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Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

The Harry Potter Advent Calendar is an easy do it yourself decoration and daily activity to share with you children while counting down to Christmas.

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My theme for the 12 Days of Holiday Ideas is the Yule Ball from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This Advent Calendar compliments the theme with the neutral bags used to hold the goodies for each day plus holiday red tags and white ribbon.

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How To Make the Harry Potter Advent Calendar

I want to thank BurlapFabric for sponsoring the #12DaysofChristmasIdeas event and this craft. In exchange for sharing this craft, I received 24 burlap bags from BurlapFabric to use. All thoughts, ideas, crafts, pictures, and opinions contained within this post are solely my own and not necessarily that of the sponsor.

Harry Potter Advent Calendar goodies
Harry Potter Advent Calendar goodies




  1. Iron the natural burlap bags so they are free of wrinkles
  2. Using the large alphabet stickers, placing one letter per bag, spell Happy Christmas.
  3. Use glue dots, place the Hogwarts House crests on four of the burlap bags.
  4. You can leave the remaining bags blank.
  5. Using the tag punch, create 24 tags with the red card stock.
  6. Using the number punch set, create numbers 1 through 24 using the white card stock.
  7. Using the Xyron create a sticker, feed the numbers through to apply adhesive to the back of the numbers. Then place the appropriate number on each tag, making sure you have one for every number from 1 to 24.
  8. Thread a six inch piece of white ribbon through each tag.
  9. Line up the burlap bags in order on a large table. Starting with the first, tie tag 1 onto the left hand tie. Repeat this process through number 24.
  10. Pin the bags to your cork board ensuring there is enough space between each to see the letters. The tags will hang over the letters. I pinned 1 through 11 on the top row, 12 through 20 on the second row, and 21 through 24 on the third row.
  11. Insert your treats into each bag. Enjoy.

You will need to get some goodies to fill your advent calendar. I recommend the following Harry Potter treats.

Harry Potter Advent Calendar close up
Harry Potter Advent Calendar close up

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  1. Jenny Sparmo says:

    Super cute idea! The Harry Potter is so cute and the crest look great on the bags.

  2. I love Harry Potter, and I love Christmas–you’ve made me very happy with this tutorial!! 😀

  3. What a great idea for Harry Potter fans!

  4. Harry Potter fans will eat your advent calendar idea up! Very cute and pinned 🙂

  5. Cherryl Ehlenburg says:

    This is a cute idea for Harry Potter fans!

  6. What a fun calendar! My daughter would have loved this when she was in middle school!

  7. This is so unique and fun!! Love it!

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