Handmade Christmas Advent Calendar Sacks
Advent Calendar Treat Bags
For this year's Christmas countdown, give your family daily surprises they'll devour. Using a sweet, holiday-inspired fabric, create miniature sacks to fill with delicious treats. After filling, add a corresponding countdown number, tie twine around the top to seal the sack and hang from the tree. Each day will leave everyone waiting in anticipation for another scrumptious Christmas treat.
DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
- old tablecloth or pretty curtain material
- scissors or pinking shears
- cotton needle and thread or sewing machine
- eco-friendly marker pen
- 24 lengths of garden twine or string, each about 12 1/2” long
- treats to fill each sack
- Download: Advent Calendar Pattern
Using the template, cut the cloth into 48 sack shapes. Then cut 24 small squares of fabric, each about 1 1/4 by 1 1/4 inches in size.
Align two sack shapes, correct sides facing inward. Sew three sides together. Leave a seam of 1?2 inch. Repeat with the other shapes.
Mark a day of Advent, from one to 24, on each fabric square. Make a hole in the top corner of each square, thread through the twine, and knot it.
Fill each sack with a few treats, and then tie the twine around the top to seal the sack. Secure the ends in a loop and hang from the tree.