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. pretty! i love the felt an pompoms and the colors, too.

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


  2. 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!!

  3. 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. ???

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. What an awesome advent calender! I am thinking of doing mine in shades of blue, to actually use on my white Christmas Tree.

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