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Pipe-Cleaner Stocking Ornament




  •  Cardboard 
  • Double-sided tape
  • 6-inch red terry pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems)
  • White pipe cleaners
  • Silver or red tinsel pipe cleaner
  • Hot glue gun
  • Beads or miniature ornaments


  1. Step 1

    Trace a stocking shape onto cardboard; cut out. Apply two strips of double-sided tape to the back to hold the pipe cleaners in place.

  2. Step 2

    Beginning about 5/8 inch from the top, wrap the form from cuff line to toe with 6-inch sticks of red terry chenille. It will take about a dozen sticks to cover the surface; tuck in the ends on the back side. For the cuff, work from the bottom up, wrapping form with standard white pipe cleaners; curl up the end of the last piece to make a loop. Wrap a silver or red tinsel pipe cleaner around bottom of cuff, and hot-glue at each end.

  3. Step 3

    Glue beads or other miniature ornaments to the top edge. Or construct miniature stocking stuffers by hand from paper (or use stickers), mount to cardboard, and hot-glue to back of stocking so they seem to peek out of the top.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2000



Reviews (1)

  • lissy1013 23 Oct, 2010

    you have to try these, i have been making ornaments all weekend.these are definatly my favorite. super simple to make, and the end results is adorable.