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31 Best Christmas Stocking Craft Ideas

Updated on March 6, 2020
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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If you have checked the prices of purchased Christmas stockings, you know that most of them you could easily make, for a lot less money. I’ve searched for Xmas stocking ideas that included patterns and tutorials. I found many beautiful and simple to make stocking ideas that I will share with you here.

The great thing about making your own Christmas stockings is that you can take more than one idea, combine them and make a unique personalized stocking. You can change the type of fabric, the colors and the enhancements. You can add names, appliqués, beads, buttons and trims.

To make the beautiful burlap and satin stocking shown above, find the tutorial at Make It & Love It.

1. Victorian Christmas Stockings

If you love a Victorian themed Christmas, consider making your stockings in the Victorian style. You'll find the instructions for making these Christmas stockings at Good Housekeeping.

2. A Little Bit Country

Hanging Christmas stocking like these will finish your country themed Christmas beautifully. Make appliques by choosing shapes from Christmas coloring pages. The tutorial for this stocking is found at .

3. Cutlery Stocking

Isn't this a cute idea? A burlap, stocking shaped cutlery holder for your Winter holiday table. This exceptional idea and the tutorial for making the cutlery stocking are from the tatertots & jello site.

4. Felt Snowflake Stocking

This is a very pretty stocking made using felt and snowflakes, and I can imagine the stockings would be just as pretty in any of the other colors that felt can be purchased in. You'll find the tutorial for this project at LIA GRIFFITH.

5. Yarn Pom Pom Monsters

6. Faux Fur Cuffed Stockings

Notice how elegant these stockings look with their white faux fur cuffs. The fur cuff can be used on other fabric stockings also. To see how to make the stockings with fur cuffs, go TWIGGY NEST.

7. Felt Christmas Stockings

For the tutorial for this project, go to Sew can Cass.

8. Dollar Tree Christmas Stocking DIY

9. Burlap Stockings

These really make attractive Christmas stockings. Get the tutorial at Craft Passion.

10. Mini Knitted Stockings

I love these little knitted stockings. Wouldn't a tree look lovely with oodles of stocking ornaments? The pattern instructions are found at Little Cotton Rabbits.

11. Classic Cuffed Stockings

Look at all the great ideas shown here. So many great trims used on the cuffs that give the stockings a personal look. The very nice tutorial for this project is found at Positively Splendid.

12. Crocheted Christmas Stocking

Now, this is a stocking that I could make, because I can actually crochet. I'll just go to Talking Crochet for the pattern and make this to give as a gift. I love the holiday colors that make this stocking so cheery.

13. Faux Fur Stocking

It won't be difficult to cut and sew this faux fur stocking when you follow the instructions given at Thrifty & CHIC. The white fur is definitely an elegant look, especially when partnered with a satiny fabric cuff.

14. Purrrr-fect Kitty Stocking

You know you'll want to include a Christmas stocking for your favorite pet, and if it's a cat this is a perfect fit. Make this fish stocking for your kitty by going to embroidery Library for the tutorial. This is super cute and would be a great idea for a gift for your cat lovin' friends.

15. Soft Fleece Stocking

I don't usually think of fleece when I think of Christmas stockings, but after seeing this project I like it. There are so many beautiful colors and prints of fleece, that you can easily make a stocking for anyone on your list. Go to Fleece for the instructions.

16. Denim Christmas Stocking

By looking at the picture, I wouldn't have dreamed this stocking was made from denim. It must be the real light weight denim fabric, it really looks pretty. Almost looks silver instead of grey. I love the way the bow is sewn in. It's much easier than you'd think. See what I mean by checking the tutorial at his & hers.

17. Monogram Stockings

If I had a huge room, with a big fireplace, these are the Christmas stockings that I would want to hang on the mantel. The monograms on the stockings give them a very elegant appearance. See how easy it is to make this stocking and adding a monogram, by going to OHMY! for the instructions.

18. Doggy Stocking

You don't want Santa to forget your best furry friend, so it's important to have a stocking hanging on the mantel for him, or her, too. The tutorial for making this doggy bone stocking is found at favecrafts .

19. Red Gingham Toed Stockings

Gingham fabric always reminds me of when I was a kid. Dan River ginghams were really big then, they not only were colorful, the fabric wore really well. So this would be a nostalgic stocking for me. To see how to make this red gingham toed stocking, go to house to home.

20. Retro Christmas Stockings

If you love the retro style, you'll love making these colorful fabric stockings. The tutorial is found at SIMPLY NOTABLE. These are so simple to make that they would be a great craft show sales item also.

21. Sweater Re-do Stockings

I've seen some really nice sweaters at garage sales and at Goodwill that would look great as Christmas stockings. Sometimes we're just too close to something to see the possibilities. Find the instructions for making these recycled sweater stockings at Imperfect Homemaking.

22. Swedish Pony Stocking

I don't know much about Swedish styles, but I know that I like this little Christmas stocking. The red on white is a nice combination that will look good in any home. For the instructions for making this Christmas stocking, go to JENNY ALLSORTS .

23. Quilted Stocking

Follow the information that you'll find at rabit stew and see how to make these stockings. Check out how to strip quilt if you want a quicker method.

24. Christmas Stocking in Wood

Maybe you just want to make a cute Christmas stocking ornament in wood. You'll find the pattern and the instructions for making a stocking plaque at

25. Fabric Prints Christmas Stockings

There are so many ideas for pairing different colors and prints to make one-of-a-kind stockings to give as gifts or to decorate your home. At vanilla joy you'll find a tutorial for making these Christmas stockings.

26. White Poinsettia Stocking

As years go by, handmade stockings will become very valuable to you and your family. To make the white poinsettia stocking, go to Stone Gable for the tutorial.

27. Stocking Printables

If you need a school or church activity for the kids, consider using these stocking printables. A very simple and easy project, but one that the kids will love. To find the printables, go to THE 36th Avenue .

28. Shabby Chic Christmas Stockings

You'll want to visit the mom it forward site to find the tutorial for making these shabby chic Christmas stockings. Very nice project.

29. Personalizing Stockings

30. Whimsical Christmas Stockings

Don't you love the big colorful dots on these stockings? I guess that's what makes them whimsical. You'll find the instructions for making these stockings at Positively Splendid.

31. Snowman Stuffed Stocking

This is a fun little project for the kids at home or in a classroom, Snowman Stuffed Stocking. Find the patterns and directions for making this project at Kids & Glitter.

© 2014 Loraine Brummer

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      21 months ago from Sunny Florida

      What wonderful Christmas stockings. I especially love the burlap and the white stockings. I can't wait to get started on making a couple.

    • lbrummer profile imageAUTHOR

      Loraine Brummer 

      5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Thanks for the visit and the applique idea, Ann.

      Thrifty-fee, thanks for stopping by and for the vote up. I appreciate it.

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      5 years ago

      This is a brilliant hub for getting crafty for Christmas and saving some money along the way. Voted up!


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      5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      What great ideas! I think I have everything in my stash except the burlap. lol I've made appliques from "pictures" on material before, too. All you do is cut out the animal or whatever on the material and sew it on the fabric you're working with. Good job and interesting!

    • lbrummer profile imageAUTHOR

      Loraine Brummer 

      5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Judy, I love to hear about how folks make Christmas memories. It sounds like you made a great, lasting one with your son. Thank you for visiting the hub and telling about the stocking you made.

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      Judy Filarecki 

      5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      I gave my son a burlap stocking when he was about 4 years old. It had a few cutouts glued on the front. He is now 46 and every year that stocking is "hung by the chimney with care." It always warms my heart to see it and realize how special it was to him.


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