http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/felt-advent-calendar.html . Here is a picture of here end project.
Now that you have your hem for the dowl rod, the tree hemmed to the backing and the trunk hemmed to the backing you are ready to place the ornaments. This would also be a good time to cut the numbers. My husband offered his help with this and I was so happy, I SUCK at cutting intricate things (yes I consider numbers intricate) so it took him about an hour to cut all those numbers and he did double up on cutting numbers at the same time. The hardest part for him I think was getting all the holes out of the numbers (like the middle of the eight) that took some patience. Once you have all your ornaments in place, add the numbers and you can get a glimpse of what your finished project will look like.
Here is a recap of what you need for the advent calendar:
3/4yard backing felt
1 yard felt for tree (1/2 yard if you are a good cutter)
7 felt squares in the colors of your choice
1 brown felt square (for the trunk)
1 yellow felt square (for the angel)
1 dowl rod (width of your choice)
1 spool ribbon
1/4 yard black felt
hot glue gun/hem tape/sewing machich (pick your posion)
tape (I used this to hold the pattern to the fabric while I cut so I wouldnt make a mistake)
Total time, 3 hours if you are a slow cutter, 1.5-2 if you are fast. Good luck and if you have an awesome advent calendar please share, I would love to see what you came up with!
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