5 Easy DIY Stocking Ideas

One of the most iconic Christmastime decorations is the stocking. While these historically were just that – someone’s everyday stocking – they have become something much more. Stylish, whimsical, elegant, or rustic. No matter what your style, there is a stocking out there for you. And, even better, there’s a big chance you’ll be able to DIY it to be exactly how you want it!

Here are five fabulous DIY stocking ideas for your holidays:


If you’re looking for neutral and natural stockings, look no further than burlap. These simple rounded-toe stockings are topped simply yet tastefully with ribbon and glitter-fied initials. These can easily be modified to fit your décor colors. I love the combination of plain yet textural burlap with fancier taffeta ribbon and glitter.{found on cottageinstincts}.


Perhaps simple, sweet, and timeless is more your speed. I’d recommend these uniquely beautiful handkerchief stockings. Use white linen for the stocking body then trim the top with a plain or embroidered handkerchief. I can’t think of a better use for heirloom handkerchiefs, if you have them.{found on marthastewart}.


So Sandy Claus wears spurs and a cowboy hat to your house, does he? He’d be happy to fill these playful denim stockings. To make them, simply place a stocking pattern strategically onto an old pair of jeans…you don’t even need to finish the top edges, since the old jeans have done that for you. The toe and heel embellishments of this stocking are a particularly fun touch.{found on nebraskaviews}.

Embroidered Linen.

Simple and classic might be your preference, but you’d prefer something subtly festive. This embroidered linen stocking is just the thing. From the simple, slender stocking shape to the pale, iridescent buttons as ornaments, this stocking is beautifully understated for subtle elegance and charm.{found on womansday}.


So Christmas is a time for the children, is it? Well, nothing says “kids” like some bright, whimsical felt stockings. By using high quality wool felt in a variety of colors, the sky is the limit in personalizing these stockings. What’s not to love about the details and the minimalist artistry here? Plus, bonus, they’ll last forever!

Published by in DIY Projects, on December 3rd, 2012


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