Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on today and share a project that I actually created for a swap this past Christmas. I occasionally participate on Instagram with a group of ladies that does swaps. In this particular swap we had to make a stocking from scratch and fill it with handmade and/or store bought goodies.
I found a stocking pattern in a craft book that I had laying around and since I couldn't quite get the book to lay flat enough to scan and then print it I took the book to Staples and had it enlarged and printed for me. Since the person at the counter at Staples had such a hard time getting it enlarged and printed I wasn't charged...it pays to be nice especially if it's busy. 😊 Also you can find stocking images to print out on the internet. All you have to do is search and pick out the image you like best.
I traced the stocking pattern onto a piece of cardstock and cut out two stockings. I cut two and a half of the Make-it 3-D Diecut (retired) from White Chipboard out but Eileen Hull has other diecuts that can be used such as the "pocket" from the Christmas Snowman Diecut. Plus you have the snowman that could be used as a decoration on the stocking.
I adhered the tabs of the Make it 3D die to one side of the stocking. I did the same steps for the other side of the stocking. I measured and cut strips of patterned cardstock and adhered to the "wall" Make it 3D diecuts.
I glued pom pom trim to both sides of the stocking. The lace I adhered to the inside of the stocking and then folded over to create the cuff. I punched a hole in the side and set a Wide Eyelet with a Crop a Dile. I strung about 12 inches of gold trim and tied off at the top.
I started by adding a paper doily and part of a Christmas snowflake ornament (part of it was damaged) to the corner of the cuff. I built up the layers by using Foam Pop Dots on the back of Christmas diecuts so I could add greenery, over sized beads, pearl sprays, poinsettias and thread bows underneath.
I added small wrapped gifts inside and mailed off to my swap partner. I think I will be making more this year since I now have all the kinks worked out and I know exactly have I will put it together. I stumbled through the process since this was the first one I had ever made. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Make-it 3-D Diecut (retired)
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Christmas Snowman Diecut
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pom Pom Trim
Over sized Beads
Various Christmas Cardstocks
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