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37 Creative DIY Christmas Stocking Ideas

No mantel? No real sewing skills? No problem! These unique handmade Christmas stockings will inspire you to think outside the sock.

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DIY Stocking Decorating Ideas: Easy + Personal

Santa's on his way! Prep your holiday mantel for the Big Man's arrival with our ideas for DIY Christmas stockings. We've got you covered with no-knit plans using old sweaters, fun pointy-toe stockings, rustic and easy-to-sew stockings and more.

Adding a personal touch to your festive display can be as simple as snagging a set of low-cost, plain burlap stockings from your local craft store, as above, then personalizing them with festive iron-on letters or a fabric paint pen. Don't have a mantel? No problem. We even include some stocking alternatives such as these Santa-approved festive pails. Keep reading for our best DIY Christmas stocking ideas.

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Repurpose PJs

Put those annual, matching holiday pajamas to good use — long after your kids inevitably outgrow them. Pull the cozy pants from the back of your closet, and use the fabric to create these fun, festive stockings. Mix and match patterns from over the years for a fashionable, and nostalgic, holiday mantel.

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Cozy Quilt Stocking

Repurpose a beloved, family quilt into show-stopping and sentimental stockings for your mantel. Use our step-by-step instructions, below, to recreate this cozy craft.

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Classic + Custom Stockings

Classic Christmas colors and cable-knit fabric will never go out of style. Snag sweater-inspired stockings in vibrant, seasonal hues, then personalize with a single, large iron-on letter to represent family members’ first name.

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