I made one for Emma last year, but it didn't work as I hadn't bought something for all of the little bags so it looked silly and those ones that I had put something in, she would pull out before it was even that day. This year I nearly bought a chocolate one, but then it hit me. What if you made just one Christmas calendar bag and just put your surprise in it the night before so one treat at a time.
This will cost you next to nothing and take you maybe 30 minutes to make.
Here's what you'll need:
- material (any kind, you could use an old sheet, or a pillow case, old curtain or a t-towel)
- sewing machine (if you don't want to hand stitch)
- a bit of ribbon
- fabric pens (optional)
First cut your material. I just cut what looked like a good size.
|Who cares about wrinkles, just iron later.|
Now put that seam in the middle and sew the bottom of your bag.
Then just decorate with fabric pens and iron.
Now wasn't that easy? So if you have a sewing machine in your cupboard, get it out and make your own Christmas calendar, no excuses to buy one last minute.