How to Make a Christmas Stocking for your Dog

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

We are delighted to be taking part in a Christmas Stocking making project.Our challenge is to come up with a fabulous design using some basic craft materials. Since the kids are always disappointed that we don’t get the pets any presents for Christmas, we decided to make a stocking and some home-made dog biscuits for our lovely Labrador Sophie.

We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

How to Make a Christmas Stocking for your dog

To make our Christmas stocking we used:

  • Open weave Jute
  • Iron on lining fabric
  • Pieces of Felt
  • Ribbon
We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

We started by finding a Labrador image to use as a template, and cut it, and some bone shapes out of some black and white felt. We also cut a piece to trim our stocking and paired it with a pretty length of lace ribbon.

We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

The Jute we chose has a beautiful open weave, so we used an iron-on lining fabric to stabilise it. This should minimise it fraying and losing its shape, once cut. We marked out our stocking shapes (making sure they were mirror images), and cut them out.

We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

Before sewing the two stocking pieces together, we checked how all our embellishments looked, and positioned them where we wanted them all to be.

We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

Once happy with our arrangement we sewed all the felt pieces onto our stocking by hand. Then machine sewed our two stocking sides together with the lining facing out so that we would get a neat finish when we turned out stocking the right way around.

How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

Once we finished our stocking, it was time to fill it. We decided we would make some lovely homemade dog biscuits to stuff inside. We used.

  • 3 cups Oats
  • 2 ripe Bananas
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

We ground the oats in our spice mill and combined them with the mashed bananas and peanut butter into biscuit dough. We rolled it out and cut out bone shapes. We wanted our biscuits to be hard and crunchy, so we gave them ten mins at about 180 C and then reduced the heat down to about 130 C and gave them another 30 minutes.

We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

We had lots of fun designing and making our Christmas dog stocking. Sophie appears delighted to have one of her own finally and seems determined not to take her eyes off it!

For more Christmas craft inspiration check out our wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree and Colourful, Recycled Gift Bows.

We show you how to make a cute Christmas Stocking for your dog stuffed full of home-made dog biscuits.

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10 comments

Evelyn M. Coleman May 5, 2018 - 4:35 am

Sophie is such a beauty. And the stocking looks absolutely so pretty and I am sure Sophie loved the stocking and the dog biscuits you gave her. The recipe seems to be delicious. Hope you keep posting more.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders May 25, 2018 - 5:50 pm

Thanks for your kind comments Evelyn 🙂

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Anna Nicamhlaigh January 11, 2017 - 8:37 pm

Well she must have really loved it…lol Mine gets belly ache from bananas, says what is that? I’m not eating it! to peanut butter. But he gets his own home made treats. Free from wheat and dairy (along with a few other things that upset the tum) He gets a tuna flatbread, chopped up and frozen, then defrosted as needed. Vegan cheese biscuits, and I blitz mince and cooked rice and bake in the oven. Also freeze and defrost as needed.
This Christmas I made the effort to treat him, as I found out he steals your presents from under the tree (just as well he’s a midget). I made him a new tweed harness and wrapped one of the mice treats, so 2 presents under the tree in the morning for him. He was straight for the treat and ripped the paper off, when he’d eaten that he went for the new harness and opened that….lol no help allowed.

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Anna Nicamhlaigh January 11, 2017 - 9:28 pm

Forgot to say make sure that your peanut butter does not contain XYLITOL as it is toxic to dogs.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders January 13, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Thanks Anna, that’s great advice x

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Sarah - Craft Invaders January 13, 2017 - 12:23 pm

lol he sounds such a clever little dog. Ours did love her biscuits although it has to be said being a Labrador she’ll eat just about anything, tuna flatbread sounds amazing – I’d eat that!

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Michelle December 19, 2016 - 4:14 pm

Sophie is going to love you and the kids forever Sarah. Such a lovely idea for one of the most special fur-people in the family. I’ve made doggie biscuits once or twenty times – our fur babies don’t mind if I get it wrong so it’s the only cookies I can make – but I’ve never added banana to the mix. I’m going to give it a try. Thank you 😉

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Sarah - Craft Invaders December 19, 2016 - 4:43 pm

She is definitely fond of anyone with food lol. Apparently dogs love bananas which I never knew – in the recipe it helps bind it all together and we often seem to have one lurking which is past its best so its a win win 🙂

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Carmine December 19, 2016 - 1:25 am

Cute puppy. Can’t wait to make this for my little guy.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders December 19, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Thanks Carmine, it was such fun to make and the dog is delighted with her homemade biscuits 🙂

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