Friday, December 10, 2010

Stocking Ornaments

Today we are making Christmas stocking ornaments!
These are a little more detailed than the snowflakes
but still easily to make.
You will need a stocking template.
Find one online
or
just trace a little stocking you already have onto paper.
And, you will need your Dec Kit of course! :)


Ok, let's get started......

You will need 2 pieces of paper approximately 5x7
(one cardstock and one pattern paper)


Stack papers on top of each other.
Do not adhere any of the papers together.
Trace a stocking shape on the pattern paper (use pencil)


Make sure the edges at the top are lined up before tracing.


Keeping the papers together stitch along the pencil line.

You dont have a sewing machine?? No worries...here are some alternative solutions....



You could poke holes and hand stitch.....


or use staples....



or use mini brads.....

or even just use a little bit of wet glue and allow to dry completely.
Be creative and use whatever your little heart desires.


After you've attached your papers cut out stocking shape with decorative scissors.
I used pinking shears here but you could use scallop, regular or any other shape.


It will look like this when you're finished cutting.



Now you've got to make your stocking look used and scuffed.
Paint the edges with some cream paint.
Get messy with this!
After it's dry rub some distressed ink along the edges.


Time to make the cuff.
Cut 2 strips of paper approx 1" and 1.25"
Scallop the edge if desired.
Or you could cut a wave or use other decorative scissors.
Adhere the larger cuff on the back and the shorter cuff on the front.


TIME TO STUFF!
Cotton rounds are about $2 at Target. :)
Use whatever stuffing you have on hand.



Cut 4-5 rounds in half.



Fold each half round in half and stuff inside stocking.



Use tweezers or bone folder to push a few rounds into the bottom of the stocking.
You only want the stocking to puff a little bit so it "looks" like fabric. ;)



Now you're ready to seal it shut.
Apply some wet glue to the inside edge and press.
Let dry completely!
(these also make great gift card holders, leave open if desired.)


Add some glitter (stickles) to your cuff.


After it dries, punch a hole and thread thru some pretty ribbon.



Attach brad.


You could even add a punched shape under the brad for a more decorative look.

TIME TO EMBELLISH!!


Stack and layer pattern papers and embellies of your choice.
Wrap around with ribbon and tie on a button.




Hang on your tree and enjoy!


I hope you'll make some stockings for your tree and friends this year.
Please share your lovely stockings with us in the gallery
OR
by adding a link in the comments section.
 
Have fun!
~Sonda




4 comments:

  1. omg this is super cute!! thanks for sharing!!

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  2. supercute! thanks for the tutorial... I will make this soon;)

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  3. I just made one, but it turned out as a giftcardholder;) its cute anyway.
    Thanks again for the tutorial.
    hugs
    Benita
    http://nita.bloggspace.se/1425903/fler-julklappar-more-christmasgifts/

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