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    Felt Advent Calendar

    Posted by  ·  November 3, 2012

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    I’m Kim from 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…


    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 or creating something with felt from my Felt Shop.


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    1. Friday, November 8th, 2013
      pretty! i love the felt an pompoms and the colors, too.

      I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    2. Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
      Lovely, soft and tender idea !!
    3. Jessica
      Sunday, November 25th, 2012
      I was just thinking the same thing as Erin S. Cutting the strips to 8.5" wouldn't give you a 5" pocket. If you are using the cheaper version of felt, you could buy the 9" by 12" squares a just leave it 12". Super cute idea! Thanks!!
    4. Erin S
      Sunday, November 18th, 2012
      I'm super excited to make these! However, asking cutting my first piece of felt to try out, there is no way I can get it to work if the strip is 3.5" x 8.5" (mine was actually 9" long). I took the picture above and enlarged it so it was "true to actual size" so that I could match it up exactly with my felt and made marks on where the folds were, and it seems like the strips should be cut to 3.5" x 11.5" to make a 3.5" x 5" pocket. Is anyone else noticing this? That size more accurately reflects the dimensions in all of your photos. ???
    5. Monday, November 12th, 2012
      Sweet project!
    6. Monday, November 5th, 2012
      Supercool project! I'd like to do it with your red Bamboo felt and either paint the mini clothespins like candy canes or attach peppermint candies to them. Then maybe reuse the calendar for Valentine's Day and do a set of clothespins with little candy hearts. I love this project...many thanks for sharing it! :)
    7. Cecelia
      Sunday, November 4th, 2012
      What an awesome advent calender! I am thinking of doing mine in shades of blue, to actually use on my white Christmas Tree.
    8. Sunday, November 4th, 2012
      Thanks for all your sweet comment and other creative ways to use these little felt pockets! I plan on adding a few to the top of some packages with gift cards inside. They were so quick to make and the felt is so durable they could be used over and over again!

      Have fun with it and thanks again!

    9. eva scott
      Sunday, November 4th, 2012
      I cannot begin to describe how much I LOVE these!!! I've been looking for an advent calendar that works for me and this does. I love using felt. Thank you so much. 100% doing this!!!!
    10. Alice
      Sunday, November 4th, 2012
      I'm thinking about making these for my grandkids! With having 9 grandkids, I think I need to get started now!
    11. Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      I agree, the colors are unexpected and fun!
    12. Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      Those are so cute. I think I might use them for the 8 days of Hanukkah this year (bonus it will take a third of the time to throw together)
      I think it is the colors that really speak to me, not your typical red and green, Thanks for sharing
      Hammer & Thread
    13. mary
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      so cute!
    14. JuneA**
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      Kim, great job as always!
    15. Stephanie Frye
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      I think this is the cutest little idea. It would also make an awesome chore calender/decoration in a kids room.
    16. Nicole G
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      The giveaway was just posted on Everything Etsy. Thx!
    17. Erin
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      THere is not a contest entry on the etsy referreed site. THere was not one on yesterdays referred site either.
      • Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
        Hi Erin,

        Here is the link for today's giveaway
    18. DS
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      I've had trouble finding wool felt in the stores so now I know where to get it online. Cute colors for the advent calendar and one could use the envelopes just for gift giving as well. Thanks!
    19. Nicole G
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      I can't find the giveaway. Help!
    20. Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      a-dorable! Who doesn't love wool felt and your project is totally fabulous.
    21. Suzanne
      Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
      Those are adorable and I like the color palate you chose. Thank you.