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I’m Kim from EverythingEtsy.com and I’m thrilled to share a simple handmade holiday project with you today! As a long time reader of Skip to my Lou I’m jumping up and down over here with excitement over the opportunity to guest post with this tutorial…I hope you enjoy it!

The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time to start creating a little homemade goodness. It’s no secret I totally love felt and I’m always looking for a way to use it in my projects. This Felt Advent Calendar is super easy to make and can be used over and over again for years…I love that!

It’s not too big and not too small…it’s just right for little treasures, candy or even gift cards. I made a few extra felt pockets to top off some Christmas gifts this year.

You can use all your pockets at once or just hang 5 or 10 and keep the rest in a bowl near by.

Let’s do this…


  • Beautiful wool felt {Mint Julep & Mermaid Green}
  • Ribbon
  • Kraft and scrapbook paper of your choice
  • Mini clothes pins

I’m sure you have most of what you need at home already.

  • Start by cutting your felt into strips – 3 1/2” x 8 1/2”
  • Round the corners on one end {shown in the photo above}
  • Fold the bottom up so the pocket measures about 3 1/2” x 5”
  • Sew around the outside as close to the edge as possible
  • Cut two circles and glue them together to create a number tag {1 1/2” total}
  • Use a hole punch to create two holes on the front of the pocket and one on the flap for your ribbon
  • Run your ribbon through the holes from the inside and tie your tag on

Now you have sweet little Advent Calendar pockets that will keep little hands out {maybe}.

I thought about adding some big polka dots or silhouettes of Santa on them…get creative and have fun creating a family tradition.

Just use the adorable mini clothes pins and clip them to your ribbon.

There you have it…a sweet Felt Advent Calendar. I told you it was easy, didn’t I??

I hope you’re inspired to start creating handmade holiday decoration for your home this year. It’s the perfect time of year to create lasting memories of crafting with family and friends.

Thanks for the honor of guest posting on your beautiful blog, Cindy!

You can always find me blogging away on EverythingEtsy.com or creating something with felt from my Felt Shop.


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