DIY Stockings From HGTV Stars

HGTV hosts shared their ideas for made-from-scratch stockings with HGTV Magazine.

DIY stockings

DIY Stockings

DIY stockings

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

These stockings were made with two different templates (A and B)—download them and get the sewing instructions at hgtv.com/stocking.

Monogrammed, Emily Henderson, HGTV designer

monogrammed DIY stocking

Monogrammed DIY Stocking

Monogrammed DIY Stocking

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Step 1
Using Template A, cut a stocking front and back out of white duck canvas. Following the online instructions, sew the pieces together. 

Step 2
Adhere different-size letter stickers to the front. Use a pouncer to paint the fabric, covering the stickers. Unpeel the stickers while the paint is still wet (you can use tweezers to lift the corners). Let dry.

Step 3
Use a pouncer to paint the back. Let dry. Stitch a ribbon loop inside the top right corner.

Duck canvas: Organic cotton duck canvas, $17 per yard, purlsoho.com; Stickers: Cosco Helvetica 2" vinyl letters, $9 for a set of 256 characters, staples.com; Puffy XL lowercase alphabet stickers, $5 for a set of 44 characters, momenta.com; Vladi’s large alphabet stickers, $9 for a set of 40 characters, eksuccessbrands.com; Paint: Martha Stewart Crafts satin acrylic paint in habanero, $2 for 2 ounces, michaels.com

Block-Stamped, Vern Yip, HGTV designer

DIY stocking

White and Gold Snowflake Stocking

DIY stocking

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Step 1
Using Template A, cut a stocking front and back out of large white Tyvek mailing envelopes (available at office supply stores). Following the online instructions, sew the pieces together.

Step 2
Use a pouncer to coat wood block stamps with crafts paint, then stamp them onto the front of the stocking. Let dry.

Step 3
Stitch a ribbon loop inside the top right corner.

Stamps: For a similar look, try charancreations.etsy.com; Paint: Martha Stewart Crafts metallic acrylic paint in gold, $2.50 for 2 ounces, michaels.com

Retro Fabric, David Bromstad, HGTV designer

DIY retro blue stocking

Retro Blue DIY Stocking

DIY stocking from HGTV Magazine

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Step 1
Using Template A, cut a stocking front and back out of a piece of vintage or vintage-style fabric. Following the online instructions, sew the pieces together.

Step 2
Stitch a ribbon loop inside the top right corner.

Fabric: For a similar look, try hartsfabric.com.

Blueprint-Patterned, Tarek El Moussa, Flip or Flop

DIY stocking idea

DIY Blueprint Stocking

DIY stocking idea

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Step 1
Laminate an old blueprint or blueprint reproduction with iron-on vinyl, following the package instructions.

Step 2
Using Template B, cut the blueprint into a stocking front and back. 

Step 3
Following the online instructions, sew the pieces together. Stitch a ribbon loop inside the top right corner.

Blueprint: For a similar look, try HGTV blueprint, $39, oldblueprints.com; Iron-on vinyl: Heat’n Bond Flex vinyl matte, $5 per yard, fabric.com

Dotted Felt, Christina El Moussa, Flip or Flop

DIY stocking with felt circles

Dotted Flet DIY Stocking

DIY stocking idea with felt

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Step1
Using Template B, cut a stocking front and back out of felt.

Step 2
Attach rows of felt garland to the front with fabric glue, trimming any excess.

Step 3
Following the online instructions, sew the pieces together. Stitch a ribbon loop inside the top right corner.

Felt: Wool felt in straw, $9.50 per yard, tadaastudio.com; Felt garland: For a similar look, try felt circle garland, $20 for 4 yards, benzie.etsy.com.

Tool-Belt-Inspired, Scott McGillivray, Income Property

DIY stocking

Tool Belt Stocking

DIY stocking

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Step 1
Using Template B, cut a stocking front and back out of faux suede. Following the online instructions, sew the pieces together.

Step 2
Cut a section from a real tool belt (a kid-size one works well). Hot-glue it to the front of the stocking to make pockets.

Step 3
Make a loop out of the leftover faux suede; stitch it inside the top right corner.

Faux suede: Faux suede in saddle solid, $25 per yard, moodfabrics.com; Tool belt: Born Tough 10-pocket kids tool belt in brown, $24, lifeandhome.com

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