This is a great, fun idea for Christmas.


  • 1 paper bag (from any shop)
  • 1 piece of red cardboard
  • 1 30 cm red ribbon


  1. I love to recycle and reuse, so at Christmas time I make funky advent calendars from paper bags. In this photo i have reused a kiki k paper bag.
  2. Its very simple, all you do is cut little doors out of the paper bag with a knife.
  3. Add red paper behind the calendar and write a little message under each door. Make sure you do this before you stick the doors shut. For fun, under every door I tell the kids a secret hiding spot where they find a little present. Make sure you write this down so you don't forget where to hide the present.

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  • jodie80
    • 01 Mar 2014
      7:43 pm

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  • I’m all for recycling, this is such a brilliant idea!!


  • Be great for the kids to make for their friends too.


  • So much better than the bought ones. Great to encourage kids to recycle. Thank you.


  • I too love the idea of up cycling/recycling. I’m going to get my children to make these this year and give them to there cousins.


  • A very cool idea. We might try this this year.


  • Really nice idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • brilliant ! so creative and crafty


  • I love to recycle and this is very creative


  • Looks cool!


  • I could see myself hiding little treasure and forgetting where!


  • Thanks for sharing this creative project.


  • handy and personalized. you can get these calendars for a few bucks but making them is so special

    • will try to make this, this year for christmas. loving seeing these xmas ideas again


  • Oooh this looks very interesting and inventive. It could also be something for the kids to help make for rellys at Christmas time too.


  • Very clever! I’ve been wanting to make and advent calendar for some time now.


  • wonderful idea, thanks for sharing :)


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