definition-upcycleWe live in a time that every box, bottle, container has the possibility of a second life through upcycling.  Today’s shape, the cylinder, is best represented by the Pringle’s potato chip can.  But after enjoying the chips, this is not just any ole can to be discarded along with packaging on toothpaste.  No, the Pringle’s can become beautiful last-minute gifts for the holidays.  


Hot Cocoa Mix

And here is a quick and mostly fabulous idea (other than the cookies in the photo) on what to put in your Pringle’s gift can:  Hot Cocoa Mix

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 cups powdered milk
  • 21.8 oz box Nestle Nesquik
  • 16 oz instant coffee creamer
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (you can adjust this to taste. I like it a little less sweet and this amount is perfect).Mix all of this together in a big bowl.  Pour into a storage jar or canister. To make a mug of cocoa, fill it with water or milk and heat in the microwave. Add 3-5 heaping tablespoons of mix to the cup and stir well.