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Make a Christmas stocking framed art work that will be treasured for years to come. Try this DIY at the weekend and this handmade creation can be used every Xmas as a festive decoration. Get the kids involved, after all, made with the help of little hands, this super simple Christmas craft project will soon become a family heirloom.

Get Christmas crafting this weekend and you’ll enjoy the process and the results. This family-themed festive make is easy to whip-up, what’s more it can be personalised to suit your home style. Follow these easy step by steps below to get started.

Make sure to let your creativity flourish. Be brave and don’t be afraid to further personalise this project with your own touches and the help of your POSCA paint marker pens.

For more creative drawing how-tos, make sure to check out our You Tube channel for a wealth of illustrative ideas!

YOU WILL NEED

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  • Box Frame
  • Posca Pens
  • Glue Stick
  • String
  • Sticky-tape
  • Black Card
  • White card
  • Scissors
  • Coloured card
  • Ribbon
  • Cotton wool (can be cotton balls or cotton pads)

Christmas stocking framed art work: STEP 1

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Remove the back piece of your photo frame and place it on your white card. Use a pen or pencil and draw around it. This is in order to make sure you get the measurements of your box frame accurate.  Now use a ruler to draw an even square in the centre of the previous outline you just drew (approximately 1 inch from the edges). Carefully cut out the inner square with your scissors. This should leave your white card looking like a frame in itself.

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Christmas stocking framed art work: STEP 2

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Now make the background for your Christmas stockings. In order to do this, take the black card and measure a square larger than the size of the inner square we’ve just cut out from the centre of the piece of white card. Once you are happy with your measurements, cut out and attach to the back of your white frame using sticky-tape.

Christmas stocking framed art work: STEP 3

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With your coloured card, draw a stocking shape on the reverse and carefully cut around it. It’s a good idea to use your first stocking as a template for the rest of your stockings to ensure they will all be the same size. Draw as many stockings as there are members of your family.

Christmas stocking framed art work: STEP 4

Christmas stocking framed art work

Christmas stocking art work

Once you have cut out all of your Christmas stockings, stick them on your white and black card using a glue stick. Make sure you spread them out evenly. One nice idea is to stick the parent’s stockings at the top with the children’s in a line underneath.

Christmas stocking framed art work: STEP 5

Christmas stocking framed art work

Christmas stocking art work

Now for decoration! Apply glue to the top of your stockings and attach blobs of cotton wool. Pull apart your cotton wool to make the stockings look cosy and fluffy. As a little personal touch for each Christmas stocking, add your family’s names to the bottom of the stockings using a POSCA marker pen and add your family surname as a small title of the box frame you are creating.

Christmas stocking framed art work: STEP 6

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Cut your string into small lengths and tie each one into a bow like tying a shoe lace. Neaten up by cutting off the ends of the ties if there is any excess string. Now stick the bows above every individual Christmas stocking. If this is too fiddly you can always draw the bows in with your gold or white POSCA pens. The bows give the stockings an adorable little festive touch to make them look like they are hanging from a fireplace.

Christmas stocking framed art work: STEP 7

 

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The final step is to add any finishing touches your Christmas stocking framed art work. You could add ribbon, simple shapes or further embellish with festive illustrations with POSCA pens (for inspiration check out our Christmas PINTEREST page). Put your stocking design inside your box frame and it is all ready to hang on the wall of your family home for the Christmas season! 

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