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 voilà - 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
The Crafty Crow
Modern Parents Messy Kids