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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

-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!

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


  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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