I’ll be showing you my nordic Advent calendar DIY today! One of our German Christmas traditions is the Advent Calendar. I used to have one as a child and remember how much fun it was!
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My girls get an Advent Calendar each year as well. There are the little ones you buy at the store where every day they open a little window and find a small piece of chocolate or originally a pretty Christmas picture inside. We’ve had those before as well. And then there are the home made ones, little packages or bags with small surprises each day. The possibilities are endless! Last year I used little bags of felt, I sewed a few years ago, they are so cute and can be used over and over. This year though, I wanted to go all neutral and really nordic, so here’s my nordic Advent Calendar!
~ 24 white paper bags
~ ink pad
~ hole puncher [not shown on picture above]
This is seriously so simple and easy, because all you do is stamp the deer on the front of each bag and stencil the numbers on the back of each bag, 1-24.
Punch a hole into the top of each bag and add the twine and then they’re ready to be hung on a branch or just stand on a tray or what ever you might prefer in your decor!
I hung them up on my white ladder and I am loving the simplicity of this!! I didn’t put the numbers in order, the girls will have to look in the morning and turn them around to see the number on the back. They will share the calendar and find a small surprise each day. I am planning on adding light items such as:
~ ear rings, bracelets
~ fun pencils
~ small, light note book
~ small chocolates
~ hair bands
~ light key change for their school bags
Are you preparing an Advent calendar this year?? If so, what are you planning on putting inside??
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