Last year, I bought this Silhouette Advent Calendar when I saw it on sale (this year I bought the Advent Shadow Box...I'm still anxiously awaiting its arrival). I've been so excited to get a chance to use it! I decided to make a fun advent calendar full of delicious dog treats for Sophie- one treat each day of December until Christmas!
I started out with the gift bags that I used in this post without the pieces that made the heads, shrunk it down, and cut off the edges where the face would be attached. I had a lot of fun picking out Christmas papers that would go well with each other and placing them so that there weren't two next to each other. I made it a few weeks before Thanksgiving, and the treats aren't making grease spots on the paper like I was afraid of, so I'm very happy. I taped on some numbers from a die cut pack I got from Michaels last year.
I'm keeping this in the craft room, so hopefully I at least stop in each day to give Sophie her treat. Shhh...don't tell her- her Christmas present this year is the rest of the box of treats.