Fun Stockings {Kids Can Make!}

Get crafty with the kids one weekend and make these fun and festive holiday stockings to hang above the fireplace.

{Striped Stocking}Little kids can easily embellish a plain white canvas stocking by gluing on strips of grosgrain ribbon and rickrack.

{Sock Stockings}Turn knee-high sports socks into personalized stockings for the family. To make, trace a large cardstock tag onto white or light-color felt and cut out. Next, draw each person's initial onto felt, cut out, and glue onto the tag. Attach a bow to the top of the felt tag and hot-glue in place on the stocking. For some sparkle, attach an adhesive-backed rhinestone to each letter.

{Silhouette Stockings}Add a felt cutout of each child's silhouette to the front of their stockings so Santa can divvy up toys and trinkets with ease.

{Sweet Stockings}These candy-swirl stockings will make your mantel look simply scrumptious. To make, cut out two identical stocking shapes from red or green felt. Sew or hot-glue the edges together, leaving the top open. Next, cut four circles from white felt, and 24 thick and 20 thin swirl-shape strips from light green and red felt. For each white circle, alternate six thick swirl strips and five thin swirl strips; secure with glue. Arrange felt candies on stocking, trim where necessary, and sew or hot-glue in place.

{Jeweled Stocking}Glam up your holiday decor with this easy-to-make shimmering stocking. Start by making a stocking out of red and white felt (see previous slide) and attach dazzling snowflake pins.

{Yo-Yo Stocking}Turn fabric scraps into a cheery stocking featuring hand-sewn yo-yos. To make, create your own stocking template from cardstock or cardboard. Arrange bands of fabric on the stocking template until covered completely, then sew together the edges, leaving the top open. To make each yo-yo, cut a circle of fabric and stitch a ¼-inch hem. Insert the needle into hem and push all the way through so the fabric gathers at the center; knot to finish. Repeat to create more yo-yos, then have kids glue them in place on the stocking.

{Shiny Stocking}Make your stockings shine by adding reflective polka dots. Start with a plain red stocking and 10 to 15 round mirrors that measure between ? inch and 2 inches. For each mirror, cut a felt circle that is ? inch bigger in diameter, then remove from the center a circle that is ? inch smaller in diameter than the mirror. Have kids stitch the edges of the felt rings with yarn for a decorative look, then mount on top of mirrors and glue in place on the stocking.

{Felt Stockings}These colorful, cozy stockings are made entirely from felt!

Credit: {BHG}
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