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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

.:{SCC} - Christmas Goodie Bags:.

Hello Sweet Stuff readers! I'm Kara from Creations by Kara and I'm thrilled to be visiting today! I am kind of an all over the place crafter. I like DIY projects, thrift store re-purposing, craft tutorials, sewing, and pretty much anything creative. Oh, and I also like cooking and sharing my favorite recipes. I think that sums it up. :)


Today I am sharing a cute little Christmas goodie bag. I am using mine as part of our Christmas Stocking Advent Calendar. One of the days will have a slip of paper inside that simply says "look under your pillow." My boys will each find one of these candy filled stockings hiding there. Oh, and I made one for my hubbie too. Didn't want to leave him out.


Here's how you can make some.

Christmas Stocking Goodie Bags

Supplies:
-Vellum
-Cardstock
-Scissors, pencil, punches, and glue stick
-Tape runner or double sided tape
-Sewing machine/thread
-Free stocking pattern

1-Stack two sheets of vellum on top of each other. Trace the stocking pattern onto the top one.


2-Holding the sheets of vellum firmly together, stitch on top of the line you just traced. I used red thread, but you can use any color you like. It is kind of tricky to stitch on paper, so don't worry if it isn't perfect. :)


3- Cut out your stocking just outside the stitched line. If you want, you can fancy them up a bit by using decorative edge scissors. Totally optional.


4- Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/2x 3 1/2", and fold it in half. You can use fancy scissors on the edge, or you can just round the corners.


5-Now embellish it however you like. I included the pattern for the holly leaves if you want to use them. For the berries I just used a punch. I attached everything with a glue stick.


6-Now fill your stocking with small candies. I used M&M's-because they are of course the best small candies!


7-Use a tape runner or some double sided tape on the insides of your top flaps.


8-Now just place the stocking inside, press the flaps down firmly, and you're done!


Thanks so much for having me Summer!

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What kid wouldn't love to find that under their pillow? Heck, I would like to find one under my pillow!

4 comments:

  1. Oh I am definitely going to be making these. They are adorable and SO easy! Thanks for the tutorial and pattern. These are going on the kids' Christmas table!

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