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To start, I grabbed a leftover kraft grocery bag. Kraft postal wrap works great for this too. Just draw out a stocking, making sure that you double the size of the cuff of the sock. The cuff will be folded over (just like a real stocking). If you want a stocking that can be filled, make sure you use two layers of paper.
Cut out your stocking. Fold over the cuff, and trim or perfect as needed. If you are freehand drawing this, don't worry too much about making it perfect. Once you decorate, any imperfections will not be seen.
Gather all of your supplies, trims, flowers, buttons, and adhesives.
To adhere each of them, I used my Xyron 9" Creative Station to make sure that there was adhesive was evenly on each square. I also really like inking stickers instead of paper (as I can stick multiples to my fingers at once and ink quickly).
As you can see, I changed up the pattern a bit as I stuck them all down. I wanted a little more of a patchwork pattern. Each square is inked separately before being stuck down.
There are pieces that are hanging off, and those will be cut off when the stocking is fully decorated with squares.
Once the extra is cut off, ink the edges in the same color as you used for each square. For this, I used Memento's Rich Cocoa.
To make this really sturdy, I used Xyron's 1/4" Double Sided Tape. You can curve it slightly, or cut it into multiple strips as needed. Attach the other stocking.
See!! It can totally be filled with some fun items!
I decided that I really wanted this stocking to stay together, and it needed some more decoration, so decided to add some more trim to the edge. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch holes into the edge.
Then whipstitched red cording around the entire stocking.
For the hanger, I grabbed a piece of Medley paper, scored it lengthwise, then ran it through my Xyron 9" Creative Station, folded it onto itself and inked the edges. To attach it to the stocking, just staple it onto the back.
To make this hang on hangers, eye hooks or nails, you can also punch a couple of holes onto the back of the hanger and thread cording through the holes and tie onto whatever you are going to hang the stocking onto.
For the decoration, I used Petaloo's Crochet Lace Fancy Trim. I used the largest trim for the top of the cuff, and layered two layers of one of the thinner trims for the bottom.
To mute the white tone a bit, I inked the trims just a tad. I then used Darjeeling Mini Mix in Teastained Blues and Vintage Buttons to add some more detail.
Here's a closeup of the patchwork patterns and the whipstitching.
I can't decide whether I'm going to keep this and use it for some cute decor, or stuff it full of Christmas wonders and gift it to a sweet friend!
Authentique Paper: Tradition Collection (Medley, Tinsel, Chimney, Rudolph)
Petaloo: Darjeeling Mini Mix in Teastained Blues, Vintage Buttons,
Petaloo's Crochet Lace Fancy Trim
Other Supplies: Xyron 9" Creative Station, Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa),
Xyron 1/4" Double Sided Tape, Xyron 3/8" Adhesive Dots, Maya Road Cording
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