A last minute's sort of Advent Calendar

Hello my stardusted readers!

Today it was a crazy day for me. I was super busy as it was my birthday and I had to prepare the house for some good friends and family that were coming over.Meanwhile I head over to IKEA for some stuff that I wanted and there I saw some cute Christmas little paper bags. I liked them so much that I had to buy them without knowing what I would do with them. When all the visitors left from our mini party (great cake by the way!) I came up with an idea! Since tomorrow - well...actually today - is the 1st of December I would make    a kind of an advent calendar! So, I put a number on each one of them, filled them with kid's stuff and... wanna see my creation?

This is some of the stuff that I used to fill in the bags. Candies, little chocolates, Christmas tree ornaments, cookies, lollipops, little toys and pencils.

I know it's not an amazing or such a creative project, but it was super easy, cheap, last minute's project and I'm sure that kids are gonna love it!

Linking up at these Link Parties and at The Thrifty Home and at Blissful and Domestic. Check them out for a ton of crafts and projects!

P.S.: wanna take a sneak peek of my birthday mini party?


Linking up at these Link Parties, at The Thrifty Home, at Blissful and Domestic, at Raising Memories


  1. Happy Birthday from one Sag to another. ;)))

    I love advent calendars, what a great idea.

  2. Happy belated birthday wishes Olga. You won't believe it - I'm a Sagittarian too xxx Love Fiona

  3. Happy Belated Birthday!! I love the calendar! Very creative!! Thanks so much for linking up today!!

  4. Super LOVE the calendar : )) Really creative and festive for the season.. I'm your newest follower here and would LOVE for you to please link this up via my Pin'Inspirational linky party happening today please : ) ) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdayslinky-party.html Thanks a million.. Wishing you an amazing start to your weekend.. ~Marilyn -- ps: happy belated birthday ; ))

  5. Happy Belated Birthday, Olga. Hope you had a wonderful celebration.

    Adore your advent calender. It's cute and I am sure the kids love it!


  6. Oh my gosh, those santa bags are awesome. This is a perfect advent calendar.thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday!

  7. Those bags are so cute, and what a cute advent calendar you made out of them. Happy belated BD, you've a pretty creative girl. Thanks so much for sharing over at Sunday's Best.

  8. Love your advent idea...and your family is adorable!

    Happy Holiday from Illinois, USA to you in Greece!

    Visiting from Wicked Awesome Wednesday Linky party at Handy Man, Crafty Woman today,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

  9. What a fun countdown! I love all the goodies in the bags! I'd love for you to link this up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.

  10. That is so easy and fun and the kids will love all the great treats. I am a new follower visiting from My Backyard Eden. Vicky from Mess For Less

  11. super cute! I love that! I made a last minute one on my blog too. Love your idea! I am your newest follower! Hope you can stop by when you get a chance!

  12. Nice last-minute advent idea. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  13. That is a clever idea for an Advent calendar. I linked one up today as well. LOVE them. :)

  14. this is so unique and cute! belated Happy Birthday! http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

  15. Thank you all so very much for dropping by and for your sweet comments!

  16. Fun idea! I'll bet you kids are loving the treats! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Cute idea. :) Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  18. Thanks for linking to the Simply Christmas inspiration Party at Shabby Art Boutique.
    Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

  19. Your mantle is adorable; wonderful idea for those Santa sacks--so pretty.

  20. OK!! Your advent bags are really cute but I was in awe over your fireplace..I love the way if curves!!!


  21. @Denyse: really? you like the way it curves? Because I always said I would prefer it square! lol! (we always want what we don't have!)

  22. Hi Olga, this looks like fun. I bet the kiddies had so much fun with this. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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