Why buy Christmas stockings when you can make your own? Just take a look at this roundup of lovely and charming Christmas stockings to inspire your own personalized creations!
Christmas Stockings: DIY Ideas And Inspirations
Christmas is just around the corner, and everyone in our household is excitedly putting up the last touches on our decorations. While many find it convenient to just pick pre-made stuff up from the store, I like mine with a personal touch for sentimental and traditional reasons. After all, Christmas is a family occasion where wonderful memories are created. So if you’re up for some DIY Christmas stockings this season, help yourself to these amazing finds I’ve listed here for you. Delight your kids with cheerful Christmas stockings and impress your guests with an amazingly decorated mantel.
1. African Flower Christmas Stocking
The red and white color combination has always been a tradition during Christmas season. But, you can give this crocheted Christmas stocking a twist and use non-traditional colors for a change.
2. Blanket Christmas Stocking
Got extra old blankets you’ve almost forgotten about? Clear up some storage space and rummage through your closet for old but colorful blankets. You could turn them into larger stockings to fit more presents in.
3. Cat Paw Christmas Stocking
Let your cat have a part in a ceremonial Christmas stocking surprise! Fill this crocheted cat paw stocking with catnip and toys for your cuddly, affectionate cat!
4. Dog Paw Christmas Stocking
Of course, don’t forget the distinguished man’s best friend, and let your dog have a share of the fun too. For all you dog-lovers out there who love to crochet as well, you’ll love this dog paw stocking!
5. Circle in Squares Christmas Stocking
Have a truly merry Christmas with differently colored Christmas stockings. Don’t be afraid to try non-traditional Christmas colors for a vibrant display.
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6. Classic Cuffed Christmas Stocking
A classic on this list, cuffed Christmas stockings are everywhere this season! Malls, shops and even homes 0n television shows have them, so get on the trend too and make a bunch on your own.
7. Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking
If you’ve got more time to spare, cross-stitched stockings should occupy that time! Although it requires more effort, the result will surely amaze anyone who sees it!
8. Elf Christmas Stocking
Santa’s little helpers surely deserve a homage during this season. These adorable little stockings are just the right amount of quirky to perk everyone up!
9. Fur Top Christmas Stocking
Fur will definitely tickle everyone’s fancy. It lends elegance and a little bit of pomp–the very characteristic of this season–to these holiday stockings!
10. His And Hers Christmas Stocking
During the early days of our marriage, my husband and I used to have this type of Christmas stocking. It definitely brings back memories. From young couples to the seasoned ones, these couple’s stockings will surely add a little bit of romance this holiday!
11. Holly Jolly Holiday Christmas Stocking
Another colorful one on our list, and as the name suggests, will bring the holly, jolly to your Christmas holidays! Tightly knitted and compact, these stockings will definitely hold your stuffers!
12. Mini Crochet Christmas Stocking
Perfect for families welcoming a newborn, these teeny weeny stockings will seal your baby’s first Christmas trinkets! Nothing says welcome more than a stocking full of gifts, right?
13. Moss Stitch Christmas Stocking
14. Outdoor Christmas Stocking
If you’re planning an outdoor Christmas gathering, complete with barbecue on the grill, then this stocking is for you! You and your visitors could put your gifts inside for your Secret Santa!
15. Patterned Christmas Stocking
Thinking of a way to put a personal touch on your stocking? How about personalizing it with your initials, and your family’s too? This will definitely warm their hearts!
16. Cheery Christmas Stockings
Why make your holiday stockings monochrome and uniform when you can make them look like they’re having a party! Make these merry and cheery Christmas stockings for each different personality in your household.
17. Quilted Christmas Stocking
Speaking of warmth, this quilted stocking will provide you no shortage of that! Thicker than the others on this list, it can surely contain an abundance of stocking stuffers! Just look at that adorable color combination!
18. Polka Dots Christmas Stocking
“Santa Claus’ colors” as my daughter dubbed it, red and white polka-dots were a staple in the 50’s, but it doesn’t mean they don’t look as good now! It still brings a lot of cheer!
19. Swedish Dala Horse Christmas Stocking
20. Burlap Christmas Stocking
Rustic charm, you say? Well, look no further because this burlap stocking will definitely fit the bill! The homey vibe will surely have everyone relaxing around the fireplace with eggnog in hand!
21. Sweater Christmas Stocking
Got a room for one more Christmas stocking? This one’s easy to sew. Watch it here in this video:
Ready to do some last minute sewing? I know I am! I definitely found some that I’d like to make for our house and even some to give as gifts to my friends and family. The list definitely has something for everyone, from couples to newborns and even for our favorite pets. Make your own personalized Christmas stockings you can create wonderful memories with!
I hope you found a favorite on this list. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and share your thoughts about it!
Editor’s Note – This article was originally posted on December 2016 and has since been updated for quality and relevancy.