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Halloween Advent Calendar

How to make a cute felt calendar to count down the days to Halloween!

Author Elsie Larson


  • dowel rod
  • large piece of felt for banner  (I got a half yard at the craft store)
  • colored felt for pockets
  • embellishments for pockets  (I used a lot of buttons, some embroidery, stamps with permanent ink, a bit of paint, and wooden starts.


  1. The first step is to cut out your banner and the 31 pockets. I embellished all the pockets before gluing them down (you can also sew them down, but I just moved and I don’t even know where my sewing machine is at the moment).

  2. I like to lay them all out and embellish until it feels done. I did a lot of stamped buttons and stars. The buttons are sewn on and the wood stars are glued on.

    After all the embellishments were done and dry, I used glue on three sides of each piece of felt to create a pocket.

  3. Next, use glue to create a loop that holds your dowel rod in. Then, tie a string to each side of the rod to hang it on the wall.