Now that the weather is colder and Halloween has come and gone, we’ll fully admit that our minds have gone straight to Christmas! That’s why we’re already on the lookout for super fun Christmas crafts we can do between now and the big day, since getting creative for the season is part of how we celebrate the festivities. This year, we’ve decided that our whole family’s stockings could use replacing and, since we’d much rather make them than buy them, we’ve been scouring the Internet in search of inspiration.
Are you feeling just as interested as we are, if not more, in the idea of making your own DIY Christmas stockings? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. DIY pastel, pom poms, and late stockings
Do you adore the idea of making a Christmas stocking but you’re also the kind of person who doesn’t feel the need to stick to traditional Christmas colour schemes in your holiday decor? Well, instead of working exclusively with green and red, perhaps you’d get along a little better with this lovely pastel coloured stocking outlined step by simple step on One O!
2. Branch slice and wood bead Christmas stocking
Perhaps you’ve actually got some Christmas stockings you don’t mind using again this year but you’re still convinced you’d enjoy them a little more if you at least change some aspect of them up a little? Well, if slightly rustic and wooden details are what will suit your space best, then we think you simply must take a look at the way Our Crafty Mom made these little monogram trinket embellishments for each family member out of a branch slice and some wooden beads.
3. Lined Christmas stocking with a knit cuff and trinket with pom poms and bells
Are you totally interested in adding some kind of cute trinket to your stockings because you love how whimsical they look but you’d actually prefer to make the stocking itself from scratch as well? Then we’d be willing to bet that you might get along a little better with something like this lined DIY stocking with a knit fabric cuff and colourful yarn pom pom embellishment. Lovely Indeed has all the details you’ll need to make your own!
4. DIY pom poms stocking
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making stockings that involve yarn pom poms but you’re so in love with them that you can’t help thinking that the previous design doesn’t have quite enough pom poms for you? Then you just might be the perfect person to give this fully pom pom clad stocking featured in detail on A Beautiful Mess a try!
5. Hexagon crochet Christmas stocking
Just in case we’ve piqued your attention quite well with all this talk of stockings made using yarn crafting techniques but your tool of choice in that wheelhouse has always been a crochet hook, here’s an awesome idea that you might appreciate a little more! This tutorial and pattern from My Poppet shows you how to make a full stocking out of colourful crocheted hexagons sewing together like classic granny squares.
6. Upcycled knit sweater stocking with monograms and button embellishments
Like us, are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who loves using just about any craft you make as an opportunity for upcycling? Well, if you also love monograms just as much, then this next design really has essentially everything you’re looking for. Johanna Rundel walks you through the steps for making these name and button embellished knit stockings from old sweaters.
7. Fair Isle patterned leather stocking
Have you always been a huge fan of the classic Fair Isle patterns you see in knitting but you’re not actually a yarn crafter? Well, if you’re looking for a unique alternative then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how simply Jojotastic lines out the steps for making this Fair Isle etched stocking from leather instead! We love its detail and old fashioned vibe.
8. Simple linen and leather Christmas stocking
Just in case you’re totally interested in the idea of incorporating a little bit of leather into your stocking design but you’d rather not use it to make the entire thing, here’s a slightly easier design that still has a bit of leather detail for you. Take a better look at the tutorial featured on Always Rooney to see how they made these ones from leather and linen.
9. Burlap Christmas stocking
When we started talking about old fashioned looking stockings, did your mind actually go straight to designs that look a little more rustic? Well, especially if you’re a fan of gingerbread cookies and houses, then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Craft Passion made these stockings from burlap that have some trim at the toes and heels to resemble the icing on gingerbread treats.
10. Rose gold sequin stockings
Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making beautiful stockings in non-traditional holiday colours, especially in the light shades and pastels range, but you’re just not sure the previous lacy design had quite enough outright sparkle for your usual tastes? Then we’re convinced these lovely rose gold sequinned stockings outlined in fantastic detail on Dainty Dress Diaries will be a little more up your alley!
11. Visible stitch and felted ball Christmas stocking
Just in case you’re still thinking about how much you love colours and stitching based projects but none of the things we’ve shown you so far have quite grabbed your attention, here’s another simple but wonderful idea for your consideration! Check out the tutorial on Tell Love and Party to see how these visible stitch and felted ball stockings were made, step by step.
12. Cute personalized dog Christmas stocking
In our house, the furry members of the family are just as important and deserving of celebration as everyone else! That’s why each of our pets has a stocking every year as well, and we feel no shame about being those crazy animal people. Just in case your dog could use a new stocking this year too, here’s an adorable burlap dog paw tutorial courtesy of Pillar Box Blue.
13. Mermaid sequin monogram stockings
Are you feeling torn somewhere between the concept of making a monogram themed stocking and the idea of making something that sparkles like the rose gold sequins you saw earlier? Well, who ever said you have to choose? Instead, check out how Tikkido made these lovely mermaid inspired stockings with each person’s initials. They’re very simple indeed to pull off!
14. Cuffed velour Christmas stocking
Are you actually the kind of person who likes to keep things quite simple indeed as far as style is concerned, but you also like working with fabrics that feel soft and luxurious? In that case, we think you’ll really enjoy the way Mary Martha Mama created these simple, classic looking stockings using velour, giving you tips and tricks for working with that texture specifically.
15. DIY mixed-print faux fur stockings
Perhaps you’re the kind of sewing enthusiast who always keeps your scraps and has a wonderfully rich stash of spare ends as a result? Well, if you can find any faux fur in there when you dig through it, then you have the essentials for what you need to make these mixed-print fur stockings from The Dodge Voice that are super fun to put together and to look at.
Have you made other kinds of awesome DIY Christmas stockings before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see anything quite similar to here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!