Why buy Christmas stockings when you can make your own? Here's a roundup of festive Christmas stockings to inspire your own personalized creations! We bet even Santa will love 'em!
Christmas Stockings: DIY Ideas And Inspirations
Cute and Fun Christmas Stockings to Sew This Season
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 up pre-made stuff 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 Crochet Stocking
The red and white color combination is a Christmas tradition. But it's always a good idea to play around with colors! So why not give this crocheted Christmas stocking a twist by using different colors?
2. Blanket Christmas Stocking
Got extra old blankets you've almost forgotten about? Clear up some storage space and turn them into larger stockings to fit more presents in.
3. Cat Paws
Let your cat have a part in a ceremonial Christmas stocking surprise! Fill this crocheted cat paw stocking with catnip and toys. Your cuddly, affectionate cat will love you for it!
4. Dog Paws
Of course, we can't forget the distinguished man's best friend! 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
Have a truly merry Christmas with differently colored Christmas stockings. Don't be afraid to try non-traditional Christmas colors for a vibrant display.
6. Classic Cuffed
A classic on this list, cuffed Christmas stockings are everywhere this season! Malls, shops, and even in television shows. So jump on the trend too and make a bunch of your own.
7. Cross Stitched
If you've got more time to spare, cross-stitched stockings should occupy that time! Although they mean more effort, the result will amaze anyone who sees it!
8. Elf Christmas Stocking
We should also celebrate Santa's little helpers this season. These adorable little stockings are the right amount of quirky to perk everyone up!
9. Fur Top
Fur will definitely tickle everyone's fancy. So if you want a bit of elegance and a lot of warmth, go for fur for these holiday stockings!
10. His And Hers
During the early days of our marriage, my husband and I used to have this type of Christmas stockings. I'm sure young couples and seasoned ones will love these couple's stockings. Let's add a little bit of romance to the season!
11. Holly Jolly Holiday Christmas Stocking
Another colorful one on our list will bring the holly, jolly to your Christmas holidays! Knitted and compact, these stockings will definitely hold your stuffers!
12. Mini Crochet Christmas Stocking
These are perfect for families welcoming a newborn! Seal your baby's first Christmas trinkets in these teeny weeny stockings. Nothing says welcome more than a stocking full of gifts, right?
13. Moss Stitch
Let this moss stitch stocking add a warm holiday charm to your Christmas decor. Now, get your knitting skills warmed up too!
14. Outdoor Christmas Stocking
Planning an outdoor Christmas gathering, complete with barbecue on the grill? Then this stocking is for you! You and your visitors could stuff these with your your Secret Santa gifts.
15. Patterned and Personalized
Thinking of a way to put a personal touch to your stocking? How about personalizing it with your initials, and your family's too? This will definitely warm their hearts!
16. Cheery Christmas Stockings
It's Christmas! Go for these merry and cheery Christmas stockings. Let them represent different personalities in your household.
Speaking of warmth, this quilted stocking will provide you no shortage of that! Thicker than the others on this list, it can hold a lot more stocking stuffers. And look at that adorable color combination!
18. Polka Dots
Red and white polka-dots were a staple in the 50's. But that doesn't mean they don't look as good now! They still bring a lot of cheer!
19. Swedish Dala Horse Christmas Stocking
This Swedish Dala horse stocking is an eye-catching addition to your Christmas decoration. Look at the little horse, the kiddos will definitely love it!
20. Burlap Christmas Stocking
Rustic charm, you say? Well, look no further because this burlap stocking will definitely fit the bill! It's a perfect piece to look at while relaxing around the fireplace with eggnog in hand!
21. Sweater Christmas Stocking
Upcycling doesn't stop when the snow falls! This sweater stocking will bring your old sweaters back to life this Christmas!
Got room for one more Christmas stocking? This one's easy to sew and oh so shiny. Watch it here in this video by Dainty Diaries:
Ready to do some last minute sewing? I know I am! The list has something for everyone, from couples to newborns, and even for our favorite pets. Make your own personalized Christmas stockings to stuff wonderful memories in!
I hope you found a favorite on this list. Don't hesitate to leave a comment below and share your thoughts!
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published 0n December 16, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.