Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Advent Calendar

I went to a Christmas Workshop last month and came home with some great ideas.

One of the projects was an Advent Calendar.
An easy project for anyone to do.
First choose a shape: Their choices were Stockings or Mittens.
I chose Mittens.

Next choose material:
I used the 50 precut mittens made from felt that came with the handmade kits that were given out at the class. But you could use wool felt, burlap or another material that holds it shape.

Gather up Needle and Floss.
Use an overcast stitch to sew the mittens together. (leave the bottom open)

Customize-I  added fur to edge of my mittens, some used white felt, others no edging. You can embelish them anyway you like.

Now decide how you want to display.
IDEAS: Hang from Large Tree Branch OR Clothesline made from Twine or other material.
I chose to hang mine from Twine that I embellished with buttons.

Inside the Mitten I placed cards that counted down to Christmas.
One side of the card I have a Christmas Scripture to read. The other side a Family activity to do that day. (examples: Make Christmas Cookies, Watch Christmas Movie, Make Chistmas Cards, Bring a Treat to someone etc...)

I am really excited to have an interactive Christmas Calendar this year!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your great idea with us on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines


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