This week we are Counting Down to Christmas with Tree Decorations. These little felt stockings are based on some that my Mum made when we were little. They are to be used instead of hanging chocolates on the tree - they are sized to fit a funsize chocolate bar, or they can hold several individually wrapped chocolates.
I made a template for the stockings on paper by drawing around a small chocolate bar. Then I just cut out the two halves from red felt and sewed them together by hand. I cut out the trim from white felt and glued it along the top. The gold yarn has been sewn in for hanging, and the beads have been glued on for decoration.
There are lots of ways that you could decorate these simple stockings - perhaps with scraps of fabric or ribbon, embroidery, sequins or buttons. You could also make up some blank felt stockings and let your children decorate them by sticking things on.
This Tree Decoration post is part of the Counting Down to Christmas Blog Hop which is being co-hosted by the following blogs:
Rainy Day Mum ~ Mummy Mummy Mum! ~ Life at the Zoo ~ The Fairy and The Frog ~ Jennifer’s Little World ~ Making Boys Men ~ The Boy and Me ~ Mama Pea Pod ~ Here Come the Girls
You might also like some of my other Christmas posts:
Ways to fill a wooden Advent Calendar
How to make a simple Advent Calendar
Reindeer handprint Christmas cards
Make sure to have a look at some of the other brilliant ideas linked up below!