These past two weeks have been full of crazy Givember activity, and we hope that you were able to take advantage of our special deals, coupons and holiday-themed tutorials. The last ensemble is super kid friendly and includes tutorials on soapy candy canes, bath fizzies, fun-colored Gingerbread Men, some swirly melt and pour and of course, these adorable little stockings. Happy giving!
What You’ll Need:
1/4 yard cream felt Fabric
1/4 yard forest green felt fabric
1/2 yard Rickrack
1/2 yard trim
1/4 yard felt fabric for boot cuff
ONE: Take your fabric and fold it in half and line up the top of the pattern with the opening of the fold. Then loosely pin the free PDF stocking pattern to your fabric. We used pinking shears to give the stocking some texture, but you can also use regular fabric scissors.
TWO: Pull the pins out of the stocking and sew a strip of fabric and a small loop of fabric to the back side of one boot. This will be your boot cuff and hanger loop. Sew a strip of green fabric to the outside of that same boot to form the cuff. Sew another strip of green fabric to the top of the other boot.
THREE: Pin both sides back together and then sew around the edges (don’t accidentally sew the top closed!).
FOUR: Hot glue on embellishments! We used gold rickrack and some teal trim to add a little pop of color.
FIVE: Using fabric paint, hand write the name on the stocking. Allow the paint to dry for 30 to 60 minutes and then your stocking is ready to hang!
This stocking is part of our Kid-Friendly ensemble of gifts we’ve posted all around the web. Here’s a list of where you can find inspiration and learn to make these projects:
- Soapy Candy Canes — These clever soapy candy canes are easy for children to make, and the results are adorable! Give three or four of them bundled as a gift, or hang them around your house for a festive feel.
- Jelly Roll Soap –Reminiscent of holiday candies, this melt and pour project is a great way to refine your soapy skills.
- Givember Bath Fizzies — You may recognize these fizzies from their hot tub misadventure. We followed this SoapQueen TV tutorial to make the fizzies, but we tweaked it a bit using our Guest Snowman & Gingerbread mold, Teal and Key West Lime La Bomb and fragranced with Cranberry Chutney.
- Hidden Surprise MP — We twisted the Secret Message Soap tutorial from several years ago and Givember-fied it! This fun soapy gift is great because the more you wash with it, the closer you get to the prize inside.
- Gingerbread Men –These mischievous Gingerbread Men are our newest employees who have come to help us through the holiday rush. So far they’ve been through training and helped out in the office. Check Vine on Friday to see where they end up next! We made these Gingerbread Men based on this Soap Queen TV video and switched up the colors and fragrance. We colored these guys with Aqua Peal Mica, Super Pearly White, Hydrated Chrome Green and Electric Bubble Gum in our White Melt and Pour Base.
One year, when our four were little, we moved across country during the holidays. I made huge stockings from king size red and green flannel pillowcases. Each one was decorated differently at the top and had a Velcro closure. They held a handheld game, coloring books, books, travel games, small toys, an orange, a candy cane, and a sizable gift certificate to purchase their main present when we arrived at our new home. The kids loved them and later told me that it was their favorite Christmas.
Becky with Bramble Berry says
Good morning, Janie!
That is such a cute idea, and I know Anne-Marie will just love it. What a cherished holiday memory. Thank you so much for sharing. =)
-Becky with Bramble Berry