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DIY Christmas Stockings

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DIY Christmas Stockings
 

Christmas is almost here!!

& I don't know about you, but Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Especially when it comes to decorating! This year, I wanted my Christmas decor to do one thing:

SLAY.

YES, SLAY.

This Christmas, instead of buying Christmas stockings, I decided to DIY my own to add a bit more of a personal touch to my living space. Check out my super easy tutorial below, and get a little inspo!

MATERIALS
1 (dollar store) Christmas stocking
1/3 yd fabric (per stocking)
Scissors
Pins + Sewing Machine or Hot Glue Gun
Gems/Beads etc. (optional)

*I purchased my fabric from Joann's using their readily available coupons, lol. Total cost- under $10! For three stockings!

TUTORIAL (SEW)

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1- Lay out your fabric and fold in two layers with your pattern facing inward. Place your store bought stocking on top as a template for tracing.

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2- Trace and cut out your stocking

3- Pin fabric and sew, leaving a 1/2 inch inseam and an opening up top. Be sure to back stitch at the start and end of your sewing. 

4- Turn fabric inside out for basic completion. (You my choose to add a fur trim on the stockings, but I preferred a more raw/less bulky look. 

5- Personalize to your liking!

TUTORIAL (NO SEW)

1- Lay out your fabric and fold in two layers with your pattern facing inward. Place your store bought stocking on top as a template for tracing. 

2- Trace and cut out your stocking. 

3- Lift top layer and place hot glue 1/2 inch from edge, gluing just a little at a time and moving quickly so the glue does not harden. Remember not to glue the top edge shut but you may need to glue it down to create a finished seam appearance.

4- Allow glue to dry and turn inside out. 

PERSONALIZING

I REALLY WANTED TO PERSONALIZE MY STOCKINGS BY ADDING TOUCHES OF MY OWN STYLE TO THEM. 

A BEAR'S Bottom

The first stocking I made was a brown faux fur stocking for my husband. I did sew this one, but it could have easily been made using a hot glue gun as well. I would recommend shaving off 1/2 inch of fur on the edges of your cut out stocking first, however, for better glue bondage. When sewing, remember to untuck the hairs of the fur from the seam. Other wise (in the words of my husband) it will look like a bear's butt. lol

DARING DENIM

For this second stocking, I used denim fabric. I did sew this as well, but again, nothing a glue gun can't handle. I knew I wanted this stocking to have a raw vibe so I pulled threads on the top edge to fray the edges. Using sand paper, I was able to burn a hole through the denim. By making a few cuts and pulling threads, I was able to distress the stocking some more. Again, I used sand paper to roughen it up a bit. To add some glam to the grunge, I passed an old, broken necklace through the holes of the stocking, and secured it into place with just a dab of hot glue. This was my favorite piece!

BABY BURGUNDY

For this stocking, I used the no-sew, hot glue gun method. I kept this stocking very simple for a more traditional stocking feel for my son. I kept debating on adding a fur trim but decided not to, to keep it consistent with the others. 

It feels so good to come home each day to personalized, fashionable Christmas stocking & I'm so glad I did a DIY this year. I'm obsessed! 
 

SLAY STOCKINGS, SLAY.