This Christmas stocking banner will make the perfect addition to your decorations this year!
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Over the last few years I’ve been changing up my Christmas decorations. One thing I wanted to add this year was a garland or banner. My family doesn’t hang up stockings but I thought that a stocking shape would be perfect for a fun and simple banner. I love how it turned out!
Supplies needed to make a Christmas stocking banner
- scrapbook paper of your choice
- baker’s twine
- Silhouette or other cutting machine
- cutting mat
- paper punch
- FREE Christmas stocking SVG file (below)
How to get your FREE “Christmas Stocking” SVG File
You can download the FREE “Christmas Stocking” SVG file by entering your name and email below. You will then receive the file in a separate email which you can then download onto your computer or directly into your cutting machine software.
Other uses for this Christmas SVG file
- scrapbook layout
- Christmas advent (using scrapbook stickers or vinyl for the numbers)
- gift tag
- shirt (using heat transfer vinyl)
How to make a Christmas Stocking Banner
First, decide how big you want your stockings to be. If you don’t make any changes to the original file, you will have 4″ tall stockings. How many stockings you cut out is completely up to you. I cut out 16 stockings and strung them up on 6 feet of baker’s twine. Remember that if you change the size of the stockings, you’ll also need to change the size of the “fur” (rectangular piece) to match.
Next, stick the scrapbook paper you’ll be using onto your cutting mat and load it into the machine.
To assemble the banner, use a paper punch to cut two holes in the top of the stocking only. I placed mine about 1″ down and 1″ in from each side. However, if you change the size of the stocking, you’ll need to adjust the holes accordingly.
*PRO TIP* Use the first stocking you cut as a template for the others by lining them up on top of each other and punching the holes. This way, all of them will be in the same spot.
After the holes are punched, string your baker’s twin through each hole, going through the back of the stocking first, across the front and then through the other hole. I recommend waiting to cut your twine until all your stocking have been strung and you know it’s the right length for your space.
To attach the “fur” piece of the stocking, use some crafter’s tape and roll it along the bottom and two sides. Then stick it onto the stocking and press down. This way, it will cover the holes and baker’s twine but will still allow you to move the stocking on the twine to space it out the way you want.
When you’re done, lay the banner out on the floor and get the spacing the way you want. Then hold it up to where you’ll be hanging it (wall, fireplace, etc) and then cut the baker’s twine. Use some tape to hold the twine in place.
And there you have it! I love that you can completely customize the banner to fit your own style and colors. Plus, it’s really easy to make another one if you decide to change things up in later years.
You can also find 11 other amazing and FREE Christmas files from my talented friends. Just click on the link below the image to be taken to the file you’re interested in.
Christmas Unicorn | Alicia | Crafts of a Different Shade
Colorful Christmas Luminaries | Emily | Oh Yay Studio
Christmas Countdown | Kelsey | Poofy Cheeks
I’ll Be Home for Covid 2020 | Kayla | Kayla Makes
Is it Christmas yet? | Elise | Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Wise Men Still Seek Him | Sabine | Chameleon Cuttables
Christmas Pun Here Ornament (Print and Cut) | Lina | Mighte Made It
Merry and Bright | Teresa | Simply Made Fun
Your Favorite Wrapper | Shondell | The Craft Print
Merry Mail Stickers | Brenna | Crafting Overload
It’s Beginning to Cost A Lot Like Christmas | Tamara | Tam’s Sweet Life