Monday, December 5, 2011

Craft A Day 'Til Christmas: Day 5: Laced Stocking

This craft brought me back to my childhood.  I remember always making a laced stocking at some point before Christmas each year.  For this one, I cut out two stockings from red paper and then punched holes around the edge while holding them together.  I cut a length of yarn and tied it to the first hole and then Eva set to work lacing around the edge.
(Our dog Woofer was acting as quality control today.)
When she had worked her way all around the stocking, I tied it off the then looped the extra yarn back to the beginning hole and tied it there so there could be a hanger.  Then Eva used some Christmas stickers to decorate it.
She also cut out and designed a bee to glue onto the stocking (not sure what the rationale for it is but she insisted her stocking needed a bee) and now she is busy making things to put into it.


  1. Totally awesome!! We have been busy trying to be more crafty this month and I knew you would lead me down the right path! I am excited to try this!

    Any good suggestions for a book to introduce Luke to St. Nicholas Day? I know it will be late, but I figure he can come visit us later in the week and no one will be the wiser about the date mix up! :)

  2. I can't think of any books about St. Nicholas. I wish Tomie de Paola would write one- he always does such a good job of explaining stories like that in ways that kids can grasp.

  3. Very cute!! I pinned this so I can do it next year :) (we have our craft a day planned out until Christmas)