Stockings Hung With Care

Stockings Hung With Care craft

This miniature fireplace with stockings is perfect to personalize as a decoration or to give as a unique gift.

  • 1.

    Choose a small, square cardboard box. Cut away part of the lid to make a fireplace armature. Glue the lid on the box if needed. Flatten Crayola Model Magic® compound to cover the inside of the fireplace. Flattening Model Magic between vinyl sheets will give you a smoother look. Fresh Model Magic compound sticks to itself and most other surfaces.

  • 2.

    Roll red Model Magic layers. Press them on the back, sides, and front of the fireplace, wrapping the compound around inside the front opening. Use a ruler edge or other modeling tool to press long horizontal brick lines into the Model Magic. Then press small vertical lines into the red to define the bricks.

  • 3.

    Cut a cardboard rectangle large enough to use as a base for the fireplace. Cover it with a Model Magic layer. Use the ruler to press vertical and horizontal lines into the gray to create blocks. Press the fireplace on the base.

  • 4.

    Create a White Model Magic mantle for the fireplace. Use your imagination to decorate the top of the mantle with tiny replicas of candles, greens, or other items.

  • 5.

    Create Model Magic stockings with white cuffs to attach to the front of the fireplace. If Santa’s already visited, add small gifts inside the stockings. Air-dry your sculpture. Model Magic compound dries to the touch overnight and is completely dry in 2 to 3 days.

  • 6.

    Personalize the stockings by adding names with a Crayola Marker. Embellish the scene with Crayola Glitter Glue. Air-dry your ornament or mantle decoration before you display it!