How to decorate stockings

Simple details take Christmas stockings from ordinary to extraordinary.

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H appy December! It’s officially time for all the merriment to begin. Even with all the merriment, I’m a fan of simplicity. I don’t bring out a lot of decorations mostly because I don’t like to put them away at the end of the season. Ha! Does that make me sound like a tired cranky Scrooge? Maybe.

While keeping the decorations simple can give us more time and bring more focus to what matters most, I still believe that adding at least a few special touches to your decor brings extra festivity to this season.

And festivity brings joy to everyone!

What are some key areas of your home where you could add an extra touch of festivity?

How could you take something ordinary and give it an extraordinary look?

Certainly Christmas stockings are one of the focal points in a home this time of year, so let’s start there!

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It doesn’t have to be complicated, but a special detail added to the stockings or creativity in what you hang with them or how you hang them can bring more cheer.

Are you inspired to try something new with your stockings this year? Tell me your ideas! I’d love to hear them.

Stockings this cute means you get twice the presents.

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If you’re in desperate need of updating your Christmas stockings, you’ve come to the right place. You could buy some brand new ones, or try out some creative DIYs—luckily, we have options for both. No matter what your skill level or price range, at least one of these stocking ideas will speak to you and ensure your mantel is expertly dressed up for the holidays. Once you’ve got your stocking, don’t miss out on our favorite gifts to tuck inside!

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This cute Christmas stocking was made from an old pair of fleece pants—upcycling at its finest! Now you know what to do with all of your pajama pants that you don’t use anymore but don’t have the heart to get rid of.

Get the tutorial at DIY Candy.

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Oh, the holiday season is ripe for pun making. Pick your favorite, and throw it on your stocking for everyone to get a kick out of. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!.

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Velvet for Christmas? Santa would approve. These velvet stockings with a pompom perimeter come in gold, teal, and pink. You can buy them with a personalization or use them as major inspo for your own DIY velvet creation.

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These knitted stockings look cozy enough to sleep in–you know, if they were big enough to fit an adult-sized human in. Incorporating forest animals including an owl, fox, deer, or even simply tying a few pompoms to your stocking will give it a snuggly touch.

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Are these flannel stockings not the coziest ones you’ve ever seen? All you need is a roaring fire and you’re set. These are just waiting to be filled with dark chocolate and roasted nuts.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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If you love a good monogram, you can’t miss the opportunity to letter up your stockings. Make them all white for a winter wonderland theme. You can simply use the first letter of your name or go all out with your full initials.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Pick between pinwheels, stripes, faux foliage, or your own embellishments to finish these felt masterpieces off. You can pretty much take it in ant direction you want!

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Oversize knits are always a go-to during winter–whether it’s in sweater or stocking form. It could even double as a warm blanket for a small pet.

BUY NOW Chunky Knit Stocking, $81

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Look, if you miss summer (don’t we all??), you can bring it back with these fruit-inspired stockings. You’ll be able to celebrate the holiday and summer spirit with these.

Get the tutorial at My Poppet Makes.

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The pom-pom trim on these neutral stockings are the smallest detail yet they make all the difference. Pair it with a very subtle stripe pattern, and you’re set.

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Stripes are reminiscent of candy canes, so it only makes sense to incorporate them into your decor. Pro tip: To get your DIY stocking to lay flat, don’t forget to trim the seam allowance along the heel and toe. Removing the excess fabric prevents any bumps or wrinkles.

Get the tutorial at Happy at Home.

Whether it’s a name or a pattern, decorating your stocking with a phrase made out of tinsel immediately looks festive.

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If you have zero sewing skills, decorate your stockings with trim instead. That is, if you don’t mind the mess! All you’ll need is a hot glue gun.

Get the tutorial at Proper.

Burlap is great for so many country-chic crafts — like this stocking, which has a final touch of white eyelet trim.

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Don’t let your generic stocking be the eyesore of your farmhouse-style decor—make these burlap beauties instead.

Get the tutorial at All Parenting.

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If you run out of ideas or don’t fancy most of your options, you can always fall back on classic green and red colors. The pattern? That’s up to you! Try stripes, trees, snowmen, cookies, stars–you name it!

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Spice up your old red and green stockings by getting colorful—wouldn’t these rainbow pompoms look amazing over your fireplace?!

The first thing kids and big kids alike go for on Christmas morning, are the stockings. If you’d like to do something different with plain dollar store Christmas stockings, try these ideas, which are suitable for older kids and adults.

It won’t take a lot of your precious time this holiday season, to create totally unique Christmas stockings for the entire family.

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Let it snow! The three-dimensional fabric snowflakes in the middle are held in place with craft glue. The snowflake confetti is also glued on.

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Glue a row of 2 ½ inch wooden shapes, down the middle of the stocking. A row of smaller wooden shapes, evenly spaced, also looks great.

How to decorate stockings

Three buttons, a strip of black craft felt and four small strips of thin gold ribbon are all you need to turn a stocking into a facsimile of Santa’s suit. You can sew the buttons on, if you have the time but I opted to glue them on. The belt and buckle pieces are held on with craft glue also.

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This Christmas stocking is decidedly feminine and, just like the others, super easy to make. All you need is a package of 3-D poinsettia stickers and a length of silver ribbon. Cut the ribbon to the appropriate length for the stocking you’re decorating and turn about a quarter inch of the bottom edge under to prevent fraying.

Use craft glue to secure the ribbon to the stocking. With the top edge tucked under the cuff, apply the ribbon to the middle of the stocking.

Space the stickers about two inches apart down the middle of the ribbon, leaving about the same amount of space bare at the bottom of the ribbon as there is at the top.

Finish with a line of stickers across the cuff. Add a drop of glue to the back of each sticker to ensure proper adhesion to the fabric.

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

Christmas will be here soon and before we know it we will be packing up Halloween decorations and breaking out the Christmas boxes! If you want to add a personal touch to your mantel this year with personalized stockings, I’ve got 19 great ideas for you to use!

“I am going to make our own stockings this year, but I want to be able to personalize them with our names. I don’t have an embroidery machine. What are some ways I could do this?” – Kara

19 Ways to Personalize a Stocking

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  1. “I make new stockings for my family each year. Last year I used different silk brocade for each and since they were quite elegant I wanted something simple so I just painted a script-style first initial wooden letter gold and attached it to the loop used to hang them.” – Patti W.

How to decorate stockings

2. “You can get a stencil with the size letters that you want. Using the stencil you can fill in the letters with fabric paint. If you do this, take your time and let each letter dry before you move on. You can also use the stencil and a erasable fabric pen to trace the letters for appliqué. If you use felt or something that doesn’t fray for the appliqué it will be easier. If you want to use a nice satin for the appliqué letters, to prevent the letters from fraying while you work with them, iron your fabric to heat n bond first. That will kind of seal the edges down and make it easier to work with. Then trace the letters, cut them out, iron in place and then use a blanket stitch by hand or satin stitch the edges using your machine. Patience is the key. Give yourself plenty of time as this will be a lot of work. When you are finished you will be so please with the heirlooms you create. I would sample the different methods on the different fabric types and see what provides the look you are going for. Personally I would use satin for initials with the machine satin stitch for an elegant look. Good luck!” – Andrea T

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Personalized Stockings by SewSara

3. “I think a picture of each person attached with a rafia bow would be unique.” – Dottie O.

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4. “The first time I did this I bought premade letters at walmart (looked like for school jackets) and embroidery thread and hand sewn around the letter… gave it a handmade look without as much error but was super easy!” – Amandalynn S.

5. “I’m making ours and buying a metal initial for each person to tie to it. I’ve seen them at hobby lobby if you have one near by.” – Shanna M.

6. “I cross stitched mine. It is a lot of work but well worth it.” – Christy H.

7. “I sewed in a strip of cross stitch fabric that I had put their names on with floss thread. I also added a small symbol of what they liked to do for fun.” – Debra P.

8. “We used flocked iron on letters. Looks great!!” – Kristen W.

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Personalized Stockings by Cottage Instincts

9. “My Mom used to write in glue and sprinkle with glitter. They were beautiful. I’m sure there are easier ways. You can embroider using a regular machine.” Rose R.

10. “My sister and I made stockings and we used Aida Cloth (counted Cross stitch) we picked something that meant something to the person and cross stitched it with their names they are beautiful.” – Sandra E.

11. “Felt or use an Iron on Transfer pencil! I just bought some iron on trasfer pencils last night, you draw or trace the design you like on paper then iron it onto your fabric then you can paint or sew useing it as a guide! I havnt used mine yet but im pretty excited about it!” – Jen M.

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12. “Chain stitch the name with wool on the turndown.” – Preeth P.

13. “Use heat and bond on the backside of the name fabric. Then cut out the letters and iron them on. Then zig zag stitch for added security.” – Ashley A.

14. “Cut the names out of freezer paper, iron it on the fabric. Use fabric paint to fill in. Once it’s dry, pull off the freezer paper.” – Amy H.

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15. “I did first initials with small buttons. Turned out cute.” – Breanna J.

16. “I made felt stockings for our family and cut names out of felt and glued them on with tacky glue.” – Caroline N.

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Personalized Stockings by Craftiness Not Optional

17. “Write their name on tissue paper and hand stitch over it. The tissue paper pulls away. That’s how I did both of my kids’ stockings.” – Stephanie E.

18. “Stitching, glitter glue or use old clothing, cut out the names and sew it on the stockings” – Diana Z.

19. “Glitter glue is easy to script with and makes a nice showing of a name if you use a color that stands out beautifully against its background.” – Erin L.

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What is your favorite way to personalize your Christmas stockings? Have a crafting question? Post it on our Facebook page and get answers!

Christmas is just two weeks away, so now is a great time to get decorating your home, if you haven’t started already. A fun, traditional element of Christmas decorating is hanging up stockings over the fireplace, ready for Santa Claus to place some treats on Christmas Eve.

But this year, why not learn to make your own Christmas stockings?

Designing and creating your own Christmas stocking is the ideal way to add some personality to your Christmas decorations. Plus, a personalized stocking—perhaps filled with treats—would make for a great Christmas gift.

Additionally, once you’ve learned how to make a stocking, you’ll be able to incorporate the design into the rest of your Christmas decorations—think mini stocking tree ornaments or a garland made from little Christmas stockings.

Not only will these projects bring some festive flair into your home, but they could be a great way to use up any leftover fabric from your main Christmas stocking project.

How to Make Christmas Stockings

First of all, to make your own Christmas stockings, you will need to gather your materials. Michaels has plenty of festive fabric to choose from this blue glitter cotton with Christmas trees to this berries and bells red glitter fabric, both for $12.99 a yard.

Next, you will need a Christmas stocking pattern. There are plenty to choose from online, including this Happy Hexie stocking pattern from Love Sewing magazine, which is free to download once you have signed up. Happiest Camper also has a downloadable stocking pattern, as does The Spruce Craft, though its pattern is for a fleece stocking.

A Christmas stocking is a fairly straightforward project to sew as it only uses two pieces of fabric, or a couple more if you choose to make a lining. More ambitious sewers can also choose to sew a cuff, but this is also pretty simple if you’re an experienced sewer.

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Take your two sides of patterned fabric and place them right sides together. Then, pin the stocking pattern to the fabric and cut around it. With the pieces of fabric still right sides together, sew around the edge, leaving enough space for a seam, and leave the top open.

Simply turn the stocking inside out and you have your basic shape. Sew along the edges at the top to neaten it up if you’re not making a cuff.

Cut out a strip of fabric long enough for the loop. Fold it lengthways with the right side together and sew down the edge, before turning it inside out, joining the ends together, and sewing it to the top of the stocking. And there you have it!

If you want to involve children in this project, there are plenty of kid-friendly alternatives that they can get stuck into as you make your own stocking. How about this Snowman Christmas Stocking idea from Michaels? It’s ideal for children aged six and over and only takes around 30 minutes.

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Top Decoration Tips

Now you know how to make stockings, you may be wondering how to decorate with them.

First of all, why not make sure the stockings match the color scheme of your holiday decor? This will ensure that the Christmas stockings look much more cohesive next to the tree.

The most traditional way to display stockings is by hanging them up above the fireplace. Alternatively, you could tie them to the stairs, or hang them on bedroom doors.

If the stockings you have made are small enough, you could hang them from the Christmas tree. Or, make as many small stockings as you can, and sew them together to create a garland that can be hung up on your walls.

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When the holidays come around it always seems like mom gets left out. While mom’s busy making Christmas magical for everyone else, why not do something nice for her? If you need some inspiration, try these stocking stuffer ideas for moms so she has some extra gifts to unwrap Christmas morning.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Moms

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Moms rarely make a fuss around the holidays, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like having gifts under the Christmas tree. Especially if she’s the only one who doesn’t have a stocking full of goodies!

Here’s some great stocking stuffer ideas for moms that you can use to inspire your shopping.

Travel Mug

Whether it’s for her daily commute or just to keep the coffee warm while tending to the kids at home, moms always find uses for travel mugs. Psst, they’re also great for keeping mixed drinks cold in the summertime too.

Make Up Sponges

If mom likes to wear make up than updates to her existing stash is always welcome. If you’re not sure what to buy, make up sponges like these are always appreciated.

The Golden Girls Mad Libs

I think that fun gifts are some of the best stocking stuffer ideas for moms. Little activates that mom can do, like this Golden Girls Mad Libs, are a great way to make her Christmas morning even more merry and bright.

Waterproof Fitness Watch

Fitness watches come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and price ranges. From the Apple Watch to the Fitbit, there’s a few popular brands that seem to dominate the landscape. I chose this one because it’s both stylish and loaded with features she’ll actually use.

Essential Oil Set

If she already has a diffuser than this is a no brainer stocking stuffer idea for moms. Just make sure you get whatever brand she already uses! Even for those who don’t diffuse, essential oils can be added to homemade cleaners and other homemade products too.

Ring Light

These are super handy to have around the house, especially with so many more people needing to be well lit for online videos. Moms can use it for video calls, making Tiktok and Youtube videos, or photography.

Comfy or Novelty Socks

My mom asks for socks every single year for Christmas. I swear it’s the only time she ever gets new ones! Whether your mom’s like mine and you want to get her some good quality, everyday socks or you found the perfect novelty pair that mom will love, socks are almost always a hit in stockings.

Good Quality Chocolates

Snacks are a must when it comes to stocking stuffer ideas! Instead of buying cheap treats, though, add in mom’s favourite snacks or some good quality confectionary that you know she’ll love.

Daily Calendar

Depending on the size of your stocking daily calendars are usually small enough to fit into stockings. With a gift like this, mom will be thinking of you every day all year long.

Hand Cream

Winter is usually a time of dry weather, which also means dry hands. Especially if mom has to wash them frequently, uses hand sanitizer regularly, or suffers from eczema. Some nice hand cream can go a long way, and it make a great stocking stuffer too.

Warm Winter Gloves

You’ve gotta have your mittens for winter! They make amazing stocking stuffers because it’s nice to have an extra pair, and they’re practical too. Opt for something soft, good quality, and stylish.

Clever Fox Password Book

I’m not kidding when I say that I might get this for my own mom for Christmas. It’s a tabbed notebook that organizes passwords. If you don’t want to put the actual pass, you can add a hint instead.

Mini Succulents

These are all the rage right now and the perfect size to make great stocking stuffers. They’re usually solid (the bedding doesn’t come out) so you don’t need to worry about making a mess.

Mom Truths Party Game

This is a party card game in a similar style to Cards Against Humanity. The cards are raw and uncensored so mom can plan a hilarious get together with her friends.

Back Scratcher

Mom is always scratching everyone’s back (figuratively) so why not scratch hers (literally)? Back scratchers are a nice to have, practical stocking stuffer idea.

Wireless Headphones

Very useful for a morning run, workplace audiobook, or drowning out whining toddlers.

Colourful Pens

If your house is like mine then it’s probably true that you can never find a pen when you need one. Get mom a set of her own – preferably great quality and fun colours.

Jewelry

Jewelry is one of those classic stocking stuffer ideas for moms – but you can definitely give it a more modern twist. Instead of getting thoughtless jewelry make sure it’s something she’ll actually wear and love.

Clip on Book Light

Don’t let darkness stop her from reading her book! A clip on book light is super hand if mom likes to read traditional books or on an eReader that doesn’t have a backlight.

Scarf

Since Christmas falls at the start of winter what better time than to give mom a scarf? You can get so many types so choose one you think she’ll like. The most common are fashion scarves, fleece, and wool.

Hair Accessories

Having new stuff for your hair is nice, but it’s not always a priority for moms to get themselves accessories. Help her out by getting something you think she’ll like or a collection of trendy styles like this pack.

Tarot Set

Although this might seem a bit niche I’m continually amazed at how many women are interested in Tarot cards. If this seems like something the mom you’re shopping for might like, a beginner set like this one comes with instructions to get started.

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

Christmas will be here soon and before we know it we will be packing up Halloween decorations and breaking out the Christmas boxes! If you want to add a personal touch to your mantel this year with personalized stockings, I’ve got 19 great ideas for you to use!

“I am going to make our own stockings this year, but I want to be able to personalize them with our names. I don’t have an embroidery machine. What are some ways I could do this?” – Kara

19 Ways to Personalize a Stocking

How to decorate stockings

Striped Christmas Stocking Tutorial, Ruffled Mini Christmas Tree Tutorial, Christmas Rag Garland tutorial>

  1. “I make new stockings for my family each year. Last year I used different silk brocade for each and since they were quite elegant I wanted something simple so I just painted a script-style first initial wooden letter gold and attached it to the loop used to hang them.” – Patti W.

How to decorate stockings

2. “You can get a stencil with the size letters that you want. Using the stencil you can fill in the letters with fabric paint. If you do this, take your time and let each letter dry before you move on. You can also use the stencil and a erasable fabric pen to trace the letters for appliqué. If you use felt or something that doesn’t fray for the appliqué it will be easier. If you want to use a nice satin for the appliqué letters, to prevent the letters from fraying while you work with them, iron your fabric to heat n bond first. That will kind of seal the edges down and make it easier to work with. Then trace the letters, cut them out, iron in place and then use a blanket stitch by hand or satin stitch the edges using your machine. Patience is the key. Give yourself plenty of time as this will be a lot of work. When you are finished you will be so please with the heirlooms you create. I would sample the different methods on the different fabric types and see what provides the look you are going for. Personally I would use satin for initials with the machine satin stitch for an elegant look. Good luck!” – Andrea T

How to decorate stockings
Personalized Stockings by SewSara

3. “I think a picture of each person attached with a rafia bow would be unique.” – Dottie O.

More Ways to Personalize a Stocking

4. “The first time I did this I bought premade letters at walmart (looked like for school jackets) and embroidery thread and hand sewn around the letter… gave it a handmade look without as much error but was super easy!” – Amandalynn S.

5. “I’m making ours and buying a metal initial for each person to tie to it. I’ve seen them at hobby lobby if you have one near by.” – Shanna M.

6. “I cross stitched mine. It is a lot of work but well worth it.” – Christy H.

7. “I sewed in a strip of cross stitch fabric that I had put their names on with floss thread. I also added a small symbol of what they liked to do for fun.” – Debra P.

8. “We used flocked iron on letters. Looks great!!” – Kristen W.

How to decorate stockings
Personalized Stockings by Cottage Instincts

9. “My Mom used to write in glue and sprinkle with glitter. They were beautiful. I’m sure there are easier ways. You can embroider using a regular machine.” Rose R.

10. “My sister and I made stockings and we used Aida Cloth (counted Cross stitch) we picked something that meant something to the person and cross stitched it with their names they are beautiful.” – Sandra E.

11. “Felt or use an Iron on Transfer pencil! I just bought some iron on trasfer pencils last night, you draw or trace the design you like on paper then iron it onto your fabric then you can paint or sew useing it as a guide! I havnt used mine yet but im pretty excited about it!” – Jen M.

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12. “Chain stitch the name with wool on the turndown.” – Preeth P.

13. “Use heat and bond on the backside of the name fabric. Then cut out the letters and iron them on. Then zig zag stitch for added security.” – Ashley A.

14. “Cut the names out of freezer paper, iron it on the fabric. Use fabric paint to fill in. Once it’s dry, pull off the freezer paper.” – Amy H.

More Ways to Personalize a Stocking

15. “I did first initials with small buttons. Turned out cute.” – Breanna J.

16. “I made felt stockings for our family and cut names out of felt and glued them on with tacky glue.” – Caroline N.

How to decorate stockings
Personalized Stockings by Craftiness Not Optional

17. “Write their name on tissue paper and hand stitch over it. The tissue paper pulls away. That’s how I did both of my kids’ stockings.” – Stephanie E.

18. “Stitching, glitter glue or use old clothing, cut out the names and sew it on the stockings” – Diana Z.

19. “Glitter glue is easy to script with and makes a nice showing of a name if you use a color that stands out beautifully against its background.” – Erin L.

How to decorate stockings

What is your favorite way to personalize your Christmas stockings? Have a crafting question? Post it on our Facebook page and get answers!

How to decorate stockings

1 Print out the template.

If you want a pattern for drawing your Christmas stocking, print out any of these Christmas stocking templates on A4 or Letter size paper. Cut out the pattern.

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2 Prepare the construction paper.

Prepare a sheet of construction paper that is at least twice the width of the stocking pattern and must at least be as tall as the stocking pattern’s height. Below are the recommended paper sizes:

  • Medium-sized or large stocking – 12″ x 18″ construction paper
  • Small stocking – 9″ x 12″ construction paper or A4/ Letter size cardstock

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3 Fold in half.

Fold the construction paper in half.

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4 Make a stocking outline.

Align the stocking pattern’s straight edge with the construction paper’s folded side. Trace the outline of the pattern onto the construction paper.

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5 Cut out the stocking.

Remove the stocking pattern and set it aside.

While keeping your construction paper folded, cut out the stocking shape.

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6 Apply glue.

Unfold the stocking. Apply glue along the edges of the stocking except on the top edge.

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7 Fold and press at the edges.

Fold the stocking again. Press along the edges of the stocking to glue the seams in place.

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8 Decorate the stocking.

Decorate your stocking. You can cut out images from old Christmas greeting cards or gift wrap paper, draw your own Christmas images, or cut out basic shapes (e.g. triangles, rectangles, circles) and put them together into a Christmas picture like I did. We also have these Christmas printables that you can use.

Accent your Christmas picture with sequins, glitter glue, buttons, ribbons, stickers, washi tape, and lots of fun notions.

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9 Create a handle.

Punch a hole on the top corner of your stocking and loop a string or ribbon around the hole to make a handle.

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10 Use your Christmas stocking.

Hang up your paper stocking. Have fun!

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Create a striped stocking.

Create a striped Christmas stocking by cutting out strips of colored paper and gluing them across the length of the stocking. You can also make stripes by putting colored masking tape or washi tape.

Stringing a jingle bell through the loop of string or ribbon is also a nice holiday touch.

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Try this craft idea for young ones.

An easy and fun way to decorate your paper stocking is to glue big buttons, pompoms, bows or foam shapes. These can be placed randomly and still look cute! Stickers are always fun to put and they look great too.