Dare to Make It: Holiday

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How to Make a Button Advent Calendar

comments (9) November 30th, 2012     

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Sister_Diane Diane Gilleland, contributor
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Heres how the advent calendar looks on December 25th—fully decorated!
Heres how it looks before December 1st.
Starting on December 1st, add a new button to the tree each day.
Heres how the advent calendar looks on December 25th—fully decorated!

Here's how the advent calendar looks on December 25th—fully decorated!

Photo: Diane Gilleland
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Lay the felt out face down. Place the cone on top as shown, so that the bottom edge of the cone meets one side of the felt.

  Trace the side, top, and bottom of the cone.


Use a fabric-marking pen to carefully trace along the side of the cone. Then, trace along the top and bottom.

  Roll the cone forward, tracing the top and bottom as you go.

Roll the cone forward on the felt a few inches. Trace the top and bottom again. Repeat this step until you've rolled the cone all the way to the other side of the felt. Then, trace along the side of the cone again.

Trace circles for the top and bottom of the cone onto the felt as well. Cut all three shapes out.

  Glue the felt to the cone.
  Glue rickrack around the base.


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Comments (9)

Nodan writes: I like jewelry or crafts made of buttons, I think it is interesting and simple.
Posted: 4:27 am on February 5th
rachel_lotsofbuttons writes: What a unique idea! lotsofbuttons.com has some awesome Christmas buttons that would be great to use for an advent tree~
Love this creativity~
Posted: 11:23 am on December 7th
Criativa writes: hoooau.
Este projeto é mesmo giro. So cute. Muito obrigada pela ideia.:)
Posted: 9:43 am on December 1st
Artisan1 writes: Such a fun idea for the little ones. I have so many buttons that I sell at the markets, and am going to share this idea with my customers. Grouping the materials together for a take-home project is going to be a featured item in my shop for the holidays. Thank you so much!!!
Posted: 9:22 am on December 1st
EyePopArt writes: Awesome!
Posted: 12:58 pm on November 17th
susanstars writes: oh, Diane, I love it!!
Posted: 2:14 pm on November 16th
katytron writes: I am soooo doing this!
Posted: 10:14 pm on November 14th
digibudi writes: Like I said on your blog, it's the coolest and weirdest advent calendar I've ever seen! Imagine years from now, people will look at those pictures and say: "Look, this is a genuine 2008 styled Christmas decoration, when Arts&Crafts were at it's peak, even better than those early trials of the 1960's.." How did you get that light so vintage-ish on those photographs? Do you use a oldschool camera? Or a special filter in photoshop to get that particular style, like it's really a picture from the sixties? xoxoxo
Posted: 3:26 pm on November 14th
Average_Jane_Crafter writes: Oooooh lady! This is genius! You are queen of what-to-do-with-buttons. I am in love. :)
Posted: 12:28 pm on November 14th
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