I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking, “I can’t believe it’s December already!”. The way it has snuck up on me is a bit upsetting. But on the upside, I have at least completed one Christmas craft – and it’s one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. When I was little, my mom always had an advent calendar for me; usually one of the papered ones where you open a door to reveal a picture within the larger picture. I love Christmas and those advent calendars gave me something to look forward to every morning while helping countdown to my favorite holiday.
I found an easy paper bag pattern and bought some decorative paper, clothespins, and adhesive numbers and voila! A couple hours work and a cute gift-ready advent calendar. I like the idea of paper bags because they offer that same homemade feel of envelopes but hold much more. I was able to fill the bags with items like ornaments, festive band-aids, and chocolate with no worries.
Craft #1 is complete – there are several more to go and you can bet I’ll be posting pics of those as well.