Elf Stocking Ornaments

These elf stocking ornaments are super cheap and easy to make.  They’re made from card board, can you get any cheaper than that?  These would be great as a whimsical gift for someone special or for your own Christmas tree.   Once you cut out the elf stocking patterns from the card board pieces, you can decorate them any way you like:   paint, decoupage, glitter, puffy paint or fabric.  Make them all the same, or make each one different.  If you don’t have any cardboard lying around, use the sides of a cereal box or a laundry detergent box.

Elf Stocking Ornaments-made from cardboard-StowandTellU

Here is a pattern I drew up for my own, please feel free to download:



Download the Elf Stocking Ornament pattern.

Make sure you set the printer to  “portrait” mode

and you may need to adjust your scale to 165% or so

(use the “custom” option to scale the size.)

Then start by cutting out the stockings patterns

and then tracing each one onto cardboard.

Use a hole puncher to make a hole in each ornament for hanging.

Paint both side of each ornament with some craft paint and a sponge brush.  I used a metallic pearl color.

TIP: Bend a few paperclips into hook shapes and let each side dry by hanging ornaments on the paperclip hooks.

Begin to add additional trimmings, such as decorative tissue paper or puffy paint.

To attach the striped tissue paper, I applied decoupage glue to both sides of the ornament.  I laid the ornament down on the tissue paper and folded the tissue paper on top.  I let the glue dry, and then I cut the tissue paper out around the edges of the ornament. Elf Stocking Ornaments-made from cardboard-StowandTellU

I added glitter by brushing both sides with decoupage glue and shaking some glitter over each side,

and then letting it hang to dry.

I trimmed several of the ornaments with puffy paint.  I also cut two small squares of white “snow sheet” material and glued one square to each side.

Thank you for checking this out. 

I hope you have fun whatever you craft this holiday season.

Linking up to:

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8 Responses to Elf Stocking Ornaments

  1. marie July 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    What a cute idea! I love the shape of the blue one. This would be a fun project to do with my grandbabies. I could cut them out and they could decorate them.

  2. Betsy July 16, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Very cute! Love the bright colors you used and the fun shapes. Thanks for sharing with Christmas in July.

  3. Amy of while wearing heels July 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    How adorable. I hope, if I ever meet an elf, they are wearing stockings that look like this 🙂

  4. Paula@SweetPea December 19, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    What a cute Christmas project! Thanks for sharing with Throwback Thursday!

  5. Kathy Clifton November 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I love your two ideas. I always make some small gift for my UDC and DAR ladies and these will absolutely great this year. Thanks for sharing.

    • Amy November 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      I’m so glad that you like them, Kathy. Elf stockings are so whimsy, I might have to make more this year, myself, lol. Have fun if you end up making them for your two ladies groups, and let me know if the stocking pattern doesn’t download for you, I can always email it to you. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! !


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