How to make laced card Christmas stockings from recycled Christmas cards, a printable template, paper punch and yarn.
These little stockings can be cut from fairly small Christmas cards; the printable template is approximately four inches by five inches, yet the finished stocking is large enough to hold a candy cane, small candies, a Christmas eraser, crayons or other small treats and gifts.
Print the template, then trace it on the back of an old Christmas card and cut it out. This creates a firmer template, easier to trace around, for children to use.
by Jane Lake
What You Need:
» old Christmas cards
» paper punch
» worsted weight yarn (or experiment with novelty yarns)
1) Print the Christmas stocking template and cut it out.
2. Carefully trace around the template on the back of an old Christmas card or other similar thin card stock. Cut this out.
3. Place the template on the front of an old Christmas card, centered over the best part of the image. Trace around it. Cut out the shape, cutting out both the front and the back of the card at the same time, so you end up with two identical stocking shapes.
4. Hold the two stockings together and use a paper punch to punch holes evenly around the edge of the stockings.
5. Tie yarn to the upper left hole and lace around the stocking, threading the yarn up into each hole around the edge until you get to the last hole. Make a loop for hanging then knot the yarn in the last hole and trim the yarn ends.