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Advent Ornaments

Kids undecorate this tree! These ornaments are gifts in ribbon pouches, one to open each day starting December 1.


  • Grosgrain or satin ribbon
  • Sewing machine
  • Pinking shears
  • Candy or small toys
  • Marker or rubber stamp
  • Cord


  1. Step 1

    Cut wide grosgrain or satin ribbon into 8- or 10-inch lengths. Fold in half. Sew up the sides on a machine; trim the tops with pinking shears.

  2. Step 2

    Slip candy or small toys inside. Mark the dates on tags with a marker or rubber stamp; thread cord through tags, and tie on bags to close. Hang bags or tuck safely between branches.

Martha Stewart Living, Winter 2004