December is almost here, so if you haven’t made your loved ones an advent calender yet, you migh think it’s too late, right? Wrong! This last minute advent calender is really quick and easy to make, but still looks super pretty and can be personalised. So if you want to surprise someone this christmas or even want to treat yourself, get crafting!
All you really need are 24 brown paper bags and white paper to make the tags. I used pretty thick paper, just because I prefer the look, but obviously normal paper would work just as well. And if you don’t have the time, or can’t be bothered to cut out tags and write the numbers yourself, you can always print them out and just cut the paper into squares. Stars or hearts would work as well, of course, but I quite liked the rustic look of the brown paper bags and proper tags.
Now it’s time to fill your bags. Again, the sky is the limit here, whether you wwant to give away sweets, little toys or poems, choose whatever the peron you’re giving this to likes. I got given a tea advent calender by my mum and I really wanted to commit to that and take a few minutes every day to enjoy the tea, reflect on the day and appreciate the christmas spirit. So I’m actually making this calender for myself, but it will double as a photo motif for the blog, since I’ve decided to do blogmas. Yay!
The tea advent calender I got given was in a little boy and I thought that was quite boring which is why I decided to make this calender in the first place. To make it a little more special and because I really want to make those few minutes every day cosy, I’m also adding christmas cookie scented candles and chocolates. And becausee I’ve seen so many advent calenders filled with activities, I wanted to do something similar. So I cut out some cards and filled them with christmassy quotes and little tasks for every day. The tasks aren’t anything crazy, but just some festive little things to do.
Now all that is left to do is fold over the top of your bags and glue them shut. You could also use small wooden clothes pins, some even come with christmas decorations attached to them. If you want to hang your advent calender, you could also punch a hole into the top of your bags (and tags) and thread some string through there. I just wanted to keep it quite simple and I also don’t have the space to hang an advent calender. So I’m keeping the bags in a small basket.
I hope you’re just as excited about christmas as I am and maybe you’ll feel inspired to make a last minute advents calender for someone or yourself!