How to Make a Personalized Christmas Stocking

How to Make a Personalized Christmas Stocking


How to Make a Personalized Christmas Stocking. Create a unique stocking to hang by the chimney
with care for years to come. You will need A stocking Trimmings Holiday
decorations Needle and thread Scissors Fabric paint Felt Fabric glue Glitter Imagination
and christmas cookie cutters (optional). Step 1. Start with a plain Christmas stocking, either
store-bought or handmade. Felt is best if you plan to use a lot of iron-on
appliques. Step 2. Decide on a concept. Modern or old-fashioned? Simple or elaborate? Understated or over-the-top? Consider focusing on a theme. Step 3. Hit a crafts store to check out embellishments. If you can draw, pick up some fabric paint. Step 4. Buy some felt in contrasting colors to your
stocking so you can cut out your own original designs and sew or glue them on. Use Christmas cookie cutters as stencils. Step 5. Check out the dollar store for holiday decorations,
bric-a-brac, and small toys that you can attach to the stocking. Step 6. Write the name in glue, using a squeeze bottle,
pour on glitter, and shake off the excess. Or spell it out in applique letters, which
come in every kind of font and material imaginable. Consider writing the name someplace other
than across the top, like vertically down the side. Step 7. Above all, be original. Your stocking can be any color, any design
– kitschy or sophisticated. The choice is yours. Did you know According to legend, the stocking
tradition began when St. Nicholas took pity on three poor girls who’d left their stockings
to dry by the fireplace, and filled them with gold.

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