How to Turn Trash into a Resourceful Advent Calendar
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DIY Advent Calendar for the win!
I love Advent Calendars in all forms, but DIY calendars are my favorite! That’s why I simply had to share this idea from Hip2Save reader, Dayuna, and her clever way to reuse this commonly thrown out product to create an advent calendar for her daughter.
Last year, instead of buying my daughter a $30-$50 Barbie advent calendar she so desperately “needed”, I decided to make one. I cleaned out 23 used Keurig K-Cup pods, filled them with chocolate kisses, bubble gum balls, & Barbie accessories, and cut some festive wrapping paper to cover them back up.
On Dec. 1st, she got to open a Ken doll (which was the most expensive of the gifts at $5). Then every morning after, she opened the K-Cup pods to reveal the other surprises. The total cost was less than $15 and she absolutely loved it. Point for mommy!
This resourceful idea is too cute!
What a brilliant way to reuse K-Cup pods for a fun, treat-filled advent calendar instead of tossing them away…and a much more frugal calendar option as well! I may have to borrow this idea when I create advent calendars for my family this year.
Thank you, Dayuna, for sharing your holiday tip for making a homemade advent calendar for your daughter.
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