How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

Did you buy or receive a beauty advent calendar this year? I was lucky in that Marc bought me a Marks and Spencer’s beauty advent calendar for the second year in a row. Next year I will try something new. I realise advent calendars are still going and there are 5 days still to open. I wanted to catch you early, before you throw them away, perhaps you could recycle them and use as decorations or mini gift boxes for next year?

 

Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar A Diy Idea

 

 

…perhaps you could recycle them and use as decorations or mini gift boxes for next year?

 

 

How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

 

 

How I recycled My Beauty Advent calendar:

If you follow me on Instagram and you may have seen my stories? I have been previewing the products from my M&S beauty advent calendar. I prepared everything in advance, because I knew I wouldn’t have any spare time in the run up to Christmas!

 

Ryobi

I had a box of empty boxes and was wondering what to do with them, when Ryobi  got in touch with me to ask if I would like to join in with their Christmas craft challenge. One thing led to another and I came up with this simple idea and set to work…

 

 

How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

 

 

The BIG IDEA why not get the kids to help too?

You could wrap and decorate the boxes and use as trees decorations for next year. Or you could wrap them ready for an alternative advent and fill with small gifts or sweets! Even better get the kids to wrap them!

 

1. Wrap your boxes

If you want to use your boxes as tree decorations, then just wrap as normal, if you want to use them as gift boxes for a new advent calendar then make sure you leave a flap open for access. We used newspaper because we recycle everything in our house.

 

 

How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

 

 

 2. Decorate your boxes.

This is where my new Ryobi 18V one +glue gun  came in very handy. I asked for Marc’s help and together we made 25 mini Pompoms to decorate the boxes. The next day I had great fun fixing them on with the glue gun, so fast and easy to use…

 

(Warning the glue gets hot! not suitable for young children.)

 

How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

 

 

The Ryobi 18V one+ Glue Gun

 

  • Cordless glue gun, ideal for use on a wide selection of materials such as paper, cardboard, textiles, leather, plastic, wood, metal, cork or stone
  • Two-finger trigger for enhanced control
  • 3 minute warm up means you’re ready to glue in next to no time
  • Compatible with any brand of 11mm diameter all-purpose and high strength adhesives
  • Includes 3 glue sticks

 

 

How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

 

3. Stash for next year or add them to your tree.

How simple was that? no waste, and all ready for next year. You will thank me when you find them next year, all prepped & ready for a new advent calendar gift. Why not fill them with sweets, or even better chocolates?

 

 

How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

 

 

How simple was that? no waste, and all ready for next year. You will thank me when you find them next year, all prepped & ready for a new advent calendar gift.

 

 

How To Recycle Your Beauty Advent Calendar For Next Year

 

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This is our little twiggy tree, it comes out every year and we keep it natural and simple…Marc even made the tealight holders from some branches:

 

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6 Comments

  1. 21/12/2018 / 08:39

    I already wrapped everything but it is a great idea for next Year!

    • Ashley
      Author
      21/12/2018 / 09:07

      Thanks Nancy You will be ahead of the game!
      best
      Ashley x

  2. 21/12/2018 / 06:42

    That’s a great idea to recycle the boxes. I might just keep mine and do that. xx

    • Ashley
      Author
      21/12/2018 / 09:05

      I couldn’t bare to throw them away, they are so cute!
      xx

  3. 21/12/2018 / 06:08

    Great idea. How about also wrap and decorate them and then use them to add something extra to a Christmas present?

    • Ashley
      Author
      21/12/2018 / 09:06

      Great idea for next year, thanks Jill and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
      Ashley x