My old felt Advent Calendar has seen better days so
I decided to make a new one. My inspiration came from Pottery Barn’s Stocking Ladder Advent Calendar.
In hopes of finding small inexpensive stockings I went to all the usual places and came up empty. Then I remembered the drawstring bags at the Target Dollar Spot. I chose the burlap, plaid, and checked bags.
Since my ladder advent calendar has drawstring bags I decided to include a small Christmas tree and vintage ornaments. You may remember I found a treasure of several boxes of Shiny Brite ornaments (here) and one of boxes held small ornaments. I also have a few small ornaments from our Christmas tree after we married and those ornaments are definitely vintage.
I have a little ladder that I use in the booth for display so it became the base of the Advent Calendar.
Not wanting to put numbers on the bags (so the bags can be used again) I looked in my stash and came up with some natural colored tags. I wrote numbers on the tags with a black Sharpie.
Suddenly, I realized that it was December 1st and I had not gotten around to putting my ladder advent calendar together, so I gathered every thing I and went to work.
I placed the little vintage ornaments and candy on the bags and attached the numbers. Then I attached each bag to the ladder .
We take turns opening one bag each day and placing the vintage ornament on the tree. Of course we never forget to eat the candy included on the bag.
Please join me on