With my peanut allergy, it can be really hard to find advent calendars that are peanut-free and safe to eat. This year I decided to make Garrett and I our own homemade advent calendar, using sewn paper pouches in a festive cookie jar.
Everyday, we get to reach inside and pull out a little paper pouch, with a little treat inside for each of us.
To make the little pouches, I cut took two pieces of craft paper and then traced a glass to get my circle. Just make sure that the shape you make is big enough for the treats to go inside, with a little extra room around the sides.
Using red thread, I stitched around the circle until I got about halfway, then put the candy inside and stitched up the rest of the circle.
I decided to make a variety of shapes – circles, stars, triangles, stockings, rectangles, diamonds.
When it’s time to open them up, all you have to do it rip them in half and the candy pops out!