On this DIY of Christmas, join Molly from Almost Makes Perfect as she shows us some fresh ideas on upcycling stockings. She puts a personal spin on it that results in some real chic Christmas stockings. Thanks, Molly. We think our fav is the sequin version. LOVE.
Rather than running all over town for a store-bought stocking that captures your vibe, why not let Molly from Almost Makes Perfect show you some easy stocking hacks that you can make in minutes. And then, you know, hang by the chimney with care, etc. etc. The possibilities are endless for your personal stocking project: pom-poms, jingle bells, faux fur, sequins, ribbons, felt, whatever your holiday heart desires! Let’s make some holiday dreams come true.
Pom-Pom and Bell Stocking
Step 1: Start with your plain stocking as a blank canvas, cut your poms to fit, and arrange your embellishments along the top how you want them to appear.
Step 2: Glue the poms and bells where you want them and let dry. It’s so easy…it’s Christmas magic!
Step 1: The easiest way to make a sequin stocking is to glue row by row, rather than laying it out beforehand. Simply start with the end of your sequin string and go back and forth, gluing each row down until you reach the bottom of the stocking cuff.
Step 2: Let dry and let shine!
Faux Fur Stocking
Step 1: Measure out the width of your stocking cuff. Double that number and that is how long your piece of faux fur should be. For example, if your stocking is four inches wide, your piece of fur should be eight inches long.
Step 2: To get the ‘fur swag’ look of our stocking, cut your fur in a semi-circle pattern, connecting the shorter pieces on the inside edge of the stocking and letting the fatter part of the circle hang on the outer edge.
Step 3: Once you have the size and look you want, glue the fur onto the stocking cuff.
Step 4: Place a pom by the shorter edge for a pop of color and let dry.
Step 1: For this stocking design, we cut out rectangles of felt about 3 inches in length. 2 squares of felt should be plenty.
Step 2: Glue the pieces of felt onto the stocking cuff by putting a dollop of glue in the middle of each rectangle. Keep adding pieces until the cuff is covered, making sure to vary the direction and angle of the pieces as you go to give it that “fringe-y” look.