Thursday, October 8, 2009

Easy Christmas Stocking Pocket!

Here's a fun Christmas project that is easy to make! It will make a wonderful Christmas ornament... just fill it with your favorite treat or gift card...it could  make a great gift tag too...Just add your personalization and you are all set! Hmmmmm....I was thinkin'...that this would make a cute Snowman soup kit...just put the cocoa packet in the pocket with the candy cane then punch a hole and tie on a little bag with the mini marshmallows...I'll have to work on that one! Well anyway...Here's the instructions, have fun!

Supplies: Scissors, glue stick, Exacto knife, coordinating scrapbook paper and the stocking graphic (from PcCrafter.com).


1. Open your favorite design software and insert the stocking graphic onto the page. I size the image to about 8 1/2" tall x 5" wide. You will need to do any personalization now. Print out on presentation paper.

2. Cut out the stocking, leaving 1/4" of white around the edge. Then use the Exacto knife to cut on the black line for the opening of the stocking (see example).

3. Apply the glue all around the edge, about 1/2" wide. Make sure that you don't glue the pocket closed. Place the stocking onto the coordinating scrapbook paper and press firmly around the edges to seal. Let dry.

4. Cut out the stocking again, this time leaving just a little of the white showing...now would be the time to jazz it up a bit by adding some sparklies if you want!  When it's dry, punch a hole and add a ribbon for hanging...fill  with some Christmas goodies...enjoy!!

5 comments:

kristianne25 said...

I can't wait to try this!So many things you could do to dress it up even though I love it the way it is.Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art!Take care,Kristianne25

Terri said...

LOVE it, Laurie!! You are my FAVORITE graphic artist & I think this is such a cute little project! Thanks so much for all you do!

DeeDee said...

Ah! Lurie..this is so very cute...always love your stuff and your great ideas...thanks for sharing this...Happy Holidays...

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Linda Hitt said...

Laurie, thanks for the great idea. I was getting aready for a craft show in two weeks and needed just a few more last minute items. I printed these out (used both stockings from that set) sized a little smaller just so I could get two to a page. Came out just right to hold a gift card or small candy. Thanks again!!!

SherryBee said...

Love this and have enjoyed your site!
I thought I was a member of the community...haven't been there for a long time...don't really understand all of it.
But, I wondered how I can print off a couple of these stockings?
Do they have to be bought? THank you for any help! You are an inspiration!