I laid the denim pockets out on the backing cloth in the arrangement I wanted.
Having posted a handmade Advent calendar on Hometalk before I know there is a lot of debate amongst Hometalkers whether they have 24 or 25days.
Personally, I just choose to make a 25-day calendar as I wanted my pockets in a 5X5 arrangement but if I wanted an 8×3 or 6×4 I would have just had a 24-day calendar.
After cutting the backing cloth to size. I hemmed it with an iron fusible hem (no-sewing).
Using a number stencil and white paint I stenciled a number from 1 to 25 on each pocket.
I stuck my denim pockets to the backing cloth using a special fabric Mod Podge glue like this one.
I coated the back of each pocket with the glue and the backing cloth with the glue also.
Then using a foam board under the cloth as backing, I stuck each pocket in place. However, I used drawing pins to hold the pockets in place as the glue dried. (More details on the blog)
Finally, once the glue had dried I removed the drawing pins and the advent calendar was ready to hang on the wall. You will notice I like my days to be random on my advent calenders, hunting for the right number just adds to the fun!
I fill my advent calendars with a sweet treat and a daily cheesy Christmas joke to bring a smile to my teenage son. What do you put in your advent calendars?