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Felt the Magic

One of the best things about Christmas crafting is creating your own holiday magic and fun. This felt Christmas countdown would look so pretty hanging up in your home. Plus, it’s something you can keep for years to come and always look forward to.

Because there are a lot of little bits and pieces, this is more of an intermediate felt project. You can either use a sewing machine to attach all the pockets, or you can sew by hand. Our tutorial will also show you how to make looks on the backside of your felt Christmas countdown so you can hang it on your wall with a wood dowel.

Crafting tips: Make sure to tile together the PDF paper pattern because of the size of the bigger pieces, but the smaller felt details can be cut with a Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4. Note: The PDF has placement guidelines for all of the details. Additionally, there are optimized SVGs for the iron-on designs to fit on a 12″x12″ cutting mat and save material, but there is also another file with them all in the same place.

How to Make a Felt Christmas Countdown

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Print and cut out the PDF pattern, taping the oversized pieces together where indicated.
  3. Cut out felt according to pattern using a Cricut Maker (for the windows, doors, steps, etc. only) or scissors. Keep the paper patterns on hand to use as a guide for placement later. The blue dotted lines indicate where pieces will overlap and be placed, and the grey lines indicate the placement of the felt and iron-on designs.
  4. Cut out the iron-on designs using a cutting machine (remember to mirror the designs before cutting!). There is an optimized SVG file grouped by color to fit on a 12”x12” mat, as well as a file with everything together to organize and cut how you want(if preferred). Weed out the vinyl designs, but keep them together on the sticky backer sheets until you need them.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

Felt Christmas countdown tutorial by Lia Griffith

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