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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
  • Christmas cookie cutters (optional)

Step 1 Start with a plain stocking Start with a plain Christmas stocking, either store-bought or handmade.

Step 2 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.

Step 3 Hit the crafts store Hit a crafts store to check out embellishments. If you can draw, pick up some fabric paint.

Step 4 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.

Step 5 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.

Step 6 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.

Step 7 Be original Above all, be original. Your stocking can be any color, any design – kitschy or sophisticated. The choice is yours.

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