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Paper Stockings

Handmade paper stockings are a departure from the envelopes often used for money and gift cards



  1. Step 1

    Draw a template or use our template, and cut out; trace onto patterned paper.

  2. Step 2

    Place a second sheet under first, wrong sides facing; sew together, just inside lines. 

  3. Step 3

    Cut out with pinking shears, leaving a small border.

  4. Step 4

    Decorate tops with paper or ribbon, securing with double-sided tape. Glue a ribbon loop inside.

Martha Stewart Living, 2006

Reviews (2)

  • nichole 3 Dec, 2007

    These would also be great to create an advent calendar!

  • hayleyglasson 24 Nov, 2007

    I think this would be a wonderful idea for kids to make for family and friends, you could change the design just enough to actually make Christmas cards from the template. I am going to use this idea next week for my scrapping/paper craft class for the kids.