Potato Print Stocking for Christmas

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Make these easy and very cute Christmas stocking as a gift this festive season!
You will need:


Plain white cotton (an old sheet works really well!)


Pencil


Craft paint (I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Napoleonic Blue mixed with Graphite)


Roller or brush – more on that later!


Medium to large potatoes


Fork


Sewing machine and matching thread
Use a pencil to draw the outline of a stocking. It’s a really simple design so I did mine freehand, but you can also trace an existing stocking.
Cut a potato in quarters and place on kitchen paper to dry. Once they are nice and dry, stick in fork into the rounded back of one of the quarters. The fork just makes it easier to lift the potato after you’ve printed and helps to keep your hands clean.
Now you can start to apply the paint using either the roller or the brush. I started using a roller and then, after a while, switched to a paint brush. I have to be honest, I much prefer the texture of the paint brush! Either way, always test the print on paper first before you commit to fabric. That way you can make sure that you’re happy with the consistency of the paint and that you are able to get a clean and clear print.
Then print away! To prevent a messy print, make sure you wipe the excess paint from the sides of the potato every once in a while.
Once you’re done and it’s all dry, sew the stocking together and add a fabric or ribbon loop for hanging.
Suggested materials:
  • Potato
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Craft Paint
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