Thursday, November 26, 2015
Advent Calendar Bags
Each Christmas I make the kids an Advent calendar. Last year I made a toilet paper roll Advent calendar that was alot of fun to make and enjoy.
This year I found these bags at Dollar Tree and knew they would make a great Advent calendar.
The bags came 12 to a pack and since we countdown all 24 days I needed 2 sets. Some folks might countdown just 12 days and in that case only 1 set needed. What a fun and frugal way to countdown to Christmas!
Other than filling the bags, the only other thing I needed was some way to number the bags. I had a roll of labels sitting around our craft cabinet for years and finally was able to put them to use with this project.
Dollar Tree Christmas bags
White labels (or number stickers)
Black Permanent marker
The last part and the part I enjoy most is filling the bags. Some bags contain notes about things we can do on the particular day. Some of my notes include baking, watching a Christmas movie and driving around to look at Christmas lights. Other bags contain dollar store trinkets like a jingle bell necklace, card games, Christmas socks and I even stuck a couple of dollars in one and some candy in others. There are so many great ideas to fill your bags with!
As far as displaying our bags at first I was going to use some red buckets from the dollar store but the buckets were not quite big enough. I decided to try and use what else I already had on hand so I cut a piece of baking twine and used clothespins to hang our bags along our staircase. I will do this same thing to the other side of our staircase counting down all 24 days.
That's it! This was so easy, frugal and practical. This project cost a whopping $2 (not counting the trinkets but you could just do all notes which costs nothing and offers the most fun!)