Christmas DIYs, Free Printables

DIY Christmas Eve Kit


When Christmas Eve is just around the corner, I like to make the kids a DIY Christmas Eve Kit. I’ve always bought them new PJs to wear on Christmas Eve and maybe a little treat, but this year I’ve taken it a step further by adding Hot chocolate and goodies! Let me show you how to make this quick and easy inexpensive DIY Christmas Eve kit with FREE Printable Labels.

Let’s make a DIY Christmas Eve Kit!

Here’s a list of what I used:

  • Planter
  • White tissue paper
  • White Cotton PJs
  • Dusty pink coloured mug (£2 from Ikea)
  • 2 small food bags
  • 3 small plastic lidded jars
  • Chocolate powder
  • Pink and white mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate drops
  • Candy Canes
  • One packet of biscuits
  • Mini whisk
  • Snowflake decoration
  • Red and white dotty ribbon
  • Small red bow
  • Candy Cane coloured string
  • Cocktail sticks
  • Sellotape
  • Labels (Download my free designs here)

Here’s how to make a DIY Christmas Eve Kit:

First, you will need a container. I used a wood planter, but you could use a tin, basket, bowl or even just a shoebox wrapped with paper. Make sure your container is a suitable size for what you want to display.

Wrap some red and white dotty ribbon around the middle and tape together at the back.

Scrunch up tissue paper to put inside, this will help hold the items in place. If you don’t have tissue paper, you could shred some printer paper; this will do the same job.

Next, fold PJs to the same width as the container and position them at the back. Tape on a fun label. (I used the “Twas the night before Christmas”). This is a good way to break up the colour.

Stand a packet of biscuits to one side of the display to create height. I used biscuits in a clear wrapper so the colours wouldn’t clash, then taped on a little red bow.

Put hot chocolate powder in a food bag and pink and white mini marshmallows in another. Place the chocolate powder into the cup first, then the marshmallows on top. Tuck in neatly so you don’t see any extra bag or seal. Stick a candy cane and some cocktail sticks down the side of the cup. Tie the cocktail sticks with a little candy cane coloured string. Use sellotape to attach your chosen label to the cup. I used the “Christmas Eve Treats” label. Download for free below. Position the cup towards the opposite side of the biscuits.

DIY Christmas Eve Kit Free Printable Labels

In the small plastic jars, put white mini marshmallows in one, chocolate drops in another and for the third, leave the lid off and stand candy canes and a mini whisk inside. Double over some sellotape and attach cute little snowflake designs to the lids. (I have also made some larger round labels). Add the jars to the display.

Add a snowflake decoration to match in with the snowflake themed labels. If you don’t have one, use paper to make one.

Finally, attach a big “Christmas Eve Kit” label to the front of the container.

All finished and ready for New Year’s Eve!


My Tips:

Personalise your kit however you choose, but try to stick to three main colours, this makes the display look more professional and pleasing to the eye. Remove bright coloured labels from jars and packets and replace them with a contrasting label. Or remove the packaging altogether and use transparent food bags and containers to keep it fresh and add your own decoration to the plain packaging. Try colour blocking if your things are looking too messy (I filled one of my jars up with only white coloured marshmallows to create a stronger contrast). Make your own personalized labels (there are plenty of free sites you can use) or download the labels that I have designed for free (above).

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