DIY Advent Calendar

Today I had planned to share with you a fabulous DIY advent calendar.  I was super excited to make it and thought today would be the perfect day to share it because HELLO, it’s Christmas first tomorrow!  But this DIY, as happy as I am with it, was difficult and time consuming.  If you have a sewing machine this project would be soooo much easier but as I do not, this craft took way too long.  For those of you that would like to know how I went about making this, the directions are down below.

I do not have a completed photo because the lighting in the apartment today was extremely uncooperative...


  • two pieces of white felt
  • one piece of brown felt
  • one piece of red felt
  • bakers twine
  • needle
  • hot glue gun
  • wooden dowel


  1. cut the brown felt into the shape a deer head (I got my image from Google Images)
  2. cut out a small red circle for the nose
  3. take a piece of white felt & fold it in half
  4. cut 3 strips from the top half of the folded piece of felt, leaving the last strip attached to the back side
  5. sew the piece so that you have 24 pouches
  6. number the pouches 1-24 using a sharpie
  7. attach the deer head and the nose to the remaining white piece of felt using hot glue - be sure to leave enough room at the top so that you can fold it over the dowel
  8. glue the pouch part to the bottom of the piece with the deer head on it
  9. glue the dowel to the felt, attach twine on both ends, fill with treats, hang!

This was a somewhat complicated project and I apologize that my instructions are so confusing.  If you need more clarification, don’t hesitate to comment below!