How To Make Brown Paper Christmas Stockings
These Christmas stockings are the cutest, easiest and most gorgeous things in the whole world. I saw them on Pinterest a while ago and decided to make one for each of our three children, to go with their Christmas stockings on Christmas morning.
You can do any shape you like – stars, baubles, balls, trains…obviously this one is left open at the top, but I’d suggest that if you do any other shape, sew all the way around so you enclose the treats entirely. Just don’t forget to stuff the treats in before you finish the sewing!
You will need:
- Brown paper cut into your chosen shape in pairs. Don’t forget to allow for enough room to do the actual sewing…!
- Twine of your choice, or embroidery thread.
- A needle with an eye large enough to take your chosen thread or twine.
- A plaster for when you prick your finger.
- A spare pair of shapes on standby ‘just in case’.
- A glass of wine.
What You Do:
- Tie a knot in your thread (and make a hanging loop if you’d like to hang your stocking up…)
- Sew the two shapes together.
That’s it! The sun went in when I took this pic…
Now I’ve popped in some Candy Canes, but you could put anything in – novelty pencils, Candy Cane drinking straws, sweets, Glitter pens, Eye Liners (for older ones obvs)…how cool are they??
Please give this a go – they’re so easy and super cute. The kids will love them!
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