Recreate project, paper bag Advent

I am busy at work this weekend preparing oddles of holiday goodies that will be here to inspire you soon, including an advent calendar I have been dreaming about for months! I’ve even enlisted the help of Sufjan to get me in the Christmas mood.

In the meantime here is an Advent Calendar that you absolutely cannot go wrong with… It is so simple and pure genius!

To recreate: Grab a pack of paper bags, stamp numbers onto the front and tie off the tops with pretty twine- don’t forget to stash a little goody inside each one. You could stuff them in a suitcase like Anette did above or send them off in lunch boxes for school age children.

Photos and project design via Anetteshus

blessings.

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Posted November 05, 2010
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16 Responses to “Recreate project, paper bag Advent”

  1. While I was working on my holiday line I had to bust out some Sufjan too :) These are super cute and I can’t wait to see what you are crafting up for the holidays!

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  4. Lena says:

    LOVE this idea! How wonderful!

  5. What a neat idea! I love this! I remember Advent calenders from when I was a little girl and they were so special.

  6. Karen says:

    Love Advent calendars! Especially more sophisticated ones – the ones from childhood always had waxy, sort of stale chocolates waiting each day.

    Why don’t we have calendars that have surprise treats for every day of the year?!

  7. This is such a great idea…so much better than the store-bought made-in-China ones my in-laws buy the kids every year! Definitely a project I’ll attempt….thanks for sharing!

  8. domestikate says:

    Ooh I love it – so simple but so beautifully effective!

  9. this is such a great idea!! soo pretty and useful!

  10. Marina says:

    So simple and yet beautifull. Annette is always so inspiring.

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  14. Penny says:

    What did you put inside these??

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