My advent calendar is finally finished just in time for a countdown to Christmas! I searched and searched for some figures to make for my nativity that I liked. I finally found some here at barefoot in the kitchen.
For my calendar, each piece was made with rainbow felt and is at least two layers thick. A round piece of the soft side of Velcro is sewn on the back of each one. Aren’t they adorable?!
I cut the rough part of the Velcro into little stars and sewed them, along with the stable, onto a 20×30 inch piece of felt. There are 24 pockets that are each 2 1/2 inches square. I used a chain stitch to embroider all of the numbers.
Here is the final product. There are four felt loops sewn into the top and a long wooden dowel with a string attached to both ends for hanging. The baby Jesus should be put in pocket 24 to signal that the next day is Christmas!
And because I want everyone to be able to make one too, I got permission from Stephanie at barefoot in the kitchen to share the templates that I created to make my nativity figures. Sorry they aren’t the greatest templates in the world, but it’s a start! Just click the link below to download and print them. There should be four of them.
**EDIT: I have also created a list of printable Bible verses that you can read each day. Those can also be found by clicking the link below. Read my post about them here. Also, by downloading these templates, you agree that you will not use them to make anything to sell.**