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Playful, Colorful Christmas Stockings

SoSoft® Fabric Paint

Playful, Colorful Christmas Stockings
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Playful, Colorful Christmas Stockings

designed by Crimson Duvall

You or the kids can personalize Christmas stockings this year with SoSoft® Fabric Paints.

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SoSoft® Fabric Paint

  • Bright Coral (DSS110)
  • Bright Yellow (DSS92)
  • Christmas Green (DSS26)
  • Clear Ice (Glitter) (DSSFG01)
  • Peacock Teal (DSS106)
  • Red Twinkle (Glitter) (DSSFG07)
  • Santa Red (DSS77)
  • Sea Aqua (Glitter) (DSSFG12)

Other supplies

  • cardboard
  • masking tape
  • needle and thread (or fabric glue)
  • yarn (red and pink)
  • small flat brush
  • medium flat brush
  • pompons (buy or make your own)
  • tassels (buy or make your own)
  • scissors
  • canvas stockings (2: white or plain)
  • color pencil (light color like pink)


  1. Trace the stocking onto a piece of cardboard. Cut out to create forms to place inside each stocking while being painted. (It will prevent paint from soaking through to the other side.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Plan where you would like to place your colors and mask off where the different colors will be.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a light color pencil, draw on a rounded heel and toe. Paint the heel and toe of the first stocking with Peacock Teal, using a medium flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint Peacock Teal onto the top section of the first stocking in a pattern of half rings. For the second stocking, draw on a floral pattern (or trace using the provided pattern) in the center section. Paint around the flowers with Peacock Teal.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Draw on a scalloped edge around the heel and toe of the second stocking. TIP: Use a light color pencil that will not show through the fabric paint.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Optional: Draw on a letter in the section between the heel and the toe of each stocking.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a small flat brush, paint Santa Red onto each stocking in the areas planned for red. TIP: Paint around the edges first and then fill in the areas with color.
    Step 6 Example
  8. TIP: Painting with one color of a time helps reduce clean-up and time.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Optional: If you added an initial, draw some floral designs inside the letter for a cute addition.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Using Bright Coral, paint flowers and accents onto each stocking.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Fill in the areas intended as green on each stocking with Christmas Green.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Add Bright Yellow as an unexpected pop of color to the stockings.
    Step 11 Example
  13. For the areas where you want to have white, leave the canvas unpainted and add accents with dots of colors. Let stockings dry completely.
    Step 12 Example
  14. When the stockings are dry, add some sparkle into the Santa Red areas with Red Twilight (Glitter). Allow to dry.
    Step 13 Example
  15. For the Peacock Teal areas, paint on Sea Aqua (Glitter). Allow to dry.
    Step 14 Example
  16. For the Bright Yellow areas, paint on Clear Ice (Glitter). Allow to dry.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Pick pre-made pompons and tassels to embellish the stockings. (Or make your own pompons and tassels with the attached tassel and pompon instructions and photos. I chose to make my own out of pink and red yarn.)
    Step 16 Example
  18. Sew or glue the tassels onto the stocking.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Sew or glue the pompoms onto the stocking.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Paint a variety of stockings that coordinate for family and friends!.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Group together with other decorations to have a bright, colorful holiday season.
    Step 20 Example
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