My daughter’s stocking last year was a small pink “Baby’s First Christmas” stocking with a teddy bear on it. It is cute, but no longer appropriate. I am on the hunt for a set of matching family stockings, but since I still haven’t found anything I love I needed a solution for a stocking for Keira to use this Christmas. I have seen a few different styles of Disney themed stockings in stores and cute versions on Etsy, but decided I could come up with something I liked better and would probably cost less.
I think these may be my favorite thing I have created for our Mickey and Minnie themed Christmas. They turned out a lot nicer then I expected and total cost to me was less then $3 for the black and white felt I bought to cut out the embellishments. I was lucky and already had the stockings from a Christmas advertisement I had created for work several years ago, but you can buy these basic felt stockings for around $1 at any Dollar Store or Department store such as Walmart.
I ended up using 4 sheets of black felt and 1 sheet of white. For the Mickey stocking, I cut 2 large circles of white felt and added small strips of black to them to create his buttons. For Minnie’s signature polka dot look, I cut out several smaller white circles and also added a white ruffle along the top to make it a bit more girly. Once satisfied with the layout of each, I hot glued all the pieces onto the stockings.
I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to go to the effort of adding ears, but decided to go with them in the end. I used the same method I did for my Merry Mickey Snowman, sandwiching a piece of cardboard cereal box in between two sheets of felt. To complete Minnie’s look I glued on a red bow I hand made from red ribbon.
I love the simplicity of these. The stockings I saw in store had multicolored images of mickey printed on them and just didn’t have the same modern, graphic feel my versions do.
They coordinate well with the paper banner I created and I think they dress the mantle up quite nicely. I just hope they’re big enough to fit all the toys and treats Santa might be bringing the kids!
- Mickey Top Hat Tree Topper (dolledupdesign.wordpress.com)
- Tabletop Decorations: Merry Mickey Snowman and Tabletop Trees (dolledupdesign.wordpress.com)
- Salt Dough Mickey Snowman Ornaments (dolledupdesign.wordpress.com)
- Mickey Paper Wreaths (dolledupdesign.wordpress.com)