Jingle & Jolly Pom Pom Stocking
What a fun, cute project! Create this stocking using pom poms, felt, chenille stems and a boa!
Designed by Jen Mele.
- Creatology™ Basic Felt, 36"36" – White
- Creatology™ Pom Poms, 1" – Bright (2 Bags)
- Creatology™ Pom Poms, ¾" – Bright (2 Bags)
- Creatology™ Glitter Jingle Bell – Blue
- Creatology™ Chenille Stems – Hot Pink (2), Lime Green (2), Bright Blue (1) and Purple (1)
- Creatology™ Marabou Boa, 6' – White with Silver Tinsel
- Needle (or a Sharp Point)
- Tissue Paper
- Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Ashland™ Heavy Duty Wire Cutters (Optional)
- Newspaper or Large Scrap Paper (Optional)
- Pen or Pencil (Optional)
Step 1 Using Creatology™ Basic Felt in White, freehand draw or use pencil and paper to create a pattern for the stocking.
Step 2 Use the scissors to cut out the pattern. TIP: Cut the pattern out of two layers of felt at one time so you only have to draw and cut the stocking pattern once.
Step 3 Turn the pencil side of the stocking inside out so it doesn’t show.
Step 4 Next, “sew” the stocking together using Creatology™ chenille stems as the “thread”. Start at the tip of the stocking toe. To thread the chenille stems, use a needle to puncture a hole into the felt by pushing it through the felt and rotating the needle in a circular motion so it creates a hole big enough to push the chenille stem through. TIPS: Don’t put the holes too close to the edge of the felt to avoid ripping through the edge. Use the tip of your scissors to make the hole a little bigger if necessary.
Step 5 Switch chenille stem colors as you work your way around the edge of the stocking. Simply twist the two colors together so they connect. OPTIONAL: Use the wire cutters to cut the chenille stems shorter if desired but it’s not necessary.
Step 6 Only sew the chenille stems up to the top of the stocking and be sure to leave the top open. Once the top of the cuff is reached, twist the extra chenille stem length into the now threaded chenille stem on the back side of the stocking.
Step 7 Stuff the stocking with tissue paper to get a rounded effect as if the stocking was full. This will help avoid white spaces between the pom poms once you begin gluing.
Step 8 Use an extra chenille stem to create the angle you want the stripe pattern to be in.
Step 9 Use this as a guide and begin gluing down the pom poms using the hot glue gun. If desired, switch colors and pom pom sizes (1" and ¾") between each row.
Step 10 Continue gluing down each row until the whole stocking is covered up to the top of the stocking cuff.
Step 11 Hot glue the Creatology™ marabou boa to the top cuff of the stocking to create the feather trim. Start at a bottom corner and glue it row by row until the entire cuff is covered. There will be extra boa that will be used to create the loop to hang the stocking from. Cut the boa to the length desired but leave extra to glue into the stocking.
Step 12 Hot glue the extra boa into the stocking edge. Use extra glue to make sure the loop is secure and will hold the weight of the stocking.
Step 13 Choose a chenille stem to twist around the loop of the boa for extra stability and a pop of color.
Step 14 Choose a glitter jingle bell to hang from the toe of the stocking. Use the extra chenille stem (this is why the threading started at the toe) to wrap around the top loop of the glittered jingle bell. It is also a good idea to hot glue the bell to the toe for extra stability.