Merry Christmas, everyone! Madi here! (It’s not too early to start saying that, is it? Christmas is in 19 days, after all!) ?
Today I will be sharing another craft for the Christmas Craft Collab that Light4theLord and I are doing together!
I will show you all how to make…
DIY Doll Stockings… With a twist! These aren’t your ordinary stockings. On top of the classic, we’ll be making unique stockings that are unlike any others!
You will need:
- Sheets of red and white felt if you are making a classic stocking
- Different colors of felt for making it unique – felt with sparkles, patterns, anything you’d like! :D
- Two paper plates (one for a stocking pattern and the other for catching spare glitter)
- Ribbon of any color you’d like (try different ones!)
- Hot glue gun (and an adult’s permission to use it)
- Pen or pencil
- Glitter for customization
- Regular glue for the glitter
- Stickers for customization
And of course, Christmas music. ;)
Be sure to get an adult’s permission to use the scissors, hot glue gun, and to make a nice big mess. ;)
Let’s get started! We’ll start off by making a classic stocking, but keep reading for customization ideas!
Having your hot glue gun heating up while you’re doing this step is a good idea. ;)
Start by drawing a stocking pattern on a paper plate (regular paper would work, too, but I prefer my patterns to be a little bit thicker). You can freehand it, like I did, or use measurements. I like to make my stockings just a little smaller than some do so it looks a little more doll-sized. ;)
Using your scissors, cut out the pattern (while cutting it out, I decided to give the bottom a little more depth ?).
Then place your pattern on a piece of red felt. Holding it in place with one hand, carefully cut it out with the other. It might be tricky at first, but you can trim any imperfections once it’s completely cut out. ;) (I later remade the pattern to be slightly larger ?.)
Do the exact same thing with another piece of felt. :D
Now we have two identical stocking pieces! Your hot glue gun should have heated up by now.
Now leave a trail of glue all around the edge of the entire stocking piece (but not at the top!). You’re going to want to go all the way around (just not at the top ?), but I stopped here so I could take a picture.
Now take your other stocking piece and place it directly on top of the other one before it dries.
Then take a little strip of white felt and glue it to towards the top like this. :D
Take your ribbon and make a small loop, then glue the edges together.
Glue the loop to the inside corner of your stocking, and ta-da! You have one super cute, classic stocking for your doll to enjoy!
But what if you want something extra special?
Simple variations to try
- Instead of red felt, try a different color! Then use a different color of felt toward the top.
- Glop glue toward the top, spread it around to cover the amount of space you want, and pour glitter over it! (And of course, wait for it to dry and then shake off the excess glitter.)
These are all of the stockings I made! (Wait a second. I don’t have nine dolls. Why nine stockings? Maybe you should stay tuned and find out! ;) )
I’ve tried lots of different colors of felts and glitters, as well as different colors of ribbon.
But I didn’t stop there!
Use stickers to add that final touch!
I have a slight obsession with stickers) Stickers! :D Try adding one (or more!) on the toe or toward the top right corner. Or anywhere! ?
I love how the stockings turned out! And my dolls love having their own personal stocking that is unique and beautiful!
Cécile helped me make this one for her. She adores it!
But I still love our little classic! ;) :D
A few other variations to try…
- Making the stocking out of a completely different fabric altogether, like lace or fleece!
- You could also use a glitter glue pen to write your doll’s name on the stocking.
- Make a stocking based off of your doll’s personality; choose the colors of your doll’s favorite sports team and decorate with sporty stickers.
- … The possibilities are endless! :D
But wait! There’s more!
What’s a stocking without stuffers? And where do you hang it but a fireplace? All of these tutorials are coming up soon! Plus, don’t miss out on the next part of the Christmas Craft Collab. Light4theLord will be posting sometime this week on her blog, Dolls N’ All, with another one of her most amazing crafts! Go on over and follow her blog so you won’t miss out!
Thank you all for reading! Cécile loved making her own special stocking and hopes all of you will, too! In fact, she has a special message for all of you…
A Special Message from Cécile
Hi, everybody! If you made this craft, we would absolutely love to see what you came up with! Send us your pictures to madison[at]powerofGOD[dot]com by December 23rd for a chance to be featured in the Christmas Craft Collab recap on Christmas Eve!
Very cute! I like the white and gold on Cecile’s stocking! I think that glitter on the top was a great idea! Oooh, nine stockings? How mysterious! :-D
Thank you SO much, Gracie! :D Hehehe! ?
?Did you get two new dolls? I live these cute stockings! I already made my dolls stockings using the tutorial on pixie faire, but otherwise I would use yours!
Who knows? ;) (Well, I do. But stay tuned anyway! XD) Ooh, I visited the Pixie Faire site recently but didn’t know they had stocking tutorials! That’s super cool!
Madison, these are gorgeous!!! I love the idea (going shopping very soon for felt!)! Great job, another fantastic craft as usual! Nine stockings, eh? Mysterious, but of course YOU wouldn’t give us ANY hints at ALL, would you? :P Oh wait, I was serious. :D I can’t wait to make yours! I was working on the 100Dolls4100Girls project when I suddenly had an urge to check if you had posted, and of course you did! (but fifteen minutes late, ahem.) ;)
Thank you SOOO much, L4TL! :D ❤️
Why, yes, you are very right. No hints! Mwahaha! XD LOL! :D
Ooh, that reminds me, I wanted to check that out! 100Dolls4100Girls sounds so cool!
REALLY?!?!?! No hints? What about the one you just gave? Mwahahahahahahaha! :D You just let it slip that there were nine. That’s considered a hint, or a clue if you’re a detective!
AH! So you DID spot a clue! XD Well… no more hints! Mwahaha! ;) :P
P.S. I JUST GOT PERMISSION TO DONATE TO 100 DOLLS 4 100 GIRLS! :D
So cute!!! Cecile’s stocking is adorable!!!! The glitter on the top looks amazing!!! Nine stockings? What a mystery!!!!
Tori, Bella, and the dolls
Thank you SO much! And yes, hehehe! ;)
This is great! I happened to need four more stockings!
Thank you so much, Anna! I hope you have fun making the stockings if you do make them!
This looks like such a fun craft. You did an awesome job explaining it!
Aw, thank you so much, Rebekah! You’re so sweet!
This is SO cute!!! Awesome craft!!! And……YAYYYY GLITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let’s just say I have a collection of glitter…glitter pens….glitter nail polish….glitter hair spray….glitter clothing….I JUST LOVE GLITTER!!! Haha, sorry going over board XD XD XD
Thank you SO much, Maddie! :D
And LOL! Glitter is super fun, isn’ it? ???
WOW!! SO CUTE!!! Congrats Light4theLord on winning the contest from fromadollsperspective!!
Thank you SO much, JR.JEANSK8! :D
Aw, so cute!! I love the gold one! :D
Thank you so much, Clara! Me, too! :D
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Thank you so much!
I really enjoyed this post(partly because it was interesting and partly because you make your posts so enjoyable to read)! Anyway, the stockings you made are really cute and pretty! Hmm….do all my dolls have stockings? I can’t remember…..I’m not sure if Lydia has one or not. :P
I don’t know if you or Light4theLord will do a DIY candy cane post, but an easy way to make candy canes is wrapping red and white pipe cleaners(or chenille stems, whatever you want to call them) around eachother. :)
Aw, thank you sooo much, Christian Homeschooler! You just made my night! ? Thank you so much! :D
And LOL! :P
That a super easy idea! I’ve actually never thought of that. I’ve only made candy canes with playdoh. That is super cool!
You’re welcome! Aw, I’m so glad! :)
Those are so cute!
Thank you, Miri! ?
So cute! I love the Christmas stickers! I was lucky enough to find a pack of EIGHT, THE PERFECT NUMBER, at Hobby lobby! I might make these though, they’re adorable. ;)
Thanks so much! I hope you have fun making these if you decide to! (And I’d love to see any pictures! ;) )
Aww! These are so adorable, Madi! Ahh, Christmas . . . *sighs happily*
Thank you so much, Sara! Ahh, yes, Christmas… :D
Those are adorable! I’m not a crafty person and I probably won’t do it myself, but … wow, it’s tempting to try crafting again just because SPARKLES! ;)
Haha, thanks so much! ? Ah, yes… SPARKLES. ;)
so cute! I just posted the way I make stockings. :)
oooooh, 9? WHAT CAN IT MEAN???
Most crazily, ~Olive
Thank you! Ooh, I saw! Your stockings are SO CUTE. I love them!
Thanks so much for this! Its easier than sewing them! And I did make one!
All of my dolls say thank you! ;D
Aw, you’re welcome! Thank you for making one! ?
This is one adorable craft, Madi! :D My dolls love their stockings. :)
Thank you so much! :D
These are ADORABLE!! I love the gold and white one! So cute!
ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com
Thank you so much! :D Me, too! :D :D
That is so cute!!!! The NINE STOCKINGS thing is killing me!!!!! :) :D
Thank you so much, Alyse! HEHEHEHE! ;D
Omg these are so cute.
I wish I could find felt in the shops!
Well I better start hunting for it!
Thanks so much, Lucky! You can find felt just about at any Walmart. Hope you find some soon! And I hope you have fun if you end up making the craft!