16 Christmas Stocking Hanging Ideas (that don't require a fireplace)

by DIY Maven
Christmas stocking hanging ideas
Source: Coco Kelley

Okay, so you have TONS of tutorials for Christmas stockings that you could tackle between now and Christmas, but you don't have a mantel on which to hang them. Not to worry! Santa doesn't really care where the stockings are hung (he has an uncanny ability to find them wherever they are). What I've heard is that he actually LIKES to find them hanging in less prosaic places. If true, these 10 Christmas stocking hanging ideas will surely please him.       

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Roundup: How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays

by DIY Maven

Roundup: How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays

Young, old, cat, dog, everybody enjoys a discovering a filled stocking on Christmas morning. The BEST stockings have always been and will ever be homemade. From machine sewn to no-sew, from knit to crochet, in this round up, we've amassed hundreds--yes hundreds--of stocking tutorials to help you make this Christmas joyful and bright!

To ease ourselves into things, we're going to start with a super-simple  stocking-making video from Hobby...

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Curbly Gift Guide: 29 Perfect Stocking Stuffers

by Alicia Lacy

Curbly's stocking stuffers gift guide 2011

Something about mid-November stirs my holiday spirit and revs up my gift-list-making muscles. Stocking stuffers are my favorite gifts to buy; there's something magical about tiny, great things. As a child, waking up on Christmas morning was exciting because our house rules allowed for going through our stockings' contents without parents (I now realize this was a total ploy to buy my dear old parents another snoozy 45 minutes).

Everything in...

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Christmas Stocking Roundup

by DIY Maven


The internets are LOADED with Christmas stocking patterns. Here are some that have caught my eye.

Above, so small but so sweet, a duo of knit stockings from Little Cotton Rabbits

Below, a fresh and simple pattern via PDF from Amy Butler.

created at: 12/08/2010

I like these jingle bell stockings from Martha, but....

I think I like this felt slipper idea even better. Perfect to slip under the tree Christmas eve in those houses that don't...

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Sweater Stockings

by Lilybee

We've had upcycled sweater cushion covers here on Curbly before, and very fabulous they were too. These Christmas stockings from Martha may be their second cousins.

created on: 12/16/08

To make them you need

  • A sweater (cardigans or Henley tops seem to be simplest)
  • Thread
  • The downloadable stocking template included in the instructions.

Head over for the full skinny. You could felt the sweater before you made the stocking, I reckon that would give more...

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