Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Felt Valentines Advent Banner

I wanted to make another Valentine advent for my family (you all know how much I love advents) and this is what I came up with. I'm excited about it because it can be used in so many different ways. I have thought of having a gift a day inside each envelope. I thought about having a treasure hunt daily and the clues would be inside the envelope. I also thought of having valentine activities a day. You could put treats or notes inside the envelopes. The ideas are endless. To get started with this project I got an envelope the size that I wanted the felt envelopes to be.
I opened the flap of the envelope and traced it onto my felt for the first piece. For the second piece and closed the flap and traced onto my felt. I used four different colors. I did 4-red, 4-light pink, 3-white, and 3-dark pink.
I then took my rectangle piece and placed it on top of the other piece. Using embroidery thread I stitched the two pieces together.
I then folded the flap down and stitched on top only stitching through one layer (so you can still open your envelope.
I then cut hearts from my felt, no pattern just folded the felt and cut a half shape heart.
I then took embroidery thread and stitched around the heart.
I then glued the heart to the front of the envelope flap with fabric glue.
I then added self adhesive Velcro.
Then I stitched number to each of my envelope.
And that's what they looked like to this point.
To create the banner look, I took some ribbon and hot glued the corners of each envelope to the the ribbon.
And there you have it. It didn't take that long to make and I absolutely love it. I hope you do to.

Linking to: Lil Luna, Oopsey daisey, Someday Crafts, I heart naptime, Michelle Paige, Craft-O-Maniac


  1. Adorable! Looks very simple and inexpensive to make as well! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I LOVE these envelopes--nothing says valentine's day to me like felt envelopes. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  3. super cute idea! I want to do this next year and fill the envelopes up with love notes! thanks for the great idea!

  4. I absolutely LOVE your advent banner! What a creative idea! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html
    Thanks, Michelle

  5. That is so romantic I love this idea. Wish I had some felt now.

  6. Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I featured your idea today! Come take a look! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/sewn-up-love.html

  7. Lovely! I am going to make these this year!