12 Unique Stocking DIYs to Up-Level Your Mantel
It's time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and every kind of Christmas stocking or sock possible. From felt to leather to fabric, the options for dressing your mantel are as endless as the types of ornaments on a tree. Start scrolling to get inspired.
DIY Oversized Paper Stockings: Do your stockings hang low? Do they wobble to and fro? Depending on where you place them, they could really go on forever (provided you have enough sparkly paper, of course). (via The House That Lars Built)
DIY Batik Indigo Stockings: Put a boho spin on your fireplace with these handmade starry sky fabrics. (via Brit + Co)
DIY Pop Art Stocking: If you have a floral tree and non-traditional colors, this is exactly what people would expect your stockings to look like. (via Paper & Stitch)
DIY Fringe & Bow Stocking: Ever wondered about adding bows, tassels, and fringes to yours? Get tips here to mix colors, patterns, and trim for maximum impact. (via PMQ for two)
DIY Fair Isle Leather Stocking: Who knew that a wood burning tool could be put to such good use on a piece of leather? (via Jojotastic)
DIY Graphic Stockings: Christmas is no time to skimp on puns, especially not when you can use them to make an impact on your mantel in a witty way. (via Studio DIY)
DIY Tea Towel Stocking: Upcycling takes something you love and turns it into something you love even more. Kinda like these linen stockings. (via Paper & Stitch)
DIY Mudcloth Christmas Stockings: This global trend is still going strong, and these eclectic patterns will fit right in with the rest of your worldly decor. (via Brit + Co)
Swan Stocking: Bring a little sunshine to your hearth with these pool float-inspired beauties. (via A Beautiful Mess)
DIY Stocking Advent Calendar: Make an impromptu mantel out of any wall with this charming advent calendar. Who needs a fireplace anyways. (via A Beautiful Mess)
DIY Pom Pom Cluster Stocking: Put your glue gun to good use with lots of little pom-poms arranged just so. (via Tell Love and Party)
DIY Felt Pom-Pom Stockings: Your seasonal decoration should always match the rest of your decor, which means you can't skimp on anything like color or pattern. (via Hello, Wonderful)
DIY Crocheted Stocking Pattern: Don't wanna sew? You got it. Crochet your way to some extra large socks *ahem* Christmas stockings with this simple pattern. (via Persia Lou)
Ariel loves color, bold design, and eclectic decor. She goes by many names including "color decor wizard” and is also the voice behind PMQ for two (www.pmqfortwo.com) where she creates interiors and decor that are renter-friendly and creative.