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One of my favorite holiday traditions is our advent calendar. I enjoy creating it, and my kids definitely enjoy running to it each morning and finding their treat/activity. Last year, we did a puzzle advent calendar, where each day’s bag contained several pieces to put together, culminating in a completed puzzle, of course, on Christmas Day. We’ve done a matchbook advent calendar and a couple of years of garland-style, glassine bag countdowns filled with treats.
This year, due to a lack of empty wall space, I wanted something a little more compact. I found a vintage hanger, took kraft bags, twine, small treats and mini ornaments, and put them all together to create this year’s version.
I started by opening my hanger and tying three long pieces of jute twine to the top.
I stamped my bags, filled them with small treats and used mini clothespins to hang them on the twine. I added a mini ornament for the kids to place on the tree each day.
It couldn’t have been easier, and I know the kids will have a blast with it as they take off a bag and an ornament each day, and use the ornament to decorate their own mini Christmas tree.
What is your favorite advent calendar to DIY?