Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Trash To Treasure

One of the unfortunate things about the holidays is all the trash it leaves behind. That's why I'm always on the lookout out for new uses of cast away items. For example, the picture above is a candy mold that I salvaged from one of those cheap advent calendars. Once I tore away the cardboard exterior, I discovered a plastic candy mold with twenty-four unique molds! I'll save the candy mold to make chocolates and sugar shapes for next year.

Here's the kind of advent calendar I'm referring to.

What the advent calendar looks like when you tear away the cardboard.

Close up of one of the candy molds.

Come back later in the week to see what I'm doing with cardboard wrapping paper rolls.

13 comments:

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Cool! You could make mini soaps with melt & pour soap, too.

Toña Elena said...

Thank you! I was horrified when a friend gave my daughter one of these Trader Joe's chocolate advent calendars. You totally changed my perspective.

Christine said...

I use cardboard rolls as firestarters, I fill them with dryer lint. Not crafty, but a warm fire always makes me want to do more crafts. I can't wait to see what you make!

Wendy said...

Oh, very clever. If we ever get one of these, I'll have to remember this.

Anonymous said...

Could they be used as recycled crayon molds...? If so, do you know how to make them?

Jane said...

I had the same idea with those molds. I'm also saving them. Next year I want to make mini beeswax ornaments with them too.

Terresa said...

Fab! We get the TJs chocolate advents every year (except this one for some reason). Love this repurposed idea!

Kate England | Marmalade Moon said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year!

xxx
Kate

Violet said...

This is hilarious because not only do I have the exact same advent calendar I also was going to save the molds! yay crafty people

Ayie said...

happy new year jessica and to your family!!!

rengawk said...

If considering a food use for these molds maybe try making your own gummies?

Family, Money and Stuff said...

Great idea! I love the advent calendar reuse. I also love the luminary-out-of-Christmas-cards idea. Thanks!

This is my first visit to your blog, and it looks like it's right up my alley.

Look forward to seeing more!

Yarni Gras! said...

what a fun idea!

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