Christmas is the season of joy and happiness. Much of this joy comes from the glorious decorations in the shops, on the streets and in our homes. Part of this decoration is the stocking on the mantel.
Here you will find easy DIY ideas to make your handmade stockings and impress everyone this year!
1. Old Sweater Stockings
Transform your old sweater into a stocking. Add metal house letters and there you have it. See the tutorial here.
2. Burlap Stocking
Use burlap to make a unique stocking this year. See how to pull it off here.
3. No-Sew Stocking
See here how to make a no-sew stocking using cross-stitch aida-cloth. Doesn’t it look beautiful?
4. Chunky Knit Stocking
See the instructions here and make cozy-looking, warm chunky knit stockings for this year. They will surely impress your guests.
5. Animal Theme
If you are artsy, you can follow these instructions and make your cute stockings using only felt, fabric and buttons.
6. Felt Stockings
Felt is a common ingredient in crafts, especially winter-related ones. Here’s how to make your own stockings out of felt with minimum effort.
7. Another Burlap Idea
If you want to go with the burlap trend this year, but are also looking for cute design, here you’ll find stocking ideas for men and women respectively.
8. More Burlap, Please!
Here’s more burlap stocking ideas- they’re super cute, don’t you agree?
9. Seasonal Designs
If you’re not very craftsy and can’t design something beautiful on your stocking, then you can just cut felt with the help of cookie cutters- this way you’ll get all the beautiful trees and jingle bells without much effort. Get the tutorial here.
10. Personalized Polka Dot Stockings
Find out here how to make your own polka dot stockings and add details that will indicate who they’re meant for.
11. Easy Patterned Stockings
Use these printables to make easy patterned stockings and have everyone ask you how you created them.
12. Sea Lover
If you love the sea, the fact that it’s winter won’t stop you from making cute sea-themed stockings like these.
13. Simple And Cute
Felt must be the number one material used during this season for crafts, so here’s another idea for easy yet cute stockings.
14. Repurpose Old Sweaters
Remember we saw how to make stockings out of old sweaters earlier? Here’s another idea of stocking using similar materials.
15. DIY Pins
If you want to impress your family and friends with personalized stockings, you can make these DIY monogram pins and have everyone ask you how you did it.
16. Repurpose Old Jeans
If you have an old pair of jeans and want to repurpose it instead of throwing it away, then why not take a look at this tutorial.
17. Bring On The Felt
Here’s another idea for stockings using felt. These designs are so beautiful and cozy, you can’t ignore them.
18. DIY Stockings
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift, you can make these DIY monogrammed wool felt stockings that your friends will most probably love.
19. Dish Towels
Have you ever looked at your dish towels and thought they would make for great Christmas stockings? If not, you probably should. See the details here.
20. Vintage Stockings
Find out here how to make easy no-sew stockings for your mantel this year.
21. Elegant Stockings
These classy, minimal stockings with the discreet pom-pom trim are just what you need this year if you’re tired of the green and red all around you.
22. Impressive Stockings
These might look difficult to make but they aren’t, actually. Follow the instructions here and impress everyone this year.
23. No-Sew Stocking
If you’re not a fan of sewing, then you can follow this tutorial and make beautiful stockings only using a glue-gun instead of your sewing kit.
24. Fruity Pattern
If you want your stocking to stand out this year, then you can go with the fruit theme. Follow these instructions and make everyone wondering about your watermelon stocking!
Personalize your stockings by adding the initial of each person. It’s easier than you think. See details here.
26. Christmas Flowers
These really look like hard work. But don’t worry, it’s not as much as you think. Take a look here and see for yourself.
27. Reverse Applique
Even though this technique sounds a little complex, it isn’t. It’s really simple and easy to make and you can get the tutorial here.
28. Crochet Stocking
How about learning how to crochet and make warm stockings this year? If you have some free time you can easily master the art of crocheting and then you can do wonders with your stockings!
29. Elf Stockings
Find out here how to make elf-feet stockings for your mantel this year. If you combine them with such beautiful patterns too, you’ll get a unique result!
Follow this detailed tutorial and learn how to build a snowman on your stocking. It’s really cute and everyone will love it!
Make lovely patchwork stockings by employing your strip piecing skills. This is so easy and satisfying that maybe you should give it a try. Dee the details here.
32. Velvet Cuffs And Pom-poms
Find out here how to make these beautiful stockings and even make your custom pom-poms. Don’t they look glorious?
33. Get Stripy
See here how to make stripy stockings that are ideal to decorate your kitchen this year. Simple and easy to make and beautiful to look at.
34. Last-Minute Stocking
Skip the layering, batting and quilting, just cut out the pattern you want and sew it on your stocking. See how to do it here.
35. Glitter Letters
Add a luxurious touch to your stockings, by attaching glitter letters to them. They make the stockings look personalized and unique.
Decorate your stocking with yarn tassel and pom-poms for a fresh and modern result. See how to make it here.
37. Last-Minute Stocking Part II
These only require 10 minutes of your time and the materials you’ll need are very few and inexpensive. Find all the details here.
38. Cactus Stocking
Want to have a unique stocking this year? What more unusual than a cactus stocking? And here’s how to make it.
39. Ruffled Cuff
Find out here how to make cute stockings with ruffled cuffs. They will definitely get many positive comments by your guests.
40. Old-Fashioned Stockings
How about these sweet old-fashioned patchwork stockings? We bet they’ll be the star of the mantel! See how to make them here.