Welcome back for the second week of Deck the Home DIY Christmas Challenge where I am sharing my No-Sew Chenille Christmas Stockings. This week’s theme is to create a Christmas decor item in under two hours. This stocking can be made in just a few minutes not counting drying time.
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The best thing about decorating for Christmas as a child was the handmade ornaments and decor we made. I can still remember the feeling I had when I pulled something I had made out of the box. I guess the child in me still loves to make Christmas decorations and ornaments.
This year I wanted to make some new Christmas stockings and I love vintage Christmas decor. While thrifting, I came across a beautiful chenille bedspread in good condition. If you have one in your family that has spots on it, you could use it. It would be a great way to display a Grandmother or Mom’s old spread. Chenille refers to the type of yarn that was used to make the spread.
The great thing about this king size bedspread is that I can make many projects from it,
Instead of cutting a stocking pattern drawn on a piece of cardboard, I used a stocking.
Since this stocking was not flimsy, I cut around it without pinning it. You can pin it to be safe.
Let’s talk about Liquid Stitch Fabric Glue. Liquid Stitch is my favorite fabric glue and I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby. This stuff is magic and it sticks to most fabrics that I have used. I have found one or two fabrics that it did not adhere well to and it was a very heavy fabric. I made a couple of pillows with fabric glue for Southern Living and they wanted to film another video of me gluing the pillow together. We could not get the pillow apart after gluing. Even the cameramen tried and couldn’t get it apart. Thankfully, I had brought more fabric. We were all amazed at the strength of the glue.
The most important thing is to make a straight line with your glue. It should be like stitches from a sewing machine. If you have messy glue lines, it will not be smooth when you turn your stocking inside out. Use glue on the opposite side of your fabric.
Use clothespins, chip clips, or set something heavy on the Christmas stocking until it dries. Use the drying time recommended on the package. I always let mine dry longer when I will be turning the project inside out.
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