Saturday, November 7, 2009

Felt Advent Calendar Project

Since we're all sick and miserable this week, I thought I'd do a repost of this project, now that everyone is starting to think about Christmas...

Last week I recommended the book A Greener Christmas, and said I'd be making one of the advent projects from the book. Here's my version of the little advent sacks, to be hung on the Christmas tree. (As usual, you'll notice my shockingly poor photography. What can I say?)

Here is a picture of the little sacks. I sacrificed a funky vintage scarf for the patterned ones, and made the rest out of coordinating felt.

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Here are a few stuffed, and tied with ribbon. I couldn't figure out a good way to stage the pictures, as we obviously don't have our Christmas tree up. Nonetheless, I wanted to post the project, in case anyone else might want to take a stab at it, while there's still time...

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Here are the numbered card stock tags, which will be attached to the sack by the ribbon, as soon as I can find my hole punch. I numbered the tags with scrapbooking stickers I had lying around. I sort of like the random mix and match effect. It matches the wild colors I used.

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The bags will be holding candy and trinkets some days, instructions to make a project some days (cards, wrapping paper, etc,) and promises to do an activity other days (bake cookies, attend church Christmas party, etc.)

Also, while I was obviously going for a wacky, non traditional color scheme, the project in the book used white linen for the sacks. You'd also get a more traditional effect with green and white felt.
(These colors will go nicely with our hot pink tree...)


  1. I LOVE this idea!! I may have to do it for our tree!

  2. Great idea! Repost again in November! I think it's lovely!

  3. Thanks for the comments, guys. Annette, the pattern pieces are about five inches wide, by six inches long, and then sewn with about a 1/4 inch seam allowance.