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Welcome to KCL Friday Finds! Today's shopping guide is full of affordable beauty-themed stocking stuffers. Don't get me wrong, I love to get candy and chocolates in my stocking, but I also love other gifts, like a cute new pair of socks and especially little beauty products.

A beauty stocking stuffer doesn't have to cost a lot. Between individual sheets masks and bath bombs  to lip balm and nail polish, you can find so many great options under $10. Several options below are even under $5.

The most universal of stocking stuffers, aside from candy, is lip balm. When given as a gift, go with something more luxurious than a Cherry Chapstick from the grocery store. My favorite lip balms at Bua Organics are all-natural and organic and come in options like Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Oil. For a moisturizing lip balm with the addition of a fun scent, try Einstein Bath Co., for flavors like Sangria, Marshmallow, and Pink Frosting.

A wonderful way to give a luxury beauty…

A No-Sew DIY Advent Calendar


One of the many traditions surrounding Advent (the month or four weeks leading up to Christmas) is keeping an advent calendar. For many American families, the advent calendar has evolved into a fun traditional countdown to Christmas in which children get a special treat everyday from December 1st until Christmas morning when they get their regular Christmas stockings and presents. You can purchase a prefilled advent calendar containing a piece of chocolate for each day, or you can create your own DIY advent calendar.

I love having an advent calendar for my girls. It's so hard to wait until they open their presents on Christmas. This way I get to see their happy, excited faces each day. When I made this easy advent calendar, I wanted to create a no-sew DIY advent calender. While I love crafting, my sewing skills are, well, nonexistent. My second challenge in creating a large DIY advent calendar was finding inexpensive supplies. However, even when using cheap supplies, the cost can add up quickly considering you need to make 24 individual treat boxes. Using mini stockings, ribbon, and gold puffy paint, I created a no-sew inexpensive DIY advent calendar that cost under $10.00.

Supplies Needed:

*2 yards grossgrain red ribbon

*0.5 oz gold glitter puffy paint

* 24 mini red stockings (I used six sets of four, each priced 4 for $1)

*24 wooden clothespins (get a cheap pack at the dollar store or craft store)


 Simply draw on numbers 1-24 or 25 on the white part of each stocking and let dry overnight. Use tacks to attach a red ribbon to the wall and hang each stocking with a wooden clothespin.



Shop Supplies for This DIY
B003W0LZ4U Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint 1-1/4 Ounces-Metallics-Gold
B005X5XZ1S May Arts 1-Inch Wide Ribbon, Red Satin
B002CGV57M Honey-Can-Do DRY-01376 Wood Clothespins with Spring, 100-Pack
B003XXHVE4 5" Mini Red Felt Christmas Stocking


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Comments

  1. Very creative!

    My sewing skills are limited to managing to fix a button... beyond that, I'm hopeless.

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