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Simple Nordic Paper Bag Advent Calendar

How to make a simple Nordic Paper Bag Advent Calendar.

Hi there friends! I’m happy to be posting my first project for our 12 days of Christmas countdown! I’ll be showing you my super simple Nordic paper bag advent calendar, that I prepared the other day for my girls. It is not filled yet, but that will happen over the next few days.

 

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Simple Nordic Paper Bag Advent Calendar

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What I have used:

small brown paper bags

red bakers twine

stickers

black marker

green garland 

fairy lights 

 

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I started by hand writing the numbers on the paper bags using a black marker.

 

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Then I just added the bakers twine to the bags [mine came with punched holes already] and after that, I added stickers on the back of each bag. I love these cute whimsical stickers, they give it a little extra Christmas feel.

 

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My stairs are always a tricky spot to decorate, so this year I’ve decided to add my garland to the banister.

I also added some fairy lights and then the little paper bags all mixed up.

 

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simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

simple nordic paper bag advent calendar northernfeeling.com

 

My daughters are already excited for this, but I still have to fill it with little surprises which will happen this week. I usually add a few chocolates and then things like stickers, little notes, ear rings, pins, etc.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

 

Scroll down for many more DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar Ideas for your holiday season!


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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Ardith
    23/11/2018 at 3:21 pm

    Happy Holidays, Katrin, and thank you for such a cute advent calendar idea. It looks so effortlessly festive. Cheers, Ardith

    • Reply
      Katrin
      24/11/2018 at 10:23 pm

      Happy Holidays Ardith, Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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    Marie InteriorFrugalista
    23/11/2018 at 6:04 pm

    You’ve done it again with another gorgeous simple Christmas idea. Love the paper bag idea for an advent calendar but love it, even more, hanging with garland along the stairs. Pinned 🙂

    • Reply
      Katrin
      24/11/2018 at 10:24 pm

      Aw Thanks Marie. On the stairs it’s really easy to get to them, although my girls aren’t that small anymore, but it’s still a comfortable spot for the calendar.

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    Jenny
    23/11/2018 at 6:57 pm

    This looks so pretty on your stairs- it’s a perfect match. Love the simplicity of the brown bags and garland.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      24/11/2018 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny!

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    Carrie
    25/11/2018 at 3:13 pm

    This is so, so pretty! This is perfect for every family, no matter the make up or age of the kids. Love this! And it adds something pretty to your Christmas decorations. Lovely!

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      Katrin
      28/11/2018 at 6:50 am

      Aw Thank you so much Carrie!

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    NitkaDesign
    25/11/2018 at 11:09 pm

    Fantastic:-))) Simple solutions are the best:-)))

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    Michelle Leslie
    26/11/2018 at 10:01 am

    How do you manage to always make things look so stylish and elegant my friend? Love this beautiful advent calendar and it’s so simple to make too. You just know how to combine things and turn them into something wow. It’s all those little things like writing the number and spelling them that make a big difference to the whole look. Love it!!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      28/11/2018 at 6:53 am

      Thanks friend, that means so much!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    28/11/2018 at 8:41 pm

    I love the simplicity of this, and those cute stickers! Very pretty on your banister.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/12/2018 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah!

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    Sam - Raggedy Bits
    30/11/2018 at 12:36 pm

    So very cute, Katrin! I love how you have your advent calendar hanging from your staircase! Your kiddies must love coming down the stairs each day!!

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      Katrin
      02/12/2018 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much Sam, yes, they do 🙂

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    Super Mom - No Cape!
    05/12/2018 at 2:56 am

    This is a great way to add a fun touch to your stairway garland!

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