No December is complete without an Advent Calendar! This year, I created my Advent Calendar using Felt from The Kunin Group! My kids are super excited for December to arrive so that we can start opening them!
Felt from The Kunin Group (red, green, glitter white)
Sewing Machine with coordinating thread (green and red)
Envelope Patterns that I created using Adobe Illustrator
Letters that were reflected vertically that I created using Adobe Illustrator
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Laura Kelly Buttons from Buttons Galore & More
Heat & Bond
Small clothes pins
Rope purchased from ACMoore
Using my envelope patterns, I cut out 24 envelopes. I used both my regular scissors and my pinking shears just to change up the look. Once I had them all cut out, I folded and pinned the sides to get them ready for sewing.
My sewing machine does all kinds of cute little patterns, so I chose a couple of designs and sewed up the sides only to the top of the sides.
Once they were all sewn up, I used my iron to help the flap on my envelopes to stay down.
I didn’t think that a whole piece of velcro was needed, so I cut them into quarters and applied them to the inside of the flap. Keeping the velcro pieces together, I closed my envelope so that they would line up.
Next, I was ready to cut out my numbers! Using Heat & Bond, I ironed it to the back of my sheet of numbers, removed the backing and then ironed it to the back of the sheet of glitter white felt. And then they were ready to cut out! Once they were all cut out, I used an Excel knife to cut out the inside pieces of the numbers.
I really love Laura Kelly’s buttons from Buttons Galore & More and she has a great set of Christmas colors. I chose a read and green for each envelope, glued them using Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue and then glued them to the flap of the envelope. I also glued the numbers to the envelopes.
After all of my envelopes were done, I decided to make a felt bow to attach to the string where I was going to clip my envelopes.
Ready for December! And until next time…..