paper bag advent

Saturday, 26 November 2011

One of the treasures I've promised myself this year is to make the time for more Christmas crafting and decorating fun. My kids adore it . . . and so do I.

The other thing we all adore is advent calendars. Last year I painted a little wooden chest in advent style and this year I wanted to do something really whimsical - a paper bag advent on string.

I began with a clutch of washing line pegs and paper bags in varying patterns, then printed off some numbers on thin card and cut them out with a circle punch. These bags are quite large, but you could use smaller ones and teensy pegs.

Inside I stashed all manner of sweet festive treasure, then pinned the bags to string from kikki.K. As a final flourish, I added some sprigs of greenery - et voilĂ  - here are the bags in our entry way, tempting everyone who crosses the threshold to take a peek inside.

Here are some more advent calendar ideas to tickle your fancy, and check back soon for some handmade wreaths!

Home and Garden

Martha Stewart


The Crafty Crow

Modern Parents Messy Kids



posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

OMG, with my hands all but useless as i sit at home waiting for hand surgery . . . this is even something i might be able to manage!! Looks gorgeous & i can imagine they are filled with some awesomely fun goodies. Love Posie

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I bet your family can't wait for Dec 1!! Pretty paper, string - a sweet combination.

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Are the children excited about starting on these tomorrow?? Love Posie

Tania McCartney said...

Yes! they are excited - PLUS they have a Cadbury advent pop out calendar, too! v spoiled...

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