This Christmas Advent Calendar DIY Tutorial is sponsored by Cricut however the text and opinions are my own. This Christmas Advent Calendar DIY Tutorial is perfect to count down the days and stuff the stockings with good deeds, activities or a little chocolate! Change the title at the top to suit your family’s needs. I opted for a service centered theme. But simply change what it says on the canvas . You have the choice of sewing the stockings with a blanket stitch or gluing them together. After sewing one together, I realized it would take ages to sew the other 23! So I decided to have the 24th stocking be a little different and sewn and the glued the rest. The truth is because the Cricut Maker cuts so beautifully you can just glue the stockings and they will look good.
You will need:
8 12″ by 18″ felt rectangles (wool blend needed for heat transfer vinyl – I used this collection here)
3 yards mini pom poms
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue (if gluing stockings)
Embroidery floss (if sewing stockings, but it’s a LOT of stockings)
The Font set I used in the tutorial is called Thriftshop available here.
12 by 24 Fabric Mat
12 by 12 Standard Mat
Access to Cricut Design Space
Fleece Fun’s free Stocking SVG File (located at the end of the post)
Christmas Advent Calendar DIY Video Tutorial:
Christmas Advent Calendar DIY Tutorial:
Step 1 – Cut out the Stockings
Download the free SVG file and upload it into Design space. I’ve designed the file so if you want the toe, heel and cuff can be a different color and cut out separately. Since I mixed and matched the colors I cut them all out out one color and then mixed them. The file is laid out to make the most out of a piece of 12″ by 18″ felt. Simply select all the shapes and select attach before cutting.
Step 2 – Make the Stockings
While this step might seem short bear in mind that there are 24 of these to assemble. My advice is turn on a Christmas movie (I recommend the original Miracle on 34th Street with Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood) to make assembly a little more pleasant.
First glue on the heel and the toe decorations. (Doing this will help with placing the numbers for iron on) Note: Make sure the stockings are all pointing the same direction when you glue on the toes and heels!
Now using the proper setting on the EasyPress place the iron on where you want it. Note: it is key that the felt you use has a high wool content or it will melt under the EasyPress or Iron.
Now it’s time to assemble the stocking.
Step 3 – Make the Camvas
To get an idea of the spacing I recommend that you try to layout all the elements first and mark in pencil where you want them to lay.
Using the guide provided with the EasyPress to set the time and heat.
Iron on all of the elements that you want at the top of the canvas – you can access my layout that I used in Design space here. Continue to add all of the heat transfer vinyl elements until your canvas is finished.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Get the Free SVG Pattern Below: