Make a keepsake Advent Calendar in a much less overwhelming way! Each group member will pick one ornament design and make 24 copies using my template and instructions. (There are 29 options to choose from with varying levels of difficulty. The 5 not picked will be available to you to make one for yourself in case you prefer it over others).
Sewing is required, but you can hand sew if you don't have a sewing machine.
Everyone will make the background on your own with the tutorial provided. This is a fun opportunity to get creative and make it your own! I include some different options in the tutorial. Don't like buttons? I will show you a clothespin style as well.
Finished size is 30" wide x 44" tall - larger than average, but it makes it that much more magical and memorable for kids (and adults!). Plus, it makes it easier to sew the ornaments!
Iron on numbers will be available to purchase separately, as well as pre-cut felt pieces for your ornament.
We will swap in mid November so you will have everything you need by December 1.
You can participate from anywhere in the U.S. by mailing your pages.
If you prefer to make everything yourself, the complete template bundle is available here.
This was so much fun. I can’t believe how easy it was. Very detailed instructions to make my one ornament, which was so much easier to buy material for and I got decently fast at making it! Everyone else’s ornaments look beautiful! So so happy I joined the swap. I will be using this for forever! May join next year as a gift for people!
This was a great project! I've done quiet book swaps and this was my 3rd swap and I really enjoyed it. It was not as time consuming as a page swap, and as always Kailin provided all the instructions necessary to complete. The ornaments I received in return were just as beautiful and well made as the ones I sent in. I haven't had time to make my background, but we are enjoying choosing ornaments to put on a mini tree :) The background will get done eventually!
Thanks for another great swap and experience!
The advent calendar was so fun for our family and the swap was impeccably run!
Kailan's swap are well organized and well run. This is my second swap. All of her directions are clear and easy to follow. I've wanted to make an advent calendar for years, but thought it was too much work. Doing this swap was so easy. All of the ornaments turned out great. My kids are very excited to get started.
I really enjoyed this swap! The directions were very clear and easy to follow! Kailan is so organized and is easy to work with! She will help with any questions or problems you might have! I can't wait for my Grand daughter to see it! It will be a special family tradition for her and her brother!