Sunday, November 25, 2012

Crafty Cows 5: Felt Advent Calendars

Our Crafty Cows group decided on a weekly craft with a Christmas theme leading up to the holidays.  I searched all over pinterest and finally found something I loved as a child, advent calendars.  Check this ridiculously amazing one from inchmark journal, this incredibly funky one I found on etsy, and this beautifully detailed one from A Feathered Nest. Pretty amazing, right?

I loved the idea, but I don't sew and the idea of measuring square pockets to an exact size freaked me out.  Anything requiring a high degree of exactitude is generally a failure for me (I don't bake bread, I don't do origami). So, here's what I came up with--a whole lot of hot glue and only a teeny bit of sewing for the buttons, and not a measuring tape in sight:


  1. So clever. And CUTE!

  2. So adorable! You've inspired me to try my hand at an advent calendar for my little one. Do you know how large this ended up being?

    1. How did yours turn out? Mine is about 3 feet long. It's held up pretty well over the years!