I just finished cutting, sewing, and assembling my advent calender garland for this year. A pack of fat quarters, a cheap tinsel garland, and a pack of plastic snowflakes (I was actually 5 ornaments short for the picture) and ribbon.
Just cut each fat quarter into fourths, and fold those fourths in half, right sides together and sew around, leaving a short end open, turn right side out and BOOM! Bag!
I hung a cheap tinsel garland on my mantle, tied each bag with a piece of ribbon to the garland, and then hung a plastic snowflake ornament with the countdown numbers drawn on in permanent marker, over the top of each bag.
Each bag contains either a piece of candy, a small toy, or a piece of paper with a fun Christmas activity for us to do that evening. And we can hang the ornaments on the tree each day we open the bag.
I'm most excited to get the "Ice-cream for breakfast" bag! Woohoo!