This Felt Advent Calendar is super easy to make and can be used over and over again for years…I love that! It is a simple handmade holiday project.

Felt Advent Calendar felt pockets in pastel teal colors are held on a ribbon with a tiny clothes pin. -Skip To My Lou

Adorable Felt Advent Calendar Easy to Make

The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time to create a little homemade goodness. It’s no secret I love felt and I am always looking for a way to use it in my projects.

Related: You might enjoy this Felt Hedgehog Ornament Tutorial too!

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 hang 5 or 10 and keep the rest in a bowl nearby.

Felt Advent Calendar felt pockets displayed in a white bowl. Pockets have a flap tied with a ribbon and a date tag. -Skip To My Lou

Felt Advent Calendar strung across a doorway with the felt pockets clipped to a ribbon with pom poms in between. The dates are tied to the pockets with a ribbon. -Skip To My Lou

Let’s do this…


  • Wool Felt
  • Ribbon
  • Kraft and scrapbook paper of your choice
  • Mini clothes pins

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

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Multiple photos first with the felt cut into strips for the Felt Advent Calendar. Next the strip sides being sewn to form the pocket. Third photo showing two sewn pockets. 3rd photo with holes punched in pocket for the ribbon and date tag. -Skip To My Lou
  • 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
Multiple pockets for the Felt Advent Calendar in pastel teals and light green with date tags tied on with yellow ribbons.  -Skip To My Lou

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.

A portion of the Felt Advent Calendar strung across a doorway with ribbon.  -Skip To My Lou

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

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

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  1. 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!


  2. 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!!!!

  3. I’m thinking about making these for my grandkids! With having 9 grandkids, I think I need to get started now!

  4. 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

  5. I think this is the cutest little idea. It would also make an awesome chore calender/decoration in a kids room.

  6. THere is not a contest entry on the etsy referreed site. THere was not one on yesterdays referred site either.

  7. 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!

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