Open Back Advent Calendar
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Open Back Advent Calendar

Fill your daily bags with pieces of candy, small toys or coupons for free hugs!
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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 Sharpie® Metallic Markers, small

Sharpie® Metallic Markers

 Baker's Twine, small

Baker's Twine

 Black Ornate Open Back Frame, small

Black Ornate Open Back Frame

 Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint- 2oz., small

Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint- 2oz.


Material List

  • Studio Décor™ Open Back Frame, 16"x20"
  • Celebrate It™ Paper Sacks, Mini - Red
  • Recollections™ Border Punch
  • Recollections™ Craft Punch - 1" Round
  • Recollections™ stamps - Number
  • Recollections™ Stickers, Mini - Holly
  • Recollections™ Tape Runner
  • Recollections™ Ink Pad - Black
  • Recollections™ Baker's Twine - Red/White
  • Staple Gun
  • Clothespins, Mini
  • Sharpie® Marker - Gold
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint - Red
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

Step 1:
Paint frame red, let dry.

Step 2:
Using stapler to adhere to back of frame, stretch twine and secure across frame, making five lines of twine.

Step 3:
Use marker to paint mini clothespins gold, and set them aside to dry.

Step 4:
Cut mini bags in half, then punch with border punch across top of each bag. Use image as a guide.

Step 5:
Use hole punch to make ½ circle through one thickness of bag, as shown.

Step 6:
Use extra bag to punch the one-inch circle for numbers. Stamp with numbers 1-25.

Step 7:
Use tape runner to attach circle numbers to fronts of bags, and place stickers as shown.

Step 8:
Use clothespins to attach the envelopes to twine.