While my husband and I were unpacking Christmas decorations this year, I realized that I had misplaced my baby’s Christmas stocking. Or perhaps I had just skipped doing a stocking for him last year, since he was only five months old. I can’t remember. In any case, I needed one for him this year since Santa has a few stocking stuffers for him.
Money is tight, to say the least, but I wanted something special for him. An idea struck me while I was perusing the selection at my local Walmart: those furry red stockings reminded me of a certain Sesame Street character that my son is crazy about!
Most young kids love Elmo, and my little boy is no exception. Elmo, whom he refers to as “Dah-doooo!” has captivated his attention since he was a few months old, and his small stuffed Elmo doll is a favorite possession. He gets so excited when he recognizes Elmo in pictures or on TV. I knew that with a little bit of felt I could make a $2.00 Christmas stocking look like Elmo.
For about $1.30 more, I purchased three pieces of felt in white, black and orange. I referred to a picture of Elmo to determine the shapes I needed then cut them out and glued them to the stocking with craft glue (my glue gun is M.I.A.). For less than $5.00 and a few minutes spent, I created a cute custom stocking for my baby boy. If you prefer, you could use a blue stocking to recreate Grover or Cookie Monster. It’s really pretty easy! Sure, it’s nothing fancy…but as soon as my son spotted his stocking he shouted “Dah-doooo! Dah-doooo!” and ran off with it. It won my son’s approval, and that’s all that really matters. I can’t wait to see how much more excited he is when he finds little surprises in it on Christmas day!
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