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Simple Nordic Paper Bag Advent Calendar

I just wanted to pop in real quick to show you this my simple nordic paper bag Advent Calendar. I used the one I made last year, except this time I added a pop of red using red ribbon. Find out about last year’s calendar here.  The bags were still in such great shape and I liked them a lot, so this year they got a comeback! Why not right? I did change things up a bit though. All the little filled bags are in my Ikea Raskog cart and they look so cute in it I think. The only thing else I added to it all is a string of fairy lights and that’s about it. I turned them to show numbers only, the deer print on the back is cute though too, but this year I liked the simple number style better.


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Simple Nordic Paper Bag Advent Calendar

I am into a little bit of colour for Christmas this year. Still a lot of neutrals and whites of course, some black as well, and pops of red too. It makes it all really cozy and festive. So when I saw this cute ribbon I immediately thought of using it for the white bags.

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar kreativk.net



simple nordic paper bag advent calendar kreativk.net



simple nordic paper bag advent calendar kreativk.net



simple nordic paper bag advent calendar kreativk.net



simple nordic paper bag advent calendar kreativk.net



Please pin this for later!! Thanks!!

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar kreativk.net


So as you can see, I am using last years creation, styled differently and it totally works! I spent 1 Euro on the ribbon that’s all! You could put it on any cart or mantel, I’m sure it would look great there too! Hope you like this year’s version!


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  • Leanna
    06/12/2017 at 03:50

    This is absolutely gorgeous Katrin and the larger bags would make it easier to find something suitable that you’d like to fit in them. It overall style is crisp and clean and elegant, I love this advent calendar. Pinning.

  • Amber Harrop
    05/12/2017 at 23:04

    I like the simplicity and the ribbon and I love the fact I can make them

    • Katrin
      06/12/2017 at 15:42

      hahaha, Thanks Amber, they are fun to put together!

  • Michelle Leslie
    04/12/2017 at 10:28

    What a great idea Katrin and as always it just looks so gorgeous and classy when you put it all together. I’m sure you daughter’s must be looking so forward to finding the right one and opening it each day

    • Katrin
      04/12/2017 at 20:56

      Oh it has never been easier to get them out of bed in the mornings than this time of year, lol! They love it and so do I cause these mornings are just the BEST

  • Keri Roberts
    02/12/2017 at 20:59

    Katrin, i like the addition of the red ribbon to the advent calendar bags. The fairy lights are always such a beautiful touch to your decor.

    • Katrin
      04/12/2017 at 20:26

      I really like the pop of red too this year! Thanks Keri 🙂

  • Marie
    02/12/2017 at 20:45

    I so love the simplicity of these, especially with the pop of red. Love how you’ve illuminated the advent calendar with fairy lights. Pinned to share

    • Katrin
      04/12/2017 at 19:21

      Thank you friend <3

  • Sandra L Garth
    30/11/2017 at 23:07

    I hope you don’t get tired of hearing about how creative you are because I’m going to keep telling you. You’ve taken a simple white paper bag and elevated it to new heights. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

    • Katrin
      01/12/2017 at 07:22

      You’re too kind Sandra, Thank you so so much !

  • Ellen
    29/11/2017 at 18:01

    It is amazing what a simple change like this lovely ribbon can make to your bags. I liked last years and this addition even more. Kreative and thrifty, perfect! Thank-you!

    • Katrin
      01/12/2017 at 07:20

      Thank you Ellen, yes, I like these ones a lot, and love adding red to my decor this year! Have a wonderful day 🙂

  • Mary
    28/11/2017 at 15:07

    Very smart idea Katrin. They look brand new to me. And putting them in the cart is also a good idea. They look fresh and crispy with that pop of red!

    • Katrin
      01/12/2017 at 07:16

      Thank you, yes, they do and it was an easy and budget friendly way of doing it!

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    28/11/2017 at 09:15

    It would have been a shame to not use these lovely paper bags again, Katrin. Last year’s version looked great and I also like the touch of red you went for this year. Just a few more days and it’s time to open the first bag. Your girls probably can’t wait.

    • Katrin
      01/12/2017 at 07:16

      I know hey? I really like the touch of red too, makes them stand out and my girls love them too!