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Get all your questions about Christmas trees and Christmas decorations answered, and pick up a few new tricks, in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A stocking
- Holiday decorations
- Needle and thread
- Fabric paint
- Fabric glue
- Christmas cookie cutters (optional)
Start with a plain stocking
Start with a plain Christmas stocking, either store-bought or handmade.
Decide on a concept
Decide on a concept. Modern or old-fashioned? Simple or elaborate? Understated or over-the-top? Consider focusing on a theme.
Hit the crafts store
Hit a crafts store to check out embellishments. If you can draw, pick up some fabric paint.
Buy some felt
Buy some felt in contrasting colors to your stocking so you can cut out your own original designs and sew or glue them on.
Check out the dollar store
Check out the dollar store for holiday decorations, bric-a-brac, and small toys that you can attach to the stocking.
Write the name
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.
Above all, be original. Your stocking can be any color, any design – kitschy or sophisticated. The choice is yours.