Put these stocking, advent calendar, and card projects on your radar this season.

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red and green star stockings
Credit: Lennart Weibull

Why does felt material always leave us feeling so warm and fuzzy? It's easy to work with (whether you sew it or glue it), and it comes in a preschool cupboard's worth of colors and pre-cut shapes. Our simple ideas lend themselves to hands both big and small, and will make your home cozy, merry, and bright.

Happy Feet

Don't just hang the above stockings with care; craft them with love. For this super-jolly pair, we opted for holidays-lite coral and honeydew felt, and added contrast stitching on the stars. But you can choose any colors or shapes that make you want to kick up your heels.

DIY soft ornaments
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Stay Puffs

Homemade felt ornaments look sweet adorning this delicate white pine—and are a smart alternative to fragile glass ones if you have kids and pets running around. The soft designs also add a festive touch when hung from doorknobs, windowsills, or mantelpieces, and make cute keepsake gift tags, too.

small Christmas tree
Credit: Lennart Weibull

Trunk Show

The benefits of this no-sew tree skirt are threefold: It hides unsightly stands, protects floors from sticky pine needles, and does it all with stylish cheer. Since the starburst pattern is just made with varying lengths of felt ribbon that are easily attached with iron-on adhesive, it's a foolproof way to festoon your evergreen.

felt Advent calendar on wall
Credit: Lennart Weibull

Fun for Days

Build excitement all month with an oversize advent calendar. The felt pockets, marked with precut numbers, are big enough to hold little gifts—from notebooks to yo-yos to mini candy boxes—and you can modify the design to fit different occasions. Pack eight pockets for the nights of Hanukkah, or a week's worth for the lead-up to a monumental birthday any time of year.

homemade holiday cards on shelf
Credit: Lennart Weibull

Cool Tidings

Turn blank card stock into sparkling holiday greetings with these die-cut felt snowflakes in glacial shades. Enliven them with glitter (if you wish) and your handwritten message.

Art Direction by Ryan Mesina; Styling by Lorna Aragon

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