Handmade Christmas Stockings

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This year I started preparing for Christmas early. The Christmas stocking below was made from a kit for my niece, Felicia. The kits are pricey and some are pretty ornate. The directions are fairly easy to follow, but there’s a lot of time and patience involved in making one. I think this is my fourth.

My son mentioned that his girls didn’t have handmade stockings, so I decided to make them without a kit, and at a considerable savings. Here’s how simple it was:

1. I purchased the felt at the fabric store

2. Found Christmas pictures on the internet and used the tree and reindeer. The snowman is actually an ornament a friend made me years ago. I thought this would be a great way to preserve it.

3. Purchased a package of iron-on letters, placed them on the felt, and cut around them.

4. Used some sequins and beads left from the pre-packaged stockings I’d made in the past.

5. Had scraps of gold ribbon and googly eyes to embellish the reindeer, tree, and packages.

Realizing that their dad didn’t have a stocking either, I made one for him. I figured “Dad” was the name he likes best, so it seemed totally appropriate for his stocking. Wish I could have fit “Best dad in the whole world” on the stocking. I did my best to make a football, baseball and putting green for him. There are lots of ways you can personalize stockings.

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Just use your imagination, and if you feel you’re lacking in that department, there’s always Pinterest!

 

 

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