Do you spend hours on Pinterest drooling over those gorgeous Christmas mantles? Something that all of those mantles have in common is matching stockings. It sounds strange but I have always wanted gorgeous matching stockings for our family. I create these beautiful mantle scenes (even before I had an actual mantle) but then have to hang these hodge-podge stockings that don’t match at all. It was super sad for the decorator in me. This year, with the help of Oriental Trading, we have 5 beautiful, not-to-mention matching, stockings that match our new Christmas décor. Find out how to make your own DIY jingle bell button stockings and finally get that Pinterest-Perfect Christmas mantle.
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- Christmas Bag of Buttons
- Red Knit Stockings (The materials listed are enough to make five stockings)
- Christmas Cording
- Christmas Jingle Bells
- Needle and Red Thread
- Liquid Stitch
Remove all of your stockings from the packaging and stretch/fluff them gently.
Next, do a trial layout of your buttons on the stockings.
- If you want to do a different design than the one I used, I recommend taking a picture of the design for reference.
Start attaching your buttons with Liquid Stitch.
- Begin in the center of your design and work your way outward.
Continue gluing your buttons until you have finished your design.
Next, add button designs to the rest of your stockings.
Set your stockings aside on a flat surface to dry for 24 hours.
Next, cut the white cord from your set into 5 equal pieces.
String 5 medium-sized bells onto your white cord in the following order:
Green – Gold – Red – Gold – Green
Repeat step 8 for each cord.
After your stockings have dried completely, sew the left end of one cord to the lining of the stocking lip.
Then slide your green bell over.
Sew a second stitch an inch to the right of the first stitch to create a loop.
Continue sliding bells and sewing loops until all of the bells and cording are attached to the stocking lip.
Lastly, sew the rest of your bell-strung cords to your remaining stockings.
Aren’t these stockings absolutely adorable? They also have the added bonus of a bell alarm. If your kids mess with these DIY jingle bell button stockings, you will hear the tinkle of the bells. I’ve already busted my kids twice and there isn’t even anything in there! Next week I’ll share the rest of our new Christmas décor but for now you can check out one of the newest ornaments at DIY golden stained glass ornament. Don’t forget to check out Oriental Trading for all of your Christmas supplies!
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