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How to decorate stockings

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How to decorate stockings

Transform your fireplace mantel into a festive display with these cute DIY Christmas stockings. Not only will they save you big bucks, but the kids will love helping you out. Feeling extra crafty this season? Keep it going with our DIY ornaments and craft ideas.

How to decorate stockings

Grab the kids and have them help you string together these elegant burlap stockings.

Get he tutorial at Dear Lillie.

What you’ll need: Burlap ($6, amazon.com)

How to decorate stockings

Have a collection of old scarves or blankets? Transform holiday clothes into festive stockings that you’ll use time and time again.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

How to decorate stockings

All you need is a marker to create an elaborate design on this stocking craft — no sewing skills required!

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

What you’ll need: Red Sharpie ($7, amazon.com)

How to decorate stockings

Stuff gifts at the bottom and holiday decorations at the top of these woven stockings to bring your living room mantel to the next level.

Get the tutorial at Nourish and Nestle.

What you’ll need: White yarn ($7, amazon.com)

How to decorate stockings

Add simple touches to these rustic burlap stockings like buttons or for a look that won’t go unnoticed.

Get the tutorial at Uncommon Designs.

What you’ll need: Burlap ($6, amazon.com)

How to decorate stockings

Your guests will be shocked to discover that this colorful collection of festive stockings are homemade.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

What you’ll need: Assorted felt ($11, amazon.com)

How to decorate stockings

Craft these cute creatures with felt, fabric, and buttons using our free templates.

To make the stockings, print templates and cut all shapes out of corresponding felt and fabric. Sew the front and back of the stocking shapes together with a ¼” seam; turn inside out. For the cuff, cut an 8″ x 16 ” rectangle from matching felt, sew ends together with ¼” seam, then turn inside out and slide over the top of the stocking. Tuck 3 inches of the cuff inside the top of the stocking; hot-glue in place. Glue together a ¾” x 10″ strip of matching felt to form a loop and hot-glue to the stocking. From cotton batting, cut out a head shape slightly smaller than the felt pieces. Sandwich the batting piece between the head shapes and hot-glue the layers together. For the scarf, cut a 6″ x 48 ” rectangle and stitch together on long sides; turn inside out (use selvage as edge on short ends to avoid fraying). After attaching the body features (see below), wrap cotton scarf twice and tie.

Deer: Arrange facial features in this order: ears, antlers, cheeks, nose. Then, for the eyes, layer the eyelashes behind the white eye shape and use ¾” buttons for the pupils. Hot-glue everything in place.

Fox: First, hot-glue the outer ear shapes to the back of the head. Next hot-glue the cheeks, nose, and eyes, including ½” buttons for pupils. Finish by attaching the belly and inner ear fabric shapes with hot glue.

Owl: Start by hot-gluing the ears in place. Then layer the eye shapes (including ¾” buttons for the pupils) and beak and hot-glue in place along with the belly. Crease wings with an iron and glue to sides under cuff.