Christ­mas Stock­ing Cards

No. 1 Magazine - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

Give a Christ­mas stock­ing with a dif­fer­ence. Th­ese cards will add fes­tive cheer to any man­tel­piece. Us­ing a tra­di­tional Christ­mas color scheme of red and white, they make the per­fect card for a child but will be equally loved by adults, too. Use store-bought giftwrap pa­pers or dec­o­rate plain red and white card with ad­he­sive stick­ers. The ad­di­tion of rib­bon and braid fin­ishes the cards off beau­ti­fully.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Pen­cil

• Scis­sors

• Thin red and white card

• Red and white cir­cu­lar stick­ers

• Red and white pat­terned giftwrap

• Glue stick • Red crepe pa­per

•Sewing nee­dle and red thread

• Fast-dry­ing, high-tack craft glue

• Se­lec­tion of braids and rib­bons

• Ro­tary hole punch

1

Copy and en­large the stock­ing tem­plate. Us­ing the tem­plate, draw and cut out stock­ing shapes from the white and red card.

2

For the spot­ted stock­ings, stick cir­cu­lar stick­ers ran­domly all over one side of the card stock­ing. Al­ter­na­tively, draw around the tem­plate onto pat­terned pa­per and cut out. Glue this onto a plain card stock­ing with glue stick.

3

Cut a 12 x 1-in. (30.5 x 2.5-cm) strip of crepe pa­per. Stitch along one long edge, se­cur­ing the thread with a knot at the start. Pleat the pa­per as you go by gath­er­ing it un­til it mea­sures 4 3⁄8 in. (11 cm). Fin­ish with a few stitches or a knot.

4

Cut out a cuff from ei­ther red or white card (the op­po­site color to the main stock­ing). Ap­ply craft glue along the bot­tom of the cuff and glue the crepe pa­per ruf­fle along this, if us­ing.

5

Glue the cuff onto the stock­ing. Dec­o­rate the tops of the stock­ings with lengths of rib­bon and braid, adding a rib­bon bow if de­sired.

6

Us­ing the hole punch, make a hole in the top cor­ner of the stock­ing. Cut a 6-in. (15-cm) length of thin red rib­bon and thread it through the hole. Tie a neat knot in the rib­bon and trim the ends to even them.

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