• DIY Felted Christmas Stockings + Giveaway!

    felt stockings

    Classic Christmas stockings are a tricky find and can cost a pretty penny for the ones you really want. Plus there’s the issue of adding on to your set as years pass. Do you have to find the same ones? What if they’re discontinued or if Grandma’s stops making them because there are too many grand kids to count?
    That’s why making your own  set is my preferred method. I had fun experimenting with wool felting and came up with three ideas for handmade felted stockings. They each took under 45 minutes (compare that to about 8 hours to knit one) and I thought the result was really cute.

    Also, Because I already have a set I knitted this past year, I’m giving these three to one of you. In case you or someone you know needs stockings and you don’t have time to make them yourself. Be advised, these are handmade and not perfect!

    To enter, just pin an image from this post + leave a comment before Sunday night 10pm PST. Good luck!

    Keep reading to see how to make these three felted Christmas stockings (in case you don’t get lucky and win them)…

    Final images by Liz Daly

    For the multicolored striped stocking:

    1. Draw out your stocking shape onto scrap paper and cut out two pieces onto cotton fabric

    2. Pin down two strips of paper to block off the area you want to felt.

    3. Pick out the wool felt you want to use, lay the fabric down onto a thick styrofoam board and start jabbing the felt into the fabric with a felting needle. (PS I just bought this beginning felting set and it worked great)

    4. Keep jabbing (each stripe took me about 10 minutes or so) until it’s matted down with little dots.

    5. Continue with the next stripe.

    6. Iron the back side first and then the front until the dots kind of disappear.

    7. Sew the two sides together, right sides together and then turn inside out. Sew on a little loop (mine was with cute bias tape).

    For the red stocking:

    Follow the directions above but block off the top 4 inches, the heel and the toe with paper and pins the way I showed above to felt those specific areas. Remember to felt before you sew the sides together.

    Green felt ball stocking:

    This one was so easy! No felting required, just a few felted balls you can pick up from your local craft store or etsy. I just hand sewed each one onto the stocking. DONE! 15 minutes.



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    2. Lindsay said… December 12, 2012 7:37 pm

      i have the three little boys to match those three sweet stockings!
      love them.
      love, lindsay

    3. Carole said… December 11, 2012 10:28 am

      These are adorable! Thanks for sharing. :-)

    4. Queso said… December 10, 2012 5:19 pm

      So wonderful and festive!

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    6. lisa said… December 9, 2012 5:59 pm

      Love these!

    7. Michelle B said… December 9, 2012 4:26 pm

      Love felted things and these stockings are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!
      I’ve pinned a photo on pinterest :)

    8. Amy said… December 9, 2012 3:53 pm

      These are so simply looking and gorgeous! I am GOING to make these. Thanks so much for sharing!

    9. Heike said… December 9, 2012 3:35 pm

      These turned out so cool!

    10. Lauren Benoit said… December 9, 2012 12:36 pm

      So amazing. I have been searching for stockings like this for my son, husband an I. I pinned a photo of it on my Pinterest LaurenBenoit. Please I would live to win

    11. Jill said… December 9, 2012 8:14 am

      So inspiring! I agree completely about handmade so you can grow with them or update them, great ideas!

    12. Jill said… December 9, 2012 8:13 am

      I am so curious a out trying to make these with wool, I love the styles you made!

    13. Eligonma said… December 9, 2012 4:17 am
    14. Mariea E said… December 8, 2012 4:56 pm

      Wish I can win it..Thank you …I loved it

    15. Janelle said… December 8, 2012 4:35 pm

      So, uh, we are a family of three with plans of never-ever expanding. :-)

      Love the stockings, Liz!

    16. Nicole H. said… December 8, 2012 9:57 am

      LOVE these!! I have been wanting to make stocking for our family for YEARS. Every year I say I will then the holiday season gets all crazy on me. Now we have a family of four. These are so darling, I’d love to win them :) {and I pinned it!}

    17. Clarissa said… December 8, 2012 7:19 am

      I’ve been looking for some cute stockings for our now family of three! These are very sweet! Pinned. If I don’t win, I will definitely try my hand at making them!

    18. Zackery orr said… December 8, 2012 7:06 am

      These would be perfect for my family of three

    19. mandy bardsley said… December 7, 2012 10:02 pm

      pinned! i love these! so great!

    20. brooke field said… December 7, 2012 8:32 pm

      i really do need stockings! i currently have to use my rain boots :)


    21. Dani White said… December 7, 2012 8:11 pm

      Pinned! So cute! Getting married this coming year- so we are trying to come up with our own Christmas traditions :)

    22. Jacqui said… December 7, 2012 7:57 pm

      Wow these are so awesome, really love the Hudson bay inspired one!!

    23. sabrina said… December 7, 2012 5:33 pm

      Pinned it! http://pinterest.com/pin/275352964688903976/
      These are great! and yes, I wish I had time to make our stockings, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win these instead!

    24. Emily K. said… December 7, 2012 5:27 pm

      These are fantastic! I love the homemade look :) Here’s my pin! http://pinterest.com/pin/290974825894385251/

    25. Rachael said… December 7, 2012 4:47 pm
    26. MaryB said… December 7, 2012 4:05 pm

      These are darling. I pinned. http://pinterest.com/pin/72057662759715283/

    27. Meagan said… December 7, 2012 3:12 pm

      I pinned the image and I need some stocking for my family!

    28. Brittany Ross said… December 7, 2012 3:02 pm

      A good looking stocking is hard to find, but these are adorable.

    29. Mandy said… December 7, 2012 2:51 pm

      darling. i am in desperate need of stockings for our family so these would good to good use.

    30. mandi said… December 7, 2012 2:03 pm

      Love it! These would look great in my living room.

    31. remi said… December 7, 2012 12:30 pm

      Pinned it, love it, want it!

    32. Rebecca said… December 7, 2012 11:15 am

      These are super cute!

    33. Meisha said… December 7, 2012 11:12 am

      I LOVE the Hudson Bay Stripe-inspired one!

    34. Kanoe said… December 7, 2012 10:57 am

      I need 6 stockings for one of these would be wonderful!! Love them!

    35. A said… December 7, 2012 10:25 am

      I’ve been needle-felting ornaments as fast as I can and these would be so sweet to included with them. Hurray for a felted Christmas!

    36. Heather said… December 7, 2012 10:10 am
    37. Chelsea said… December 7, 2012 10:03 am

      my family would LOVE these.

    38. Jen said… December 7, 2012 9:43 am

      They are really cute!

    39. Melissa said… December 7, 2012 9:32 am

      Pinned! These are too cute I’m going to have to at least attempt making them myself.

    40. Jams said… December 7, 2012 9:28 am

      We still don’t have stockings and my daughter is 2.5! These are great!

    41. Vivian said… December 7, 2012 9:24 am

      These look great!

    42. Kelly said… December 7, 2012 9:23 am

      I love these! I bought canvas to make us stockings but I’m sure I could use it for something else…

    43. Jess said… December 7, 2012 9:14 am

      adorable! i’ve been talking about buying/making stockings for a few years and it still hasn’t happened. would love to own these though :)

    44. Nikki Bean said… December 7, 2012 9:05 am

      I just bought fabric to make stockings. I’m DREADING it. I don’t have the time or patience or motivation right now :) these are quite fab.

    45. Kirsten said… December 7, 2012 9:03 am

      I love these sooooo much! So cute and classic!

    46. rachel grace said… December 7, 2012 8:49 am
    47. Jenaya said… December 7, 2012 8:49 am

      These are too cute not to comment on!!!

    48. Melissa S. said… December 7, 2012 8:46 am

      I just love these!

    49. Martha said… December 7, 2012 8:40 am


    50. Erica Kjos said… December 7, 2012 8:36 am

      love love love these! so simple and clean but so wonderful!

    51. naomi said… December 7, 2012 8:35 am

      I’ve been looking for an easy, fast stocking idea. These are perfect! Thanks!

    52. Heather said… December 7, 2012 8:35 am

      These are so cute! Would love to see them hanging in my house!

    53. T Essex said… December 7, 2012 8:27 am

      Very cute! A great holiday project!

    54. Casey said… December 7, 2012 8:25 am

      Love these and in desperate need to update our new family of ‘threes’ stockings:)

    55. Sarah said… December 7, 2012 8:22 am


    56. Anya said… December 7, 2012 8:21 am

      So cute!! Love them!

    57. Annamarie Nielson said… December 7, 2012 8:19 am

      I could use these cute stockings so bad!!

    58. kate said… December 7, 2012 6:19 am

      These would be so perfect for our stocking-less family of 3!

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