Christmas Gifts DIY

How to choose Christmas gifts is always a problem, especially for your children. They do not care how much you have sent on their Xmas gifts, but if you always buy the same gifts for them, then Christmas means nothing to them except disappointment. So parents need pay a little more attention to the results you would give your children. If you have no good idea, how about make gifts for your children? For example, if you want to make the Christmas day a little different, you even can use your old jeans to make Christmas stockings for them. Can you imagine how they would feel when they found that a pair of their mother's / father's jeans has become their Christmas stockings? Of course they must be exciting. This idea sounds good, right? Here are some tips of how to DIY such Christmas stockings.

Before you begin to make stockings, you should find a pair of jeans. Of course in order to make it a surprise, you can also choose to do it secretly, but please be sure the owner would not be angry for losing a pair of jeans. Then what you need is a stocking pattern. This is very easy; you can make or draw one according to an old Christmas stocking.

Then you can cut out two pieces of jeans and then pin the stocking pattern to it. Next you can sew them together. However, these stockings would be too simple if you just do like this. So you can also add some decorations such as embroidery or painting to make it more beautiful and special.

With right sides together, sew around three sides of the stocking, leaving the top open. And then you can turn over your stockings, so that the tracks of your sewing can be hidden. You can still find another flannel shirt which belongs to another family member, and make a cuff for the top of the stocking.

The last step you should do is sewing the cuff to the stocking. Of course, a ribbon loop is also necessary to help hanging your stockings.

With such a special gift, you need not worry about what you would present your kids, right? I believe when you see their pure-hearted smiles and appreciations, you would be happy too.