When I was little, my mom would hand small stocking ornaments on our Christmas tree. They were mostly there just for decoration, but she always made sure there was a little something in each one, like a candy cane or piece of chocolate, on Christmas morning. Here is how you can make Christmas stocking ornaments for your tree.
Christmas Stocking Ornaments
- Freezer paper- cut to 8.5 x 11 inches (the size of printer paper)
- Printer for printing the free pattern onto the freezer paper
- A sheet of white felt
- A sheet of red felt
- An embroidery needle
- Red and white embroidery thread.
Cut your freezer paper to the size of a piece if printer paper. Put the freezer paper in your printer tray (make sure it will print on the paper side of the freezer paper), then set your printer to print the pattern. Once printed, rough cut out the shapes and then iron them (shiny side down) onto the correct sheets of felt (the “Top” on white, “Front and Back” on red). Then cut them out following the edges of the pattern.
Peel your pattern off of the felt.
Line up the front and back pieces of red felt and blanket stitch around the edges leaving the top open.
Place your top (white felt) at the top of your stocking. Once you are happy with how big you want the top, cut away any excess. I always allow for extra at the top because you can always cut the extra away, but you cannot add more.
Blanket stitch the top to the top edge of the stocking as shown in the image above.
Make sure to follow the top all the way around with the blanket stitch. It should look like this when you are done.
Add a string for hanging and you are done.
I recently posted about being able to print on fabric in your inkjet printer (you can find that post here). After I printed on the fabric, I did not want to waste what I printed, so I blanket stitched it to the top of the stocking like in the photo above. This gave me so many ideas of ways to decorate stockings like printing out patches to go on the heal and toe, or printing holly or small decorations to add. Whatever you decide, I hope you have as much fun as I have.
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