Recycled Paper Bag Christmas Stocking DIY

  Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

DIY Christmas Stocking by Yuliya

Does it feel Christmasy already or is it just me? Okay maybe it’s a bit too early for a Christmas tree decoration but it’s already a good time for a little Christmas DIY. Look around the house for a paper bag because we’re going to transform it into a Christmas stocking! 

Let's begin crafting!

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

What you'll need:
* Medium or large paper bag
* Brightly coloured thread and needle
* Green paint (gouche is the best choice for kids)
* A small potato
* Scissors
* Pencil
* Kitchen knife (to cut the potato)

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

Step1:

Cut along the bottom and one side of the paper bag, turn it inside out. We do that in order to use the inside of the bag which has no patten, if your paper bag is plain you can skip this step.

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

 Step2:

Draw an outline of the stocking on the paper bag and cut it out which will give you two identical stocking shapes. Now take a needle and thread and sew the two together to make it into a stocking.

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

Step3:

Sew in a little handle on the top to hang your stocking.

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

Step4:

Take a potato and cut it in half. Now cut off three sides to create a triangle. We made two triangles one smaller and one bigger.

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

Step5:

Squeeze a little bit of green paint (or other colour if you prefer) on the unused leftovers of the paper bag and drop your potato triangles in. Try to get just enough paint on the surface of the potato to be able to leave a juicy print on the paper but not too much so as to keeo the shape recognizable and clean. Have a couple of goes on the paper bag leftovers before printing on the stocking itself.

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

Step6:

Now print little Christmas trees all over your stocking. We used a bigger potato-triangle for the bottom of the Christmas trees and the smaller one for the middle and top parts.

Step7:

Once the paint has dried, decorate the house with your own handmade stocking to reminde everyone that Christmas is coming soon! Yuliya

Bloesem Giving | Christmas craft : DIY Christmas stocking with recycled materials

.. Yufrukt

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  1. Zariah

    Do you think that would be a good Christmas gift to make with kids ages 5 and under and so that they can give to their parents?


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