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Advent Ornaments: Wide Ribbon Pouches

Kids undecorate this tree! Make these wide ribbon pouches or our grosgrain ribbon cones, one to open each day starting December 1.

Photography: Simon Watson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Winter 2004


These clever little sacks are easy to make and perform double duty, holding a small gift for each of the 24 days of Advent and trimming the tree.


  • Grosgrain or satin ribbon

  • Sewing machine

  • Pinking shears

  • Candy or small toys

  • Marker or rubber stamp

  • Cord


  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. 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.

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