DIY and Crafts

Make your own monochrome Santa sacks

We love wallpaper, and not just on walls. These cute stockings are great for packaging small gifts or as a festive decoration



You will need

  • Offcuts of wallpaper (a 50cm-high piece will make a small stocking, front and back)
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing thread
  • Ribbon (for hanging)
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape
  • Stiff cardboard to make template
  • Buttons, decorations, felt for decoration on stockings


How to

  1. Create a stocking template on cardboard – there are lots of templates online.
  2. Trace around the template onto the wallpaper so you have a back and front of the stocking and cut out.
  3. Cut a piece of ribbon about 15cm long, fold in half and secure with
    a small piece of tape to the inside back of the stocking.
  4. You are now ready to sew the stocking together. Hold the two pieces of wallpaper stocking so the patterned sides are facing out then sew a tacking stitch (size 1-2 is good) around the stocking half a centimetre in from the edge.
  5. Cut off any excess threads and pop in a present.


TIP: Many stores have wallpaper offcuts or sample pieces available for purchase

Created by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

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