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    I'm already looking forward to Christmas (its only 6 months away) and recently started thinking about my Christmas Craft - with 2 kids under 2 I have to be well prepared!

    I want to make them an advent calender each which has little pockets to put little presents in - any idea how I could make one?

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    Wow - thats very organised thinking !!

    Regarding how to make an advent calender with pockets; my mum has made them for the gran kids by using a large piece of felt seamed at the top and bottom (with a thin wooden pole through the top seam for hanging) and then stitched little felt pockets over the top (with shapes & sequin things stuck on each pocket). Hope that makes sense ;-)
    Mel

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    • #3
      Thanks for that Lili, I think I need to venture into town and see if they have any shops where I can buy felt!

      We've not long moved into the area so dont really know what craft shops are around!

      I have to be organised as I never know how long it will take for me to get things done, my little girl is still only 4 months so takes up a lot of time, and ofcourse I have my toddler too so only get to do crafts when they are asleep!

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      • #4
        Alex, You mentioned before about your girls clothes - why not use the pockets from her dresses to make the slots for you to put little bits of chocolate and things in ?
        Caroline

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        • #5
          I think you can buy kits to make material advent calanders.
          I have one that my mum made me, a square of material with pockets that are numbered 1-24 and have nice festive piccies on that are big enough to put the little celebrations choccies in!! It has a wooden pole through the top and some coloured rope to hang it up. I use it every year!!
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          • #6
            What a lovely idea. Something your kids can treasure for years to come.
            http://butterbeandesigns.co.uk/

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            • #7
              Or, if feeling brave, what about a green felt tree?
              Shaped as a triangle but with 4 sides (so it will stand up) and the numbers of the month on little pockets.

              You then don't need to knock holes in the walls and it can go on the mantlepiece so the kids can't get the choccies!!

              Hope this helps!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sugarandspicecrafts View Post
                Or, if feeling brave, what about a green felt tree?
                Shaped as a triangle but with 4 sides (so it will stand up) and the numbers of the month on little pockets.

                You then don't need to knock holes in the walls and it can go on the mantlepiece so the kids can't get the choccies!!

                Hope this helps!
                Oooh - now that's a good idea!
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                • #9
                  I'd post a pic of them but they're packed away in the loft and I dare not ask the husband to get them......

                  They have some cardboard inside to make them more standy-upy but they have a really nice blanket stitch round the edge.

                  Very festive!!

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                  • #10
                    Hi,

                    I made 1 about 4 years ago. I was pretty useless at crafting then so I bought a kit from QVC from a company called Bucilla, it's a bit pricy but really easy instructions. A lot of beads and sequins and it took about 4 months to make , however I've seen the same pattern in shops sold for about £20 made up and only about 6 beads in all - mine has about 600.

                    Anyway it is well admired, very hard wearing and most important I made it myself

                    I dont think you can get then from qvc now but you can definately buy them online and from ebay.

                    good luck

                    gilly

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