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How to Make a Leather Monogram Stocking

by Marlene Sauer
DIY Leather Monogram Stocking
Images by Marlene Sauer

Ahh, the stocking -- a staple of Christmas celebrations! Have your stockings been hung yet? If not, we've got a great modern idea for you today that you will love: DIY leather monogram stockings! They are simple to make and totally in keeping with a minimal holiday decor style

If you've never embroidered, don't worry -- you only need to one stitch, the blanket stitch. Keep reading to see how to make your own!       

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$5 DIY! Personalize Stockings with a Simple Embroidery Stitch

by Holly Wade
$5 DIY! Personalize Stockings with a Simple Embroidery Stitch
Photo: Holly Wade

If there's one thing that I think needs to be personalized for everyone in the family, it's Christmas stockings! Come Christmas morning and everyone is swapping stockings, it's the perfect way to organize whose stocking belongs to whom (and to make sure that Santa doesn't get confused, of course). With this simple embroidery stitch, it's easy to personalize stockings for only $5! Whether you're sewing your own Christmas stockings or buying your favorite color at Target, the personalized embroidery makes them elegant but cute for everyone in your house!

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You Can Totally Make These: Hand-Painted Scandinavian Stockings

by M.E. Gray

Make These: Hand-painted Scandinavian-inspired stockings

Guess what? Christmas is almost here! I'm super excited, and grateful that I can finally start to decorate my home for the holidays. Last year I went for a Scandinavian-theme with my holiday decor, and this year I'm continuing the motif. I love the care and simplicity of the Nordic patterns that pop up during this season, and I decided I wanted to replicate those patterns on some hand-painted Scandinavian stockings. It was easier than it looks - keep reading to see how it works!               

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Gift Guide: 18 Colorful Stocking Stuffers for Design & Decor Lovers

by Capree K

Gift Guide: 18 Colorful Stocking Stuffers for Design & Decor Lovers

Is there someone on your list whose idea of relaxing involves scouring Pinterest for home decor inspiration, possibly with a glass of wine in hand? This gift guide is for you (them)!

Stocking stuffers are a great opportunity to give small, unique gifts that the recipient would *probably* not ever buy for themselves, whether humorous, functional, or otherwise. Today, we're sharing 18 unique gifts that any decor-obsessed design lover would love to find in their stocking.      

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make an Atomic Age DIY Stocking!

by Capree K

Mid-Century Modern Christmas: How to Make an Atomic Age DIY Stocking!

Curbly recently had the great pleasure of creating a series of Mid-Century Modern holiday decorations for DIY Network, including everything from ornaments to stockings to wreaths. We'll be sharing the projects one-by-one. This week's DIY holiday project? Awesome space-age stockings! Check it out!

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?

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Gift Guide: Sweet Stocking Stuffers for Men, Women and Kids (All Under $20)

by Alicia Lacy

2012 Curbly Gift Guides: Stocking Stuffers for Men, Women and Children

Stocking stuffers are my very favorite thing about the holidays. There's something completely magical about the tiny things. Once again, we've compiled our annual collection of stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Below is a list of the gems we found this year. We followed three simple rules while putting together this collection:

1. Everything must fit into a stocking.
2. Everything must be under $20.
3. Everything must be...

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