There are so many easy and creative ways to make DIY Christmas Stockings! Get ideas on how to make homemade stockings with common crafting items.
Christmas stockings hanging from the fireplace mantle is a Christmas tradition in many homes. You can buy quite expensive stockings with pretty much any design you like these days.
Fortunately, there’s no need to go out and spend ridiculous sums of money on fancy Christmas stockings when you can learn how make your own DIY Christmas stockings!
Here are four ideas for making affordable DIY Christmas stockings that look more expensive than they are!
Have a couple of kids’ sweaters lying around? Or maybe you have a few that have holes in them that you don’t want to donate, but also can’t wear?
Try turning them into stockings that look great on your mantle. All you need is the sweater (or a few), needle and thread.
If you have a cheap $1 stocking, that can serve as a pattern. Simply cut the shape of a stocking twice on the sweater and sew the pieces together, leaving the top open.
You can leave them plain or adorn them as you see fit like these ones with fur trim. There are plenty of other ideas for dressing up your stockings below!
Dollar Store Stockings and Ribbon
Buy a plain $1 red stocking at any retail outlet, then get two spools of decorative ribbon in any style you like, a spool of plain ribbon in your favorite color and fabric paint to adorn the stocking.
Glue the ribbon around the top of the stocking, where the white meets the red on the stocking. Make a bow from the solid colored ribbon and glue it in the center of the decorative ribbon. Monogram each stocking with the fabric paint on the white above the ribbon.
This whole project costs less than $2 a stocking.
Dressed Up Felt Stockings
Felt is cheap, easy to work with and lightweight. Make a stocking out of two pieces of felt cut in the shape of stockings (or use a cheap dollar store stocking like in the tutorial above) and decorate it any way you want.
You can find Christmas felt pieces shaped like holly leaves, snowflakes, letters and just about anything else you can dream up to decorate the stockings to create a vintage look.
Glitter Letters Stocking
Have a couple of plain stockings you’re looking to revamp? Try a glitter letter for each person in your family.
These can be purchased for around $1 each at craft stores and you can attach them with coordinating ribbon to any plain stocking you already have for an upscale appearance.
You can even use them to personalize your family’s stockings with everyone’s names!
Tips for Making DIY Christmas Stockings
- Rustic is in, so the more homemade it looks, the more expensive and appealing it will appear to people.
- Christmas has transcended greens, reds, blues and whites to purples, oranges, yellows and more. Have fun with color to create an impact.
- 3-D pieces on stockings (like the glitter letters, cardboard presents, or tiny trinkets) give them a lush appearance.
You can make homemade Christmas stockings from so many different materials! Take a look at what you have in your closet and craft storage and see what unique ideas you can come up with!