9 Ways To DIY Your Own Holiday Stockings

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By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for

Skip the store-bought stockings this season and start your own holiday tradition of making your own stockings! Trimmed with lace, covered in fur or topped with a bow, these creative stocking ideas will add the perfect touch of Christmas cheer to your home. Take a look at these nine stocking DIYs from the Blogger Community at to see what you can have hanging above your fireplace this year!

1. Easy Sew Personalized Stockings

Polka dots and photo tags make for a perfectly personalized Christmas stocking. DIY these cute stockings for the whole family!


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2. Monogrammed Christmas Stockings

Fluffy wool felt monogrammed stockings are a gorgeous addition to your holiday décor! Download this monogram stocking pattern to DIY your own.


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3. Simple Burlap Stockings

Basic burlap lined with a cream satin is both simple and elegant in this DIY stocking idea. See how easy it is to make your own, here.


4. Gold Leather and Fur Stocking

What's better than gold leather and fur stockings? His and her gold leather and fur stockings! Get the full tutorial for these glam stockings, here.


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5. Bright Bow Stockings

Make a very merry Christmas display above your fireplace with these bright bow stockings! Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to see how you can make your own.


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6. Last-Minute Felt Christmas Stocking

Looking for a last-minute stocking solution? With some felt and a few embellishments, you can have a stylish stocking hanging on your mantel within minutes!


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7. Sweater Christmas Stocking

Cozy and cute! See how you can turn a sweater into a Christmas stocking in just twelve easy steps, here.


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8. Gift Card Mini Stockings

DIY these creative little stockings for giving out gift cards this Christmas. Download this mini stocking pattern to start sewing your own today!


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9. Playful Christmas Stocking Pattern

Brighten up your holiday décor with this fun printable Christmas stocking pattern! Get all of the details on this cheerful stocking DIY, here.


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Will you be DIY-ing your own stockings this year? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below!