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It’s been a while since I put my crafting hat on but last week I made the cutest 30 minute DIY advent garland with burlap satchels. The only issue, the dogs keep sniffing out the candy and trying to take the burlap bags off the tree!
This is the easiest Christmas craft on the planet.
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How to make a DIY advent calendar
An advent calendar is a special calendar to countdown the days to December 25th.
Supplies needed (can be purchased by clicking the Amazon links below)
candy or treats to fill bags
The first step to creating your DIY advent tree garland with burlap, is to number all of your burlap satchels using a fabric marker.
I placed a folded piece of paper inside the burlap satchel to prevent bleed through from the marker.
Once all of your burlap satchels are numbered 1 – 25, fill with your favorite Christmas candy or treat.
Don’t forget to fill the 25th bag with something extra special!
Advent calendar ideas range from wood, fabric, paper and many more ideas.
My son is a teenager now and he has lost interest in his wooden advent train. There are so many fun ways to countdown to Christmas!
It’s kind of sad really.
I don’t know why I am having such a hard time this year with him growing up. I guess it could be that he is 14 years old and wants nothing to do with his “mom!” -ha.
Once I filled the burlap satchels, I strung the burlap twine on the tree and attached the burlap bags with the cutest red clothespins.
Christmas tree advent calendar DIY
I am loving our 30 Minute DIY Advent Tree Garland with Burlap and I think it’s looks gorgeous on the flocked Christmas tree.
I will be sharing our Christmas living room and Christmas station filled with hot chocolate goodies over the next week so check back often!
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