Sometimes you come across an idea so genius, you want to kick yourself for not thinking of it first. A Pringles advent calendar is definitely one of these ideas.
The British bargain retailer B&M released advent calendars full of mini tubs of Pringles earlier this month, and they're so popular they're selling out in stores and being listed on eBay for more than three times their retail cost.
The calendar, which sells £7.99 (a little over $10), counts down the last 12 days to Christmas and has different flavors of Pringles hiding behind the doors, including favorite like original, salt and vinegar, Texas BBQ sauce and sour cream and onion.
"We're the only retailer on the high street to stock this product," B&M . "We knew it would be popular but we didn't expect it to start selling out across the country this quickly – people can't get their hands on them fast enough."
Since they've started to sell out in stores, some people are listing them on eBay, including a few that are going for more than three times the retail price —or about $33 without shipping costs.
While I'm seriously tempted to charge that amount to my credit card so I can count down the days to Christmas with a fun Pringles surprise each day, thankfully there's a DIY route that looks just as fun and way more wallet friendly.
Thanks to this genius Pinterest idea, all you need to do to make your own Pringles advent calendar is buy 24 cans of Pringles—regular size or mini tubs—and line them with festive wrapping paper. Then insert a number into the lid of each can and use a hot glue gun to connect them all into the tree shape you see here and decorate with bows. Then on each day, pop open the numbered lid and eat all the chips inside.
Sharing is optional, of course.