Mr. Hambleton empowered his students to be creative, to use their imaginations, and to make their own choices. When I look back on those years I can hardly believe the things he got us to do. Our class was doing pottery (painted and in a kiln) and macrame while the other classes were still using crayons.
One of the best, and most useful, crafts we did was Christmas stockings. So...if I could make this in Grade 2 then you can definitely do it now.
Here's the one that I made for my baby sister when I was in grade 3, the one I made for myself in grade 2 is lost in the mountain of Christmas stuff at my mom's house but I still use it every year.
The stitching is a bit wonky in some parts, but come one, I was only 8 years old~
If you're ready to make your own felt stocking here are the supplies that you'll need:
|You might want to add some pins and a chalk pen or other erasable marker too.
1)Decide which colour will be your front and which your back. Draw the outline of a stocking shape onto the piece of felt for your back. My felt pieces were .3 metres (12 inches) wide but you can make these any size you want.
You can find a blanket stitch tutorial here .
5)Now all that's left is to stitch it up with your yarn, (you'll need a needle with a big enough eye to fit the yarn though, a darning needle will usually work) and then decorate it with fabric paint. I used a nice glittery silver to pick up on the glittery green yarn I used.
|It's still a little bit wonky but I think I'm getting better~
This is the first of a month full of Christmas crafting so make sure to come back each week for fun new Christmassy projects~
I'll be posting this project at the linky parties throughout the week so make sure to visit the linky party tab up top to check out all of the fun ideas.