Are you tired of looking at the same Christmas stockings year after year? How about adding a little personality to your Christmas stockings by decorating them with some simple things you can find lying around your home? This article will provide a few tips on how you can add some personality to your Christmas stockings. Here are some of the items you need to get started:
• Alphabet stencils
• Felt and velvet
• Glue and a glue gun
• Fabric scissors
• Cookie cutters
• Cotton balls
• Small stuffed reindeer
A great way to add personality to your Christmas stockings is to pick a theme. You can make extra large stockings so you can put the entire nativity on your stockings or how about putting Santa Claus and his reindeer on your stockings? You will need to get some cardboard to insert inside the stocking so the glue doesn’t stick the two sides of the stocking together.
You can make the stocking with some felt or some velvet or you can head over to your local store to pick up a stocking for $1.50-$7, depending on what size you want. Try making your own so you can personalize it a bit more than if you buy one. If you choose to make your own, experiment with other fabrics like felt, velvet or denim. This is a fun way to add a little personality to your Christmas stocking, especially if you put a pocket on the exterior of the stocking. That way you have a special “bonus” area to use for a surprise gift. You can even decorate the pocket with gum drops and other fun treats. Once you have the body of the stocking ready, you can start to decorate it with some of the materials you have chosen.
Use decorations that match the theme of your stocking. Use some felt to make a Santa Claus and then use some cotton to make the beard and hair of Santa Claus. Get some eyes from your local craft store in order to properly create Santa Claus. A fun way to decorate your stocking with Santa Claus is to have your stocking include Santa Claus in the sleigh along with a few stuffed reindeer to pull the sleigh.
Make a small felt Christmas tree to glue onto your stocking. You can use some beads to glue onto the stocking to look like ornaments and lights. Get a small star sticker to add to the top of your Christmas tree. You can even use some pine cones to add to the Christmas tree, plus the pine cones will give it a great smell if you dip them in some cinnamon. Whatever items you plan to glue onto the tree, make sure you aren’t using the same color as the felt you have cut out for the tree or for the stocking.
Finish your stocking by adding your name to it. Cut out letters for your name from some different types of fabric to add your name to the stocking. You can also use some stencils to write your name on your stocking. Many people use some fabric glue to write their names and then use some glitter to make your name pop out on the stocking. A fun way to add your name to the stocking is to cut out the letters to your name with some different shapes. Kids love animals and fun Christmas themes and it’s always enjoyable to cut out certain letters that look like reindeer, snowmen, Santa Claus, and other fun shapes.