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          Felt Christmas Stockings Make Your Mantel All Bright and Jolly

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          If you've nailed basic cut-and-glue, you can make adorable geometric stockings for the mantel in no time flat.

          Grab your felt, crank up the carols and let the merry making begin!

          • Difficulty: Easy
          DIY Christmas Stockings

          What You’ll Need

          • Chalk
          • Large felt pieces for the base
          • Multiple pieces of colored felt for the squares
          • Fabric glue
          • Scissors
          • Ruler

          Here’s How to Piece it Together

          1. Cut out and glue

          Use chalk to draw a stocking outline on one of your large felt pieces, then cut it out. Use this as a template to cut a second, identical stocking-shaped piece.

          Once the pieces are cut out, line the edges of one piece with fabric glue and stick the other piece on top. Be sure to leave the top of the stocking free of glue so you can stuff it later!

          2. Make the triangles

          Take your other felt colors and cut 3-by-3-inch squares. Then cut them in half to make triangles. While you're at it, cut out one 1-by-4-inch strip of felt, and another strip that's as long as the width of the stocking.

          3. Add the strap

          You're going to need a way to hang this stocking up! Gently lift back the top right corner of the stocking and add glue. Then fold the 1-by-4-inch strip of felt in half and glue it inside the corner to find a loop.

          4. Get fancy!

          Before you go crazy with the triangles, add a line of glue across the top of the stocking’s front. Glue down the felt strip you cut out for this purpose.

          Now arrange the triangles on your stocking and glue ‘em down. (This doesn't have to be perfect; you'll trim the edges later.)

          Once the triangles are placed and the glue is dry, flip the stocking over and trim off any excess fabric that's poking over the edges.

          Hang it up and bring on the reindeer!

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