Monday, December 5, 2011

Mini Mitten Advent Calendar

This project is super fun! I created a mini-mitten advent calendar for my daughter to start counting down the days until Christmas. We are moving a Santa hat from day to day, but when she's older I'm going to put little activities for the day in each mitten, like make hot chocolate or do something special for a friend.

It is fairly simple, I used a sewing machine for a lot of this, but I would imagine that a hot glue gun would do the job as well, I'm just not sure that it would last as long as sewing.

What you will need:
Felt, ribbon, foam board, hot glue gun, sewing machine, scissors

1. Cut a mitten out of the foam board, use it to trace 50 mittens. In my case I used 20 red, 20 green and 10 white.

2. Cut small shapes out of the foam board and write 1-25 on them with a Sharpie. Let dry.

3. Divide the mittens in half. Hot glue the numbers and small embellishments to one set of mittens.

In my tradition of refusing to use photoshop on my blog I would like to note that yes, I'm aware that my iron needs a new cover.
4. Arrange the mittens that do not have embellishment on them uniformly apart on the ribbon. Sew a straight line down the ribbon, attaching the mittens.

If I didn't already have the advent calendar plan in my head I would have just used this as a garland because it's super cute by like this.
5. Place the embellished mittens (in descending order) over the mittens that make up the garland. Pin in place.
6. Sew each mitten, leaving the top part open to use for either a "marker" (like our Santa hat) or to insert messages/activities.

2 comments: Maegan said...

oh my god SO ADORABLE!

Avocado Pardo said...

Thank you so much! I'm a HUGE fan of your blog and your DIYs, means a lot that you think it's cute!