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Monday, November 1, 2010

Gobble Gobble Gobble

Felt- fall colors
Felt glue
Googly eyes
Cut a piece of felt 30x37- or make it as big or as small as you want it. I had plenty leftover from my Halloween Advent.

Cut out your "Give Thanks" or Thanksgiving, Gobble Gobble. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters on paper and traced them onto felt.

Cut out feathers. I just eyed them and cut out at least 28, or you can do enough for the whole month
Arrange the feathers how you would like them. At this point place Velcro behind each feather.

Fold an inch of felt at the top over and sew straight across, this will make a little pocket to put you dowel through to hang it.

When you take the feathers off you will see your Velcro and the next step is to glue them to the felt. This keeps them in place when sewing them.

While you're waiting for the glue to dry sew "Tom" onto the felt

Sew the Velcro that is on the orange felt, I found that the glue doesn't stay put when you put the feather off.

Cut out your numbers and glue them to the feather. You can arrange them however you like. You need 1-28 but the date obviously will vary.

I sewed a piece of brown ribbon on the bottom of the calendar just spice it up a bit, you can use ric rac around the whole square or leave it empty, you can really make it your own. You can even put your family name on the bottom.

Oh, and when you put it on the wall, use a skinny dowel to keep the calendar lying flat against the wall! I also sewed a brown ribbon to the top to hang on the wall.


  1. This is too freaking adorable! Hope you will link it up at my first ever linky party @

  2. Too cute!! Cute overload!! :-) Love it.

  3. So cute! come link up for a chance to win my Get Organized Giveaway!

  4. LOVE this son would have a BLAST with this!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

  5. I love this cute felt turkey! I am a bit obsessed with felt! In fact I am having a Felt Link Party at my blog. I would love for you to link up some of your cute felt projects.

  6. Awesome! I love this advent! I am highlighting this at

  7. adorable! i have enjoyed looking through your blog, and would love your thoughts on mine if you have a moment to come check it out.

  8. I LOVE this idea!! I want to make one!

    If you have time I'd love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

  9. I featured you on Craftify It Thursday!! Swing by and grab your feature button. Your also welcome to link up any craft you'd like.

    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

  10. This is adorable. And original! I wish I'd seen in years ago when my kids were small. It would make the perfect teacher gift (who says you have to wait until Christmas?) and having so many 'feathers' would probably mean each kid would get a chance at 'plucking' one, LOL!

  11. This is a great idea! Not only cute but educational too.

  12. Love it! What a neat idea.
    {I followed you here from Night Owl Crafting.}

  13. This is such a cute idea. It will keep the kids interested in giving thanks.

  14. Oh that is REALLY sweet! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  15. I love all things autumn/Thanksgiving so I absolutely love this! It's a must-do once I have children! Thanks for sharing! It looks GREAT!

    {I'm visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Trendy Treehouse! :) }

  16. Very cute project!

    I'm visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Trendy Treehouse!

  17. I love this!! I wanna make one!!! awesome

  18. What a fun project! It reminds me of something I used to do with my students!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  19. SUPER cute! Love this. Coming from Tatertots and Jello and this totally caught my eye. Great job.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  20. Hi! I'm stopping by from NFF. Love your blog :)


  21. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! what a fun Thanksgiving countdown! I bet you kids love this one!

  22. Thanks for the fun idea! Im your newest follower! Follow me at and enter my giveaway! Let me know if your interested in doing a blogswap! Thanks!


  23. Hi! Thanks for linking up to my first Pink Hippo Party! I gave you a feature as a favorite from last week. Please stop by @ and grab your featured button!
    Hope you link up again!

  24. Thanks you so much for linking up to Felt Week! This is the perfect craft foe felt! The turkey is so cute. I hope to see you again at Crafters Anonymous Club!

  25. I featured this cute idea on my blog today!

  26. This is so much fun & soooo cute! I would love for you to pop over tomorrow & link it up to my TGIF Linky Party -

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  28. This is a very awesome idea I watch triplets and this would make a great craft... Now my question is .... is there a pattern to follow for it. Time is limited so I would need to prepare for it... Please let me know....:)

    1. Sorry I haven't checked my blog in awhile. I don't have a pattern I just free handing everything. It's pretty easy. Just get your felt out and have a go at it.