pocket advent calendar tutorial

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 thoughts on “pocket advent calendar tutorial

  1. alissa says:

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

  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!


  3. Mary says:

    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!

  4. candicem says:

    I love this … so simple and classy.

  5. Beth Adams says:

    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.

  6. Chris says:

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

  7. Katie says:

    Super cute. Love the style.

  8. V and Co. says:

    l-o-v-e love it!

  9. Kristie says:

    Very cute! Love the little notecards.

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

  11. picknstitch says:

    Wonderful project and great tutorial!

  12. Jodie says:

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

  13. Larissa says:

    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!

  14. Nicole says:

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

  15. CraftCrave says:

    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

  16. inday_adin says:

    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

  17. the 30 girl says:

    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]

  18. Louisa says:

    I really like the fabric you chose. So festive!

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

  20. dana says:

    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.

  21. Christina says:

    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.

  22. Cara says:

    Great fabric choices!

  23. CraftCrave says:

    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

  24. 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.

  25. 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 ….
    …if you like.

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

  26. Tanya says:

    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


  27. Sarah Watson says:

    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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