Merry - A Handmade Seasonal Guide Dec 2015 - Page 58

hug it out BY Melissa DiRenzo It’s that time of year to swap the mimosa bar for a something more warm and cozy like a hot cocoa bar. Wrapping your hands around that warm mug full of chocolately goodness and topped with something sweet really is like a hug. I wanted to make people light up when they saw my hot cocoa bar, literally. I combined two popular DIY projects - marquee lights and chalkboards to make a lit up chalk baord sign using battery operated LED lights and a few other supplies from Home Depot and channeled my inner artist. The result is an extra special piece that can be used in so many ways or just as a piece of holiday art. Click photo for full project tutorial on The Sweet Escape 58