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Creative DIY Christmas Stocking Ideas

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."

As the Christmas classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" details, hanging stockings above the fireplace is a family holiday tradition. An essential part of Christmas decor, stockings are add a personalized touch to the most wonderful time of the year.

While store-bought stockings are nice, there's something even more special about knowing you created your Christmas stocking yourself. So take a look at these gorgeous DIY holiday stockings as inspiration for your family's festivities. Some are glamorous, others are more kid-friendly, but they all bring a touch of personalization and holiday spirit to Christmas decor. 

  • Weaved Burlap Stockings

    Add some rustic appeal to your Christmas with these DIY Weaved Burlap Stockings found on Cherished Bliss. These stockings are perfect for a country-inspired Christmas and will beautifully match your other Christmas décor.

  • White Christmas Stockings

    Create these snow-inspired Christmas stockings found on Family Holiday to celebrate a wonderfully white Christmas! Glitter stars, buttons and trim add a simple and sweet touch to these stockings that can easily be personalized with your own favorite trimmings and names.

  • Felt Stockings

    Create these simply beautiful Christmas stockings found on Family Holiday using felt and basic hand sewing. Add pom-poms for festive trim or to create holly berries and use fabric paint to add some wintery designs to your stockings. This is a perfect craft to introduce kids to sewing or crafting during the Christmas season!

  • Holly and Pinecones Stockings

    Decorate basic Christmas stockings with faux holly and pine cones to create these beautiful DIY Christmas stockings found on Family Holiday. These stockings are simple to decorate and are so wonderfully festive for the Christmas season!

  • Silhouette Stockings

    Create Christmas stockings featuring the silhouette of each family member or friends like these seen on Vintage Junky! This is a wonderful way to personalize a basic stocking and the use of a silhouette makes it easier for Santa to know which stocking is which!

  • Christmas Sweater Stockings

    Make use of one of those Christmas sweaters you have lying around by recycling it into a beautiful Christmas stocking like this one found on I Think I Might Be a Grown Up! This is a perfect way to get use out of a sweater you otherwise may leave unworn in a drawer and it results in a wintery and cozy looking craft!

  • Character Stockings

    Incorporate your favorite characters into a Christmas stocking like this adorable one found on Sew Sweetness! Use fabric that features beloved characters or decorate your favorite fabric with fabric paint or even small toys!

  • Pet Stockings

    Get your pets into the Christmas spirit with their own special DIY stockings, like these found on Etsy! Feature your pet’s favorite toy, snack or their paw print on their stocking to be filled with their favorite treat on Christmas Eve!

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