Sunday, November 24, 2013

Advent Pocket Calendar

I'm in the middle of several Christmas projects.  I've had my eye on several advent calendars on Pottery Barn but they always sell out before I can pull the trigger.  I found this pocket Advent calendar on Etsy and decided I like the design better because I don't have to hang it on the wall and risk the kids getting into it (or ripping it off the wall) when I'm not looking. 

It was easy to construct.  You make the pockets out of 25 4x12 strips of wool felt folded into a pocket and embroidered with numbers.  Easy! The embroidered numbers and buttons add some hand sewing but it's still a quick project to complete.