pocket advent calendar tutorial

12.01.2010

I was excited that Gwen asked me over today to share a Christmas tutorial with you all. I've always wanted to make an advent calendar for my girls, so when Gwen asked me for a Christmas project, this was my chance.


Click HERE for the full tutorial over at Gwenny Penny!


Oh, and don't forget to stop by tomorrow and I'll share a printable of the activity cards that I'm putting in our advent calendar. 

27 comments :

  1. Very cute Anna! I love the combination of fabrics - not Christmas, but still festive!

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  2. This is gorgeous. I love the idea of the little cards in the pockets. Too cute for words!!

    And as always, your sewing is so neat!

    Sarahx

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  3. Wow, another great tutorial! I might have to make one of these next year when Lauren's a little older. Love the Heather Bailey fabric you chose!

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  4. I love this ... so simple and classy.

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  5. Very cute & I see no sugar involved! Great for my 5yr old grandson. Last year he was so hepped up on sugar after a Holiday party he attacked out Yule tree while he was in the throws of a sugar rush.

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  6. These look wonderful, Anna. I love that they are easily personalized.

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  7. Very cute! Love the little notecards.

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  8. That was a great project at Gwenny Penny's, can't wait to see the activities you've chosen for the pockets!

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  9. Wonderful project and great tutorial!

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  10. I love the combination of fabric, twill & stamping. It all goes together so fantastic!

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  11. love it. I need to do a new advent calendar, since mine is FOREVER old and so ugly that I refuse to put it out. Poor children!

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  12. looks exciting and different than the run of the mill advents. great!

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  13. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  14. These is just amazing! I think I might just go with this idea since I haven't got little buckets yet. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Adin B

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  15. This looks great and I especially love your fabric choices here! I featured this idea on my blog day! [url]http://www.the30girl.com/2010/12/few-holiday-craft-favorites.html[/url]

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  16. I really like the fabric you chose. So festive!

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  17. Love, Love this idea. I have a grand niece that I can do this for next year! Thx!

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  18. This is great Anna! I love the little cards you put in there too. And so fun that you shared a printable version with everyone.

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  19. I love this idea for an advent calendar. I think when Brice is a little older I want to do this with him. I love remembering what the season is about (with the cards to do things, like donating toys and the such) and this is a great way to do those kind of things.

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  20. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  21. Anna, thanks so much for sharing your advent calendar tutorial with everyone. I was so glad to have you be a part of Haul Out the Holly.

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  22. Hi Noodlehead,
    I love the cuteness of this advent calendar so much I have added it to a recent post about great advent tutorials.
    You can see it here ....
    http://allysonadeney.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/12-handmade-gift-ideas-with-tutorials-advent-calendars/
    ...if you like.

    Thanks for creating it and the other lovely things I come to your blog to enjoy.
    Ally of harrysdesk

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  23. Hi Anna, I have been a follower for quite a while and really love your blog and all that you share. And this advent calender is awesome! I just wanted to let you know that I have linked to this tutorial on my recent post showing decorations I hope to finally make this year :-). I'm still finding my way in blog land so I hope it was ok to do this. Please let me know if not. Thanks Anna. Tanya xx

    http://lovelylapop.blogspot.com/2011/11/time-to-get-bit-of-christmas-happening.html

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  24. I was going to try and comment on your whole tutorials page, but alas, I am not super computer smart. What a beautifully laid out and organized tutorial section. Admirable. And the tutorials themselves! I feel like I'm a little old for an Advent calendar... but I LOVE IT. Maybe I'll just make it my normal calendar.

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