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.
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.
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.
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