We extended our holiday visit with family an extra day to hold a craft day together. It was a nice break from all of the birthday crafting maddness I have been surrounded by lately. So I will extend the birthday interuption to you and share a little holiday diy project we worked on. I tried taking pictures as we went along but it was nighttime and they just didn't come out. So I will explain the process the best I can. It was very simple and very affordable.
Semi-Homemade Advent Calendar
(please excuse the poor quality of the photos)
What you will need:
-1 1/4 yard of wool felt for the backing
-2 - 1/4 yards of wool felt in two different colors for the pockets
-felt decals to decorate each pocket
-glitter fabric paint (i used two different colors)
-1/2 inch thick wooden dowel
-2 yards of fabric cord of your liking
Please keep in mind that the measurements I provide are rather large, many that I found online have much smaller pockets. It was sized this way so that we can fit gifts big enough for a baby in each pocket. Feel free to adjust measurments as you see fit.
Slip the dowel through the sleeve in the calendar and glue the cord to the other end the same way you did the first one.
Add all of the presents and surprise a special little person (or a big person, adults can have advent calendars too!!).
I think we spent less than $30 on this project and we have enough supplies leftover to make another one when our family grows again.