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Foam Stocking Garland

By: Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley has been an author of  many books and magazine articles about crafting, Margaret Riley has also owned two craft and hobby stores; designed, demonstrated, and taught for numerous craft companies; and assisted with the filming of craft-related television shows. She excels in a variety of arts. A resident of Tallahassee, Fla., Margaret enjoys cooking, gardening, and camping.
A cute stocking garland that is sure to bring some smiles.
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Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 2 oz.
Item #20501
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
Item #20503
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
Item #20504
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Christmas Green, 2 oz.
Item #20529
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pumpkin Orange, 2 oz.
Item #20588
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Caterpillar, 2 oz.
Item #21342
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Fashion ® Dimensional Fabric Paint - Shiny - Black
Item #25317
For designs that really stand out, use Fashion ® Dimensional Fabric Paint to add drama and details! Choose from an array of fabulous colors - Shiny, Sparkles, Metallics, and more - to personalize and enhance any project. Fashion's easy-squeeze writer tip bottle makes writing and detailing simple. The paint is waterbased and non-toxic, and even machine washable on fabric! Whether the look is fun, funky or fancy you know it will always be fabulous with Fashion Dimensional Fabric Paint!

$1.69

FolkArt ® Texture Paint - White, 4 oz.
Item #2860
Raise the bar on your crafting projects! Our new texture paint applies smoothly like cake icing and dries with texture. FolkArt Texture Paint is a full-bodied formula used to add decorative dimension and texture to home accents, crafts and school projects.

$7.09

Other Supplies
6 1-inch wood diamond barrel beads
6 3/4-inch wood round beads
3 yards 5/8-inch wide ribbon (your choice in color)
1 yard 1/8” wide double-faced satin ribbon (your choice in color)
1/2 yard 1/8” wide double-faced satin ribbon (your choice in color)
24” cording with wire (your choice in color)
Stylus
No. 8 flat shader brush
No. 8 fabric round scrubber brush
No. 4 round brush
No. 10/0 liner brush
3 toothpicks
Sprig of miniature holly
3 miniature pinecones
3 pins with white glass bead heads
1-3/16 x 6-5/8 x 11-7/8 Styrofoam™ sheet
2 1-1/2-inch Styrofoam™ balls
Foam cutter
Foam glue
Scissors
Permanent black marker
Palette knife or wood craft stick
Palette paper or foam plate
Paper towels
Water basin

Instructions

Note: Use fabric round scrubber brush to apply paint to Styrofoam in large areas. Use flat shader brush for base coating beads or painting small areas.

  1. Print out patterns of both size stockings. (You’ll need 3 small and 3 large.)
  2. Cut out patterns and lay on Styrofoam sheet. Using marker, trace around patterns. Using Styro Cutter, cut out all stockings.

SMALL STOCKINGS:

  1. Paint cuff area White. Let dry. Paint lower 2/3’s Caterpillar. Let dry.
  2. Paint toe and heel area Bright Red. Let dry.
  3. Using liner brush, add Bright Red vertical and horizontal lines for plaid design.
  4. Using palette knife or craft stick, apply Texture Paint to cuff on all sides. Let dry.
  5. Using No. 4 round brush, dip into Christmas Green. Touch and lightly press onto surface to make a leaf on the right side of cuff. Repeat for a total of 3 holly leaves.
  6. Dip stylus into Bright Red and dot in 3 berries along with holly leaves.
  7. Using Styro Cutter, burn a hole completely through cuff for inserting ribbon during assembly.

LARGE STOCKINGS:

  1. Paint cuff area White.
  2. Paint lower 2/3’s Bright Red.
  3. Using palette knife or craft stick, apply Texture Paint to cuff on all sides. Let dry.
  4. Using Styro Cutter, burn a hole completely through cuff for inserting ribbon during assembly.

SNOWMAN ON LARGE STOCKINGS:

  1. Using Styro Cutter, cut round Styrofoam balls in half. You will only be using 3 of the halves. (Idea: Do 4th half and use as a pin or as an ornament.)
  2. Push a toothpick through center of smooth side of 1/2 ball until 1/2-inch is showing through on curved side. This will allow you to have something to hold on to during the next step plus this will be the snowman’s nose.
  3. Cover half balls with Texture Paint. Let dry.
  4. Paint nose Pumpkin Orange.
  5. Mix together a small amount of Bright Red with White for a pink color. Apply for snowman’s cheeks.
  6. Using dimensional paint, apply for eyes and dots for mouth (Practice on palette before applying to achieve small dots.).
  7. Cut the toothpick on the backside of the snowman head to 3/4-inch in length.
  8. Add glue to flat side of each snowman and press a snowman onto center of each large stocking.
  9. From sprig of holly or evergreen, cut small sections for “hat” and add to top of snowman. Glue a miniature pinecone to top of each snowman’s head incorporating it into the greenery.
  10. From the 1/8” satin ribbon, tie 3 bows and secure under each snowman head with glass beaded pin.
  11. WOOD BEADS: Paint beads in Caterpillar, White, and Bright Red.
  12. Using stylus, add dots in Caterpillar, White, and Bright Red. Be creative!
  13. ASSEMBLY: Make an 8-loop ribbon from the 5/8-inch wide ribbon and tie onto center of wired cording with 1/8-inch ribbon.
  14. Cut 6-inch pieces from remaining 5/8-inch wide ribbon.
  15. Put on a bead and then tie on a 6-inch piece of ribbon. Stagger with stockings that have a piece of 1/8-inch ribbon attached through hole on stocking.
  16. Create a loop at each end of garland by wrapping ends around garland approximately 3-inches from end.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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