Try making your own Christmas stockings, even for caninus fidelius ( your puppy!)
"Christmas for all" had some quick easy directions
There were ideas for paper stockings , and making your own traditional fireside stockings.
How to Make Paper stockings
Materials: Thick brown paper (like grocery bag paper) or brown felt
Pencil, Scissors, Glue, A holepunch, Yarn, Markers or crayons.
Make an outline of any stocking on a brown paper, and cut out two pieces of the same shape. Then join the two with glue, and pierce holes on the edges. You may weave ribbons or yarn through these holes, which may appear as laces. Decorate with bright marker colors, making patterns and designs.
- Cut paw pads from the brown felt. Pin the paw pads to the furry side of a dark tan paw and use the floss to whipstitch the pads in place.
- Pin together the 4 paws with the dark tan paws on the outside, furry sides out, and the light tan paws on the inside, furry sides in. Using the floss, whipstitch around the edges, sewing the paws together.
- Leave the top edges unsewn. At the top, sew together the front 2 edges, then the back 2. Fold down the top to make a cuff.
- Tape the ends of the cord to keep them from fraying, then sew the cord to the stocking for hanging.
This would be a fun craft night for the family, with paper stockings to hold little candies for hanging on a small tree or as little favors for visitors.