This week we’re excited to kick off Christmas in July with you showcasing Designer Jennifer Jangles new holiday fabric collection Jolly Holiday “In The City” collection!

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Christmas Stockings with Deco Foil

Hi all!

This is Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams with a fun new project to share with you for the second day of the fun ‘Christmas in July’ celebration over here at Therm O Web with Jennifer Jangles fabric line – Jolly Holiday ‘In the City’!  I’m going to share a fun way you can embellish your Christmas Stockings with Therm O Web’s great product – Deco Foil.  These make great Christmas gifts and folks will love pulling them out to decorate and fill each year!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard of fabric for outer stocking (if you carefully position the stocking template you’ll be able to cut out two stockings from this.  If it’s a directional print like the border fabric, you’ll only get one stocking)
  • 1/2 yard of fabric for inner stocking
  • 1/8 yard of fabric for stocking cuff
  • Lace or ribbon for hanging
  • iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive
  • Pressing Sheet
  • DecoFoils

I started by making up some Christmas stockings featuring Jennifer Jangle’s fabulous fabric!  Aren’t these just so wonderful and festive!?  I used a FREE pattern and tutorial from Suzy Quilts to create my stockings.  They’re cute without anything … but wouldn’t they look even better with a little decofoil!?  Of course!

I decided I wanted to use some neutral holiday words for my stockings.  You could easily personalize these with names too.  Whatever you wish!  Head over to my craftsy shop and download my FREE word templates – these include the words Joy, Peace, and Noel.


If you want to use the fabulous Deco Foils™ for your words be sure to use the words that read normally!  This is a little different than what you may be used to when you raw edge applique fabric letters.  For the fabric letters use the templates that read backward.   I have the difference between these two noted on the template sheets.

Step 1.  Trace the word you want to add to your stocking to the paper side of the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive.

Joy step 1

Step 2.  Cut the letters out.  Lay the word out how you’d like it to show up on the stocking.  joy step 2


Step 3.  Place a Pressing Sheet over the letters.  With a hot iron press the words down for 30 seconds.  joy step 3

At this point, your project should look like this.  You’re going to want to get right at this and take the paper off but from experience and trial and error this next step is super important.

Step 4.  Let the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt adhesive cool down.  Seriously, let it cool down.


At this point, you should still be letting it cool step 4

I am a very impatient person but I found that if I trace and cut the letters out for my next stocking and then take the paper off, everything just works out better.

Step 5.  Once the iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive is properly cool enough, tear off the paper.  You can see in this picture how the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive is still in place.  joy step 5

Step 7.  Cut out a piece of DecoFoil in the color you desire (here I used Gold Deco Foil on three stockings and Teal DecoFoil on the other three ) in a size that easily fits over the Hot Melt adhesive.  Cover that with a pressing sheet.
joy step 6

Step 8. Press with a hot iron for 30 seconds evenly over the hot melt adhesive.  Again – let everything cool down before you peel off the Deco step 7


Step 9.  If you waited long enough for things to cool … when you peel your Deco Foil off – here’s what things should look like!  I am so pleased with how this turned out and the iCraft® Deco Foil™ adds the appropriate amount of glitz to these Christmas Stockings.

Step 10.  Repeat with the words Joy and Peace on the other stockings!Holiday Stockings with deco foil

Step 11.  Gift these or use them for your family.

Step 12.  Bask in the joy you’ve given those who are enjoying these fabulous stockings!  And they’ll be super impressed that ‘You made them yourself!’

43 Comments on Christmas Stockings with Jolly Holiday and Deco Foil

  1. Belinda K-N
    July 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm (8 years ago)

    I love this stocking idea – the Deco Foil is a perfect embellishment – I am looking forward to trying it out! I enjoy the family time that comes with the holidays – Christmas is probably my favorite – it’s a magical time of year!

  2. Lady fair
    July 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm (8 years ago)

    Love Christmas in July! Great idea for the stockings, I need to make one for my grandson! My favorite holiday is Christmas (surprise, ha ha).

  3. Mary Holshouser
    July 28, 2015 at 7:03 pm (8 years ago)

    I love Christmas. I have a collection of Santa’s that I get out right after Thanksgiving. It’s a treat to see them after 11 months – surprised at all that I have.
    I hang the stockings, decorate the tree with the handmade ornaments (needlepoint, counted crochet, and stitched) and have my nativity sets out under the tree.
    Santa is my favorite person of the year.
    Love your stockings. thanks.

  4. Janie
    July 28, 2015 at 7:11 pm (8 years ago)

    I Love the stockings. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I have already started Christmas gifts. Thank you for the link to the stocking tutorial.

  5. Beth T.
    July 29, 2015 at 12:02 am (8 years ago)

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday–it is all about feelings and people, not about things. I love the traditions and I love the message of thankfulness.

  6. Ellee
    July 29, 2015 at 12:21 am (8 years ago)

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday — lots of family and friends getting together to visit without the obligation or expectation of presents.

  7. nicky walker
    July 29, 2015 at 4:47 am (8 years ago)

    I havent worked with decofoil… yet, but am going to add it to my to-do list!

  8. Tracy Moloney
    July 29, 2015 at 8:33 am (8 years ago)

    FABULOUS stockings – the foil adds a MAGICAL touch of WOW!!!
    THIS is a really EXCITING and FUN technique I would love to try 🙂

  9. Sarah C.
    July 29, 2015 at 10:38 am (8 years ago)

    I like any Holiday I dont have to cook!
    I will Sew for my supper. Great Stckings.

    July 29, 2015 at 11:07 am (8 years ago)

    Christmas, of course.

  11. Delaine
    July 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago)

    Christmas as absolutely my favorite holiday! Thanks!

  12. Vicki H
    July 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm (8 years ago)

    Christmas is favorite, I get to see most all of my family.

  13. Sandy K
    July 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm (8 years ago)

    My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

  14. Dot
    July 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm (8 years ago)

    My daughters have taken over hosting holidays so I really love them all now that I don’t have to cook.

  15. Anita Carol Gambrell
    July 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm (8 years ago)

    I love Christmas best!

  16. Sharon Gullikson
    July 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Halloween. It’s always been my fave.

  17. Pam S
    July 31, 2015 at 12:56 pm (8 years ago)

    This peoject looks like so much fun! My favorite holiday is Christmas

  18. Judy Bowers
    July 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm (8 years ago)

    I love Christmas!

  19. Linda Cartwright
    July 31, 2015 at 3:40 pm (8 years ago)

    I love Christmas time, Waiting for the Grand kids to open gifts is worth waiting for!

  20. Janet T
    July 31, 2015 at 4:10 pm (8 years ago)

    New Year’s Day. Everything is over, it is a lazy day, no cooking big dinners, and the first day of new beginnings for the new year.

  21. Vicki Seals
    July 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh, it’s a tie between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like being with family and friends on both holidays and remembering to be thankful for them all year round. Thanks for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

  22. carolyn montgomery
    July 31, 2015 at 4:43 pm (8 years ago)

    love these stockings, can’t wait to try the deco foil.

  23. kathleen schriber
    July 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm (8 years ago)

    very cute stockings. great idea for pot holders, coasters too. i have ‘some’ deco foil and would love to expand my colors for many different crafts. i also love using deco foil on my christmas cards.

  24. Terry
    July 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm (8 years ago)

    My favorite holiday is Christmas…love making gifts, baking goodies and decorating!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!

  25. Michele Timms
    July 31, 2015 at 6:38 pm (8 years ago)

    Any holiday with my family is the best and those are usually the only times when we get together!!! I love these stockings… Very sweet!!

  26. Lori Morton
    July 31, 2015 at 6:44 pm (8 years ago)

    Love the Stockings!!! Beautiful!!!

    My Favorite Holiday is definitely Christmas!!! Best part of Winter! The lights, food, Tree, Family & Friends comin over….Hugs!….& giving homemade gifts from my Heart! Ahhhhhh…..

    Thanks for chance to win the give-a-way! 🙂

  27. Chiska
    July 31, 2015 at 6:56 pm (8 years ago)


  28. Judy Valentino
    July 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (8 years ago)

    Like the idea of using the foil on the stockings, and LOVE the kitty! as would my kitty sitter.

  29. DebraKay Neiman
    July 31, 2015 at 9:02 pm (8 years ago)

    Christmas has been and will always be my most favorite holiday. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  30. Cindy Dahlgren
    July 31, 2015 at 10:05 pm (8 years ago)

    Christmas is my favorite, very closely followed by Halloween. Love the look of the Deco Foil! dahlgren0609 at gmail dot com

  31. Jennifer K
    August 1, 2015 at 12:09 am (8 years ago)

    Christmas, because I love decorating and getting together with family and friends.

  32. Alesha K
    August 1, 2015 at 6:31 am (8 years ago)

    Christmas has taken a front seat again since the birth of my granddaughter. Love the stockings.

  33. Janet Cobb
    August 1, 2015 at 7:56 am (8 years ago)

    Christmas. The birth of our Savior and the time for being with those you love most.

  34. carolyn montgomery
    August 1, 2015 at 8:55 am (8 years ago)

    can’t wait to try deco-foil.

  35. Sarah
    August 1, 2015 at 10:12 am (8 years ago)

    I love Christmas!

  36. Lori Smanski
    August 1, 2015 at 10:22 am (8 years ago)

    Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love all the lights and colors. I love that it is celebrating the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. I love making and giving to family and friends. It is a very special time of year.

  37. Piroska
    August 1, 2015 at 11:46 am (8 years ago)

    My favourite holiday is definitely Christmas.

  38. Gill
    August 1, 2015 at 2:10 pm (8 years ago)


  39. Karyn
    August 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm (8 years ago)

    That looks so simple!

  40. Karen Thurn
    August 2, 2015 at 1:21 am (8 years ago)

    My favorite holiday is anytime my kids come home.

  41. Jackie QH
    August 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm (8 years ago)

    My favorite holiday is Christmas♥

  42. Jenelle Reyes
    August 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you for the chance to win some awesome DecoFoil!

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