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DIY Marbled Bag Advent Calendar

At Oh Happy Day, we’re a little obsessed with marbling because it’s such an easy and super-fast way to create something truly striking and decorative (see our marbleized ribbon and marbleized party hats). Today we thought we’d give our mini cotton bags a try. Thrilled with the result, we filled them with Lindt Chocolate goodies and turned them into an advent calendar!

DIY Marbled Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Marbled Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Marbled Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

To do this easy DIY, you’ll need: cotton pull bags, water, a large tub, at least 4 colors of new nail polish, cotton ribbon, skewers, scissors, acetone nail polish remover (for clean up), optional: gloves (so you don’t get nail polish all over your hands).

Then, follow THESE instructions to marble directly onto the bags. You’ll need to let them dry overnight, but they should be ready to use the next day. Fill them up with treats and trinkets. We filled ours Peppermint Lindt LINDOR Truffles, miniature LINDT BEARS and miniature LINDT GOLD REINDEER!
DIY Marbled Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting by Alison Piepmeyer

  1. Daphne

    November 30, 2015

    Dear Amy & Alison,

    it’s charming and I love that it’s reusable after Xmas, plus your cotton bags are very fairly priced. It would also make lovely jewelry pouches. I discovered your technique to marbelize, it’s clever and the ribbon is great too.

    My Advent calendar is already made, it looks like this : but I preciously keep this wonderful idea for another Xmas ( or do someone wishes to make a jewelry Advent calendar just for me ? ).

  2. Michelle

    November 30, 2015

    Those are absolutely gorgeous, I can imagine using them as gift bags all year long!

  3. Paige

    November 30, 2015

    These advent calendar bags are gorgeous! I love them!


  4. Kari

    November 30, 2015

    This looks like a fun activity!

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