This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PowerYourHoliday #CollectiveBias This post contains affiliate links and/or images. As with many families, mine has several holiday traditions we indulge in. We eat my mother-in-law’s breakfast casserole on Christmas morning every year and stay in our pajamas all day. We let the kids open one of their gifts on Christmas Eve and we make ornaments every year. The kids and I always bake cookies, both to enjoy at home an to share with others. Some of our traditions have been passed down from both my husband’s family and my own and some we created just for our little family.
One tradition I have taken from my mom was to include plenty of batteries for those toys that called for them. Have you ever been caught with no batteries for a newly unwrapped toy and a disappointed kid because no one was open on Christmas Day? Yep, same here. So, instead, I always buy plenty of batteries to go with any electronic or tech toys we bought (or may receive) for the kids as well as to stock up to have plenty on hand.
My husband and I are very picky about the batteries we use. We will not buy any off brand batteries, trying to save a few cents here or there. Those batteries always end up dying on you in half the time our favorite brand will. We only use Energizer brand batteries for all of our needs. This year, in a step to be more environmentally conscious, we decided to buy the Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries, which which we purchased at our local Walmart.
I love that in buying the Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries, we are making our holidays a little “greener”, which is important to us. The Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries are not only the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries, but they are also Energizer’s longest-lasting battery! By 2025, the vision of the folks at Energizer is to use 40% recycled batteries! I love that I can make a big impact on the kids Christmas with thoughtful gifts and packaging without impacting the planet!
To make it more festive (and more fun), mom would wrap our batteries in gift paper and attach it to the wrapped toy. This way the kids had an extra package to open and had their batteries right there. Mom would just wrap the batteries in holiday paper, which I have done for years. This year, I wanted to do something more fun..a little “out of the box” if you will! (I know, corny!!) So I take an empty tin can and turn it into an eco friendly and super cute DIY upcycled gift container for the kid’s Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries! It is super easy and the results are so festive! And, to keep in line with the idea of going green, this upcycled gift container is reusable!
Here is what you need (per container):
(1) Empty soup can (or similar container)
(1) Sheet of holiday card stock
(1) Piece of complimentary fabric, the circumference of the container by the height of the container. For mine, the fabric is 10″ (circumference) by 6″ (height of the can)
(2) pieces of ribbon, the circumference of the container plus 1/4″ more.
Shredded paper or tissue paper (to cushion the contents)
Glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: Cut your card stock to fit the height of the can and the circumference of the can (allow a little extra to lap over) Using Mod Podge, glue the paper to the can. Allow to dry completely (approximately 30 minutes)
Step 2: Cut your fabric the same way you did your paper. Using the glue gun, attach the fabric, right side facing out, to the inner lip of the can.
Step 3: Attach (1) piece of ribbon to the top, outside of the can.
Now put a little shredded paper or tissue paper into the bottom of the can. Fill with your Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries and top with a bit more paper. Tie closed with the remaining piece of ribbon.
Isn’t that DIY upcycled gift container for your Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries super cute? What we found by making this is the kids were beginning to guess what electronic or tech toy they were getting. I solved that issue by using these DIY upcycled gift containers for jewelry and other small gifts! That will keep them guessing until Christmas morning!
Now that I’ve shared my DIY Upcycled Gift Container Tutorial, tell me how Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries would help power your holiday!
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