Fill the bags with candy and suprise your family with a self-made Advent calendar!
DIY Advent Calendar: Bag by Bag

DIY Advent Calendar: Bag by Bag

A new surprise every day! Every package awakens the Christmas spirit and builds anticipation.



  • White paper for printing out the template
  • Wrapping paper: one DIN A4 sheet per bag
  • Gift ribbon: approx. 20 cm per bag
  • Number stickers, 1 to 24
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • tesa ® double-sided tape (10 m x 15 mm)
  • tesa ® Powerbutton Deluxe hooks

How It Is Done:

01

Print out the template. Transfer the dimensions and fold marks on the wrapping paper.

Apply the template.
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Apply the template.

02

Cut the wrapping paper.

Cut the paper.
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Cut the paper.

03

Fold the wrapping paper at the fold marks.

Fold the paper.
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Fold the paper.

04

Put the tesa ® double-sided tape to the long side of the cut wrapping paper and remove the anti-adhesive strips. Important: Only attach the tape to the middle third.

Apply the double-sided tape.
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Apply the double-sided tape.

05

Fold the narrow third towards the middle and tape it down. Attach the tesa ® double-sided tape flush with the edge of the paper.

Fold paper and apply double-sided tape.
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Fold paper and apply double-sided tape.

06

Step 6

Remove the anti-adhesive strip.

Remove the strip.
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Remove the strip.

07

Step 7

Fold the wider third towards the middle and tape it down.

Fold the paper.
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Fold the paper.

08

Step 8

Attach two tesa ® Powerbutton Deluxe hooks according to the manufacturer's instructions. Tip: By attaching the sticky side at a 90° angle to the base, a curtain rod can be hung on the hooks. The hooks can be hidden behind two Christmas figurines.

Now you can fill the bags with candy, tape on a number and close it with a gift ribbon. Thread the bags and Christmas decorations onto the rod with string.

Attach the hooks.
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Attach the hooks.
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