DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! This is actually Day 5 and today we are sharing advent calendars.

As a side note, I decided not to participate in all 12 days this year. I chose to participate in the days that are related to what you and I like most... DIY projects and home decor mostly! But you can always see the other days on some of the other blogs. There will be links to all the other blogs at the end of this post!

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DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar
This is the 5th annual 12 Days of Holiday Ideas event, hosted by Shirley of Intelligent Domestications and Erlene of My Pinterventures. Between Nov. 11th and December 6th there will be hundreds of new ideas shared by over 55 Co-host bloggers!

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I used little muslin drawstring bags from Burlap Fabric to make my advent calendar.


DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

And some rubber stamps to stamp some designs on the bags.

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

I printed some numbers in a font I liked to number the bags.


DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

And I used a square punch to cut them out. (NOTE: make sure to leave plenty of room between the numbers when you print them! I had to print them twice because I didn't have enough space around all of them to cut them out nicely).

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

I punched a little hole with a star-shaped punch to hang them on the bags and attached them to the bags with little black safety pins.

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

Next, I had to find a way to display the bags. I had this mirror out in the garage and I decided to use it to display the Advent bags.


DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

I used some white cotton string and thumbtacks to add strings across the front of the mirror.


DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

I just tacked the ends of the string onto the back of the mirror on either side.

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

The bags are all hung on the string.


DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

And each little bag gets a small gift.


DIY Holiday Advent Calendar


DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar

DIY Holiday Advent Calendar



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DIY Holiday Advent Calendar