DIY Christmas Stockings – SIMPLE DECORATING TIPS

Over the last year, (yes, it took me that long… I kept getting side-tracked) I made some DIY Christmas stockings for my son, daughter in law and grandson. It was a really fun project for me to make these special stockings for them…

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There are so many steps to constructing these DIY Christmas stockings that instead of downloading 40 pictures on this single post, I created a video slideshow for you to easily watch the process.

I hope my daughter-in-law wants to hang these same stockings each year, so instead of me selecting the fabrics, I asked her to pick them out. Though there is a certain amount of artist’s creative license for me with making these, I kept checking back with her to be sure I was on the same page… even with details like what she wanted to see on the stocking face, ie the snowman, star, etc. We looked up a few designs, but ultimately I sketched them out making them fit the stockings just right.

Another concern of mine was the type of handwriting for them, cursive or print? Fancy or plain? Once she pinpointed cursive, I selected the exact font and sketched that on the template paper I show you in the slideshow.

(I forgot to mention in the video slideshow, the designs on the front of the stockings, ie: snowman, star etc. are cut out from heavy felt, once I sketched and cut the template for each design from paper I taped the template pattern to the felt.)

After you finish the slideshow, be sure to check back here for shopping links for the special sharp pen/marker I used and for wonderful fabrics online.

Click here to see the slideshow

It flips through the steps and instructions pretty fast, but you can pause it along the way if you missed something, or need to slow it down a bit…

Here are a couple of fantastic online resources for fabrics:

Here is my ‘go-to’ online source for fabric or when I’m looking for vintage fabric, I go here!

Here are some Christmas decorating posts for inspiration:

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