How to Decorate Felt Stockings

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Decorate Felt Stockings
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Felt stockings are most often used as Christmas stockings. Inexpensive and easy to personalize, they make a great Christmas craft for children, whether it's making their own stockings or making one to give as a gift. Almost anything--even more felt--can be used to decorate a felt stocking, as long as it isn't too heavy, as heavy items may pull the felt out of shape. Read on for more tips for decorating felt stockings.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper and pencil
  • White glue or hot glue and a hot glue gun
  • Buttons, fabric scraps, felt scraps and other odds and ends
  • Glitter glue
  • Marker
  • Scissors

Make a paper template: trace the stocking onto a piece of paper. Use the outline to practice making your design. This is especially important if you have children who are doing this craft, as they may change their minds several times before settling on a design.

Draw and cut out for the main design. You will probably want a main design in the center of your stocking, such as a Christmas tree. Use a marker to trace the design onto a piece of fabric or more felt. Then cut out the pieces to your design.

Glue the design pieces onto the stocking. Let each layer dry completely before gluing the next layer on. For example, glue the tree on first, let dry, then glue on a star. Use white glue or hot glue.

Glue or sew on added accessories. For example, buttons may be added to a Christmas tree as ornaments.

Add glitter glue. Use glitter glue to create a sparkling border around the stocking, or to write a name across the top of the stocking. Let dry completely before hanging up the stocking.

Tips & Warnings

  • Glitter glue should be added last, so that you don't smudge it when applying other items.

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