Last night, my girls and I made this simple Christmas stocking banner while watching a movie. All of my Christmas decorations are in storage and I am vowing not to pull them out until Thanksgiving but after I watched my two oldest singing Christmas music at the mall yesterday (they are in Chorus), it got me in the mood for some holiday crafting.
I found a lot of cool looking patterns and designs (thank you Google images) and printed them out on cardstock. I also found a good stocking template here and used it to trace my shapes. I just added a scalloped edge to the top. We simply cut out our shapes and glued them together. Super easy! I punched holes in the top and strung it up with some white rick rack. I thought a lot about going all out embellishing them, with buttons, glitter, etc. but I really liked the simplicity so I left it at that. I think they are so cute! I hung them on my mantel until it is time to hang the real stockings. Then, they will find a new home, probably across my china cabinet. This is a great craft to do with kids and they could personalize them however they like. It is easy, inexpensive, and so, so cute!
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