Time: 2 – 2.5 hours
Candies or items to put inside
I took old wrapping paper and folded into eighths.
I free handedly drew a stocking shape, an ornament shape and a present shape.
I cut out the shapes at once, then repeated the steps so I had enough with a few leftovers since I messed up once or twice.
Next, I wrote on each one a number from 1 to 24.
Then I took them to my sewing machine, matching the edges so I was sewing the back of the wraping paper and sewed an outside seam on 3 sides, then stuffed the candies inside.
I finished the seam and then trimmed the edges. Done!
Do you do an Advent calendar? Need some ideas (it’s not too late, start your calendar when you want):
Source: BHG.com has this cute idea using gift bags! http://www.bhg.com/christmas/crafts/advent-calendars/#page=5
Kim over at http://kimmccrary.blogspot.com/2010/12/activities-advent.html does ideas of fun things to do instead of gifts or goodies!
Take some used cans and paint them! http://roomenvy.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/cool-christmas-advent-calender-idea/