Make your mantel beautiful by decorating it with a set of these amazing DIY Christmas stockings! These 35+ ideas are so festive.
We talked about ways to make a Christmas tree skirt, and now I’m ready to dive into another fun holiday decor staple: DIY Christmas stockings! I have very fond memories of hanging up stockings when I was little.
It was always my job to do it, and our grandmother had given us knitted stockings with all of our names on them (so they were very special). Given that I had four younger brothers and thought that the way to get more stuff in your stocking was to have the biggest one, I got creative each year.
I spent a lot of time stretching my knitted stocking. If you look at old pictures, you can see each year that the toe got a little longer . . . and longer . . and dangled down below the others. Hilarious!
Now that I’m older, it’s time to make my own stockings. I put together a collection of over 35 DIY Christmas stockings that inspired me.
You can bet that mine will be the biggest one of any that I make . . . I haven’t given up on the idea that you get more if your stocking is bigger. Scroll down to see the projects I found!
DIY Christmas Stockings
Looking for a DIY holiday project? Why not try one of these DIY Christmas stockings? There is something for everyone: no-sew, upcycle, wood, and even ones for pets!
If you love mid-century as much as I do, this inspired stocking will be right up your alley. The classic Christmas stocking shape gets a modern twist with a 1950s color palette and lots of modern geometric shapes.
When Michelle needed to replace her worn out felt 90s, stockings (you know, the red ones), she put these beautiful and simple stockings together pretty quickly. I like how she added the initials hanging from a button. Great idea!
Using felt is a pretty (and inexpensive) way to make simple stockings. These embellished booties with blanket-stitched edges are just begging to be filled by Santa. Among the chic yet simple felt flourishes: pinwheels, faux foliage, stripes, and more.
I really like that this blogger used different fabrics for each stocking. Each family member could pick out their own fabric! It works well on a mantel as long as the patterns coordinate (but hey, they don't have to!).
Johnnie created these cute stockings out of tea towels! If you are looking for a quick, easy, inexpensive sewing machine project for your stockings this year, these are perfect. You can also use a drop cloth.