My boys are so proud of their advent calendar. John tells me that the white at the base of the Christmas tree reminds him of a rabbits tale. Sigh....not much I can do when I let the kids have full reign on how to decorate the advent calendar.
I just took a large sheet of red felt for the background, then I cut out the Christmas tree and cut out 25 pockets. Hot glued the tree and all the decorations and pockets. The tree I would have let the kids completely decorate but I have the HOT glue gun which gave me a blister a couple times and I just didn't want my kids to have a burnt finger. But if you had the low temperature glue gun you could have the kids completely decorate the tree. With the numbers I did all the numbers with glitter glue. The kids got a little to close and touched the glue before it dried so it's not perfect and then they wanted more glitter so poured gold dust on the glue with got on the felt so it looks a little dirty but I'm pleased with the results and I'm ready to start December with all sorts of fun activities for the kids - between our Advent Calendar Activities, our Advent scripture verses and our mischievous stuffed animal we should have fun this December.