Make A Holiday Stocking With Upcycled Materials

Christmas stockings are hanging by the chimneyThe holiday season is getting closer and closer by the day. If you’re like most people, you’ll probably find yourself spending close to $200 for holiday décor, but that doesn’t have to be the case this year. Between shopping for your family’s gifts and just the general expenses of the holidays, you most likely want to save money any way you can. That’s why we gathered some inspo from Make It Grateful for this money-saving list of how you can create easy DIY holiday décor. 

A great way to save this year on holiday décor could be making your own Christmas stockings from recyclable materials. For this, you’ll need an old sweater, a large sock, yarn, a large needle, scissors, and a pom-pom maker if you’re just feeling a little extra festive.

Step 1

On a flat table, lay out your sweater and place a large sock in the middle of the sweater. About one or two inches from the sweater, mimic the shape of the outline of the sock with a marker.

Step 2

Cut through your outline of the sock on both sides of the sweater. The end result should look similar to the shape of a stocking.

Step 3

Using the threaded needle, stitch together the two sides of the sweater around the perimeter. Be sure to keep the top open so that your stocking can be stuffed.

Step 4

About an inch from the top of the stocking, fold the material down toward the bottom of the stocking to create a brim feature. Stitch this down on both sides.

Step 5

Now it is time to create a loop so that your stocking can hang on the mantle. For this, you will need to create a braid out of the yarn. Sew this piece on to the stocking the way you would sew a button.

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Step 6

Add a little festive touch by adding pom-poms and tassels. Happy holidays!

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