It’s time to break out the bins of Christmas decorations so we can get to feeling holly and jolly! I know that when we’re in the middle of putting up the tree and stringing garlands, my kids seem to especially look forward to finding their stockings and getting them hung. Stocking are a child’s one little personal bit of Christmas.
When we moved, we decided to leave our stockings in France (for future holidays spent there), which means this year we’re starting from scratch as far as stockings go. So I thought it might be a fun to pull together some of the stockings I’m considering. There’s a real mix: vintage, handmade, brand new, plus a few tutorials for festive DIY Christmas stockings as well.
Let me know if you have a favorite!
1. Knit Holiday Stocking
Knitters unite! This striped wonder stocking is right up your alley. (via The Purlsoho)
2. Christmas Sack
A Christmas sack, what a delightful stocking alternative. It can be personalized too, even better! (via Harrow & Green)
3. Sweater Stocking Inspiration
Wool sweaters receive new life with this fun stocking tutorial. (via Better Homes and Gardens)
4. Tasseled Flamestitch Stocking
I am really liking the look of knit stockings, can you tell? The pattern on this one is so unique. (via Sundance)
5. Simple Stitched Stocking
Pretty embroidery adds to the simple charm of this delightful stocking. (via Country Woman)
6. Jingle Bell Stockings
Fancy up these felt stockings with paper punches and bells. Love the detail. (via Martha Stewart)
7. Handkerchief Stockings
Hit your local antique store or flea market and pick up some pretty handkerchiefs. Then transform them! (via Martha Stewart)
8. Quilted Stockings
Gorgeous quilted stockings are the perfect handmade holiday touch. (via Camille Rosekelley)
9. Crocheted Granny Stockings
Don’t you love the vintage vibe these give off? So much awesome! Now I need to learn to crochet. (Or more likely, hire this out.) (via Revelry)
10. DIY Felted Wool Stockings
Have you ever done your own felting? It’s not that hard and looks extra great on stockings. (via Say Yes)