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Treat Bag Advent Calendar

It’s advent calendar time! I usually put one together over the Thanksgiving Break. We have a tradition of doing one little Christmas activity everyday. Sometimes it is small things like drinking spiced cider but sometimes it’s a bigger activity like going to see the Nutcracker. Those little things were the most important part of the holidays for me when I was younger so we try to keep that going. I picked up these awesome treat bags at Paper Mart and knew they’d be perfect for an easy advent calendar. To make them just print the numbers directly onto the bags. I like to include a few little toys or treats for the boys in addition to a Christmas activity. What do you include in your advent calendar? See all of our advent calendar ideas here.

Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day! Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Paper Bags in various colors/patterns, Printer, Ribbon, Paper Clips or Clothespins

Step 1: Change your printer settings to fit the size of your paper bags and then print numbers 1-24 onto them.
Step 2: Fill the bags with treats and/or printed activities to celebrate each day until Christmas
Step 3: Hang the bags onto ribbon with paper clips or mini clothespins.

Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

This post is sponsored by Paper MartMy favorite resource for packaging and craft supplies.

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day

  1. maggie

    November 24, 2014

    This is such an adorable idea. I like the idea of putting non-candies in the bags, as my dogs have a tendency to destroy advent calendars with treats in them 🙂


  2. Jess

    November 24, 2014

    Hi! What printer do you use ? Mine is rubbish for things like this. Need a new one !!

  3. Autumn Hope

    November 24, 2014

    Love! Hope to make these soon 🙂

  4. Hanka

    November 24, 2014

    It´s nice use string. I use hanger for clothes last year. 😉

  5. Monique | WritingMonique

    November 25, 2014

    This is a lovely idea! I adore Advent Calandars

  6. Sarah

    November 25, 2014

    I like the colours and the idea of filling Christmas activities into yous advent calendar! But it’s quite difficult to imagine 24 different activities, isn’t it?

  7. Erin @ The Mini Skirt

    November 25, 2014

    This is one of the cutest Christmas DIY projects that I’ve ever seen. I pinned it for future reference because I think my son would love it next year!
    The Mini Skirt

  8. Gucki

    December 1, 2014

    Super nice idea! Very easy and quick! I made my Advent calendar yesterday! I am super proud of it! Like an enchanted forest! Take a look if are curious:
    Alessandra –

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