Hi, friends! Thanks for all of the love on my Pinecone petal trees! I hope your holiday season is going swimmingly!
It’s time for the Silhouette Creators Monthly Challenge – thank you to Cat of Pocketful of Posies for hosting – where we’ll be sharing eleven Winter Wonderland projects just for your Silhouette machine!
I’m sharing a fun Christmas project with you – a tutorial for creating your own stacked Christmas stocking name tags. But first, before I get to the tutorial, I have a confession. I have a slight stocking problem. Actually, it might be a pretty significant problem, as every year for past three years I have purchased new Christmas stockings. I cannot find a style that is flexible enough to go with my fickle decorating needs!
This year I decided to try one more time and went with cream colored stockings that I hope will last for years to come. However, I’m not exactly a neutral kind of girl as is evident that so many of the rooms in my home.
I thought it would be fun to add a colorful embellishment to the stocking, along with a name tag, which would give me the bit of color and whimsy I was looking for.
To make your own felt stocking tags you will need the following:
Yarn in at least two different colors
4x 8″x11″ Felt Sheets in various colors
Wonder under – paper-backed interfacing
Here’s what I did:
- I created the names in silhouette studio using the font “Yellow Daisy”. If you decide on a different font, remember that the felt is tough to cut so you want your shape to be large and not too detailed!
- Adhere the wonder under to the backside of three of your felt pieces by applying a hot iron to the paper backing side of the wonder under (the bumpy side goes against the fabric). Put the remaining piece aside. I used acrylic felt, and wool felt – I found no difference in either as far as cutting goes. What I did find helpful was to iron the felt flat on each side.
- Now it’s time to cut. Set your silhouette blade to 10. Choose thick fabric for the material, set your cut blade setting to10, the thickness at 33 and the speed to 2. Lay your fabric on your cutting mat, paper backing side down and smooth firmly to the mat. I found it useful to attach a piece of masking tape along the edge to keep the rollers from bunching up.
- Send the cut to the Silhouette. Then, without removing the mat, cut again until you see the cut lines on the backside. You likely will have to do this to her three times before it will cut through.
- Remove the felt from the mat and snip any edges that are attached. Remove the paper backing.
- Repeat steps 1-5 for all four felt pieces, including the piece without the wonder under backing.
- To stack and adhere the name pieces, lay the name piece without the wonder under down on the ironing board, and cover with a interfaced name piece, lining up the edges. Using a hot iron, press the felt pieces together until they are glued together. Add the remaining pieces in the same fashion until you have a stack. Trim edges where needed and thread through with a piece of yarn.
- Create the pompom string using a piece of yarn about 12″ long, the pompoms – about 6 of different sizes and colors and a tassel made of yarn. Thread the yarn first through the tassle, then through the pompoms and tie off.
- Attach both the name tag and the pompom string through the loop on the stocking.
- Hang the stocking and have a fabulous Christmas!
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check back later for some tips on how to ready your home for the holidays!
Be sure to check out these other Winter Wonderland Silhouette projects from some super talented ladies!
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|DIY Monogrammed Wine Glasses|
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