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DIY Advent Calendar 2021 🎄 Cut Felt on a Cricut Explore and Maker!

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Get the free DIY advent calendar pattern at https://jennifermaker.com/felt-christmas-tree-advent-calendar

Christmas is just around the corner, and every year I design and make a new DIY advent calendar — a countdown to Christmas! I’ve made 3D Christmas trees with little drawers for gifts and goodies, paper villages with a door for every day, and even ornament stands so you can put a new ornament on the tree. And this year is no different! Our annual advent calendar 2021 design this year is a heartfelt hanging Christmas tree with 25 felt ornaments to decorate each day in December. I’m excited to teach you how to cut felt on a Cricut Explore and Maker cutting machine and then assemble an easy felt Christmas tree advent calendar that you will treasure for years to come.

Past Year’s Advent Calendar Projects:
3D Christmas Tree with Drawers – https://jennifermaker.com/christmas-tree-advent-calendar-25-days-projects/
Easy Paper Village – https://jennifermaker.com/easy-paper-villages/
Tile Ornament Stand – https://jennifermaker.com/tile-ornament-tree-countdown-calendar/
Santa Countdown Sign – https://jennifermaker.com/christmas-day-countdown/

Topics covered in this tutorial:
0:00 – Advent Calendars Through the Years
1:26 – Materials and tools
3:06 – Step 1: Get the Free Pattern
4:22 – Step 2: Cut Your Designs on a Cricut
5:59 – Cut Felt on a Cricut Explore
11:40 – Weed Your Iron On Vinyl
11:56 – Step 3: Assemble Your Tree
18:44 – Step 4: Assemble Your Ornaments
20:23 – Step 5: Add the Hanger and Ribbons
22:43 – Make a Simple Bow
25:33 – Step 6: Add Iron On Vinyl
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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

See the exact items I used for this project on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/ideas/amzn1.account.AHTECS7ITMCAPWO4CDLEYTEEUWXQ/3PMX3C0218K59

* Stiff acrylic felt in a variety of colors (for the ornaments) – https://amzn.to/3CviChC
* 1/2 Yard of Green Felt at 72″ (for five 12″ x 12″ pieces of the Christmas tree) – https://amzn.to/3ore9t6
* 1 Yard of Contrasting Felt at 72″ (23″ x 52″) (for the background) – https://amzn.to/3CYLfUU
* 1 Yard of Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8″ wide – https://amzn.to/39XQw2K
* 3 Yards of Decorative Wired Ribbon, 2-1/2″ wide – https://amzn.to/3zVDKfG
* Felt Glue – https://amzn.to/3uxLEe5
* 25 Hook & Loop Adhesive Dots (only the rough side is needed) – https://amzn.to/3D411hr
* Iron On Vinyl (or other heat transfer vinyl) – https://amzn.to/3qXiWDR
* Freezer Paper (used to bond your felt when cutting on the Explore series) – https://amzn.to/2YltX5L
* Floral Wire, 8 inches – https://amzn.to/2YsdRqA
* 1 Wooden Dowel Rod 1/2″ x 36″ – https://amzn.to/3kXnBC1 – and 2 Wooden Dowel End Caps 1/2″ – https://amzn.to/3opQpFG
* Cherry Cordial Font – https://fontbundles.net/geekmissy/8351-cherry-cordial-script-display-font?ref=mnGwRS – or Hello Font – https://www.dafont.com/hello.font?text=my+favorite+color+is+sunshine&back=theme
* Purple StrongGrip Machine Mat (for the felt) – https://amzn.to/2YjGyGb
* Cricut Easy Press – https://amzn.to/3uSt7JT – (or Household Iron)
* Lint Roller – https://amzn.to/3os1pCq
* Fabric Scissors and Straight Pins – https://amzn.to/3AYWwTX
* Yardstick or Ruler – https://amzn.to/3l72s8C
* Washable Fabric Pen – https://amzn.to/3DeITkT
* Hand Saw (for cutting the dowel to size) – https://amzn.to/3kVDGs6
* Large EasyPress Mat (or folded towel) – https://amzn.to/3uMuU2T
* Brayer – https://amzn.to/3lbomYg
* Cricut Basic Tool Set (includes Scissors, Spatula, Tweezers, Weeding Tool, and Scraper)
* Wire Cutters – https://amzn.to/3lgkWni
* Hot Glue Gun and one (1) Hot Glue Stick – https://amzn.to/3G0pt5I
* (Optional) Cricut Rotary Cutter and Mat Kit
* (Optional) Cricut Roll Holder for the Maker 3 and Explore 3
* A method to cut your felt and vinyl – I used the Cricut Maker 3 and Explore 3 but you can use the Cricut Maker or any of the Explore Series machines — see http://shrsl.com/1dq4w
* Design # 342 – My free SVG cut file (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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