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How to Make Harry Potter Stockings out of Paper!

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Create these festive Harry Potter stockings using paper and your cutting machine! They are the perfect box for small gifts, treats and gift cards!Harry Potter stocking treat boxes sit next to bottle brush trees and Harry Potter books.

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Hello! Today is an exciting day! It is both the fifth day of my series “12 Days of Holiday Crafts” and the Harry Potter Christmas edition of Creative Crafts! Harry Potter and Christmas go together so well – both are made extra magical when they come together. Today I am sharing these fun Harry Potter stockings that you can make for your favorite Potter fan this holiday season!

These Harry Potter stockings are lots of fun to make using paper and your cutting machine. This year I wanted to make a sweet gift I could give my friends who love Harry Potter. I found this great stocking cut file in Cricut Design Space and knew I could easily transform it into Harry Potter stockings with the right colored paper. I plan to fill the stockings with small gifts and treats. A box of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans fits perfectly inside as do gift cards! Add tissue paper in house colors to finish off the boxes.

Cute Harry Potter stocking treat boxes lay on a table next to a stack of Harry Potter books.

Below is the tutorial for creating your own Harry Potter stockings! Also, be sure to check out the amazing craft projects being shared this week for the Harry Potter Christmas edition of Creative Crafts. The links are all at the end of this post :) 

Team Creative Crafts Harry Potter Christmas Gryffindor paper stocking treat box. \Ravenclaw paper stocking treat box.

Hufflepuff paper stocking treat box.

Slytherin paper stocking treat box.

How to Make Harry Potter Stockings Using Paper

Choosing the Paper in the House Colors

Turning the Design Space stockings into Harry Potter stockings was simple! I picked out paper in the Hogwarts house colors and added the perfect Harry Potter stickers featuring the house crests. I was able to use Bazzill paper for three of the four boxes.

Bazzill paper is so nice and thick, I love using it for treat boxes. For the Ravenclaw house stocking, I found better color options by using D’ecorations paper. I have listed the papers I used below. 

Infographic showing a Paper Guide to Harry Potter House Colors using Bazzill and Core'dinations paper.

Supplied Needed

Cutting the Paper Stockings

The stocking cut file can be found in Cricut Design Space. It is “Stocking Box” (#MFA9E224). I changed the colors of the boxes in Design Space but kept them the same size. They measure 4.25″ tall and 4.5″ wide once made. Cut the boxes out for each house you are making. Cricut Design Space Stocking Box file used in this project

Harry Potter stocking files in Cricut Design Space.

Pieces cut to make the stocking box lay on a table.

Assemble the Stocking Boxes

To assemble the boxes, start by gently folding along the score lines and then pressing them firmly. 

Blue stocking cardstock folded along fold lines.

Apply double-sided tape to all of the tabs. I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape, which was nice and strong for my thick cardstock. I tried using glue, but it wasn’t strong enough. I also don’t have the patience to hold things in place while the glue dries, so I prefer double-sided tape :) 

Strips of double-sided tape are applied to blue cardstock.

On the long section of the box with “teeth”, I applied the double-sided tape and then cut out the little notches with a small paper scissors.

Double sided tape is applied to tabs and cut into notches.

Start by attaching the curved edges on the front of the box.

Strips of double-sided tape line the top of the stocking box.

Next, attach the front of the box, followed by the back. 

Stocking box almost finished being assembled.

Add the Stocking Band to the Top

To assemble the stocking band, fold along the score lines, then insert the paper loop into the slit on the back of the band. I used a small piece of tape to hold the loop in place.

The top of the stocking box cut from gold paper.

A paper loop is attached to the top of the stocking box.

Attach the band to the top of the stocking. I placed pieces of Scor-tape along the top of the stocking box to help hold the band in place. 

Gold paper is applied to the top of a blue stocking box.

The stocking box is built! 

Decorate the Stocking Box

Add the stocking details like the toe and heel pieces to the box using glue.

Blue and gold paper stocking lays next to a bottle of glue on a table.

Decorate the stocking box with Harry Potter stickers. I placed the large crest sticker on the side of the stocking box and the smaller one on the front along the band. 

Harry Potter-themed stickers applied to a stocking box.

The Harry Potter stocking boxes are finished and they turned out SO cute! They are perfect for gifting small treats, sweets and gift cards! Make someone special all four stockings or just one if you know their house. These also make great decorations for the holidays. I made an extra set just to display on the Harry Potter shelf of my bookcase. 

Cute Harry Potter stocking treat boxes lay on a table next to a stack of Harry Potter books.

Harry Potter paper stocking treat boxes

Harry Potter stocking treat boxes sit next to bottle brush trees and Harry Potter books.

Cute Harry Potter stocking treat boxes lay on a table next to a stack of Harry Potter books.

Looking for more Harry Potter-themed Christmas ideas? Check out the other fun projects my fellow blogging friends are sharing for the Harry Potter Christmas edition of Creative Crafts. There are so many fun ideas! 

Team Creative Crafts Harry Potter Christmas

a Rafflecopter giveaway Happy Crafting! -Kim Check out my Harry Potter crafts page for more fun Harry Potter-themed crafts including these fun Weasley sweater holiday cards.

Harry Potter-themed holiday cards with a Weasley sweater on the front lay next to a pair of black glasses and a broomstick pen.

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