I’m pretty excited about this Advent Calendar idea, which has been brewing in my head for a while. I do need to apologise for the poorly lit photos though – natural light has not been possible around here lately, but I really wanted to get this tutorial up with a few days to spare before December 1st.
Zig zag scissors (optional)
Kraft cardstock (not shown)
Paper punch -I used a scalloped heart about 1.5″ tall
Acrylic stamps – numbers and decorative
red and black stamping inks
24 mini clothespins
1. Print out the template onto heavy card and cut out. Use the template to cut 24 pieces from the book pages by placing template on the page and drawing around it in pencil
Now cut out the shapes using scissors. I used regular scissors for the sides and bottom, and the zig zag scissors for the top edge
3. Form the bags by scoring along the lines indicated, and folding and sticking them as shown below
These are sized for a small light treat, or you can use it to hold a card with an activity for each day.
You can choose whatever colours of twine, tape and inks you like to go with your holiday decor!
Another idea is to simply make the bags to hold gift cards or as a gift tag on a bigger gift.
If you make a version of these I’d love to see it!