DIY Christmas Stockings

Well Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to fill my time than to make a pair of homemade stockings, right?!
Right.

Since Luke and I are newlyweds beginning a whole new life together, we’re mostly bereft of the Christmas decor essentials that come from years and years of gifts, elementary school crafts, and random purchases (i.e. the classic “My First Christmas” ornaments, the popsicle stick picture frames, and the 48+ random Santa Claus figurines you thought would be a good idea to start collecting).

Anyway, since our tree currently has 4 ornaments on it, our apartments has been decorated by 3 strands of 99¢ Goodwill half-broken lights, and I’ve become a master of the paper snowflake (nothing says frugal like a dozen printer-paper-cutouts hanging from your ceiling), I thought I would add to the crafty-DIY-Christmas-ness by making some homemade stockings.
It’s was very easy.
(Actually, it would have been easier with a sewing machine. Don’t judge my stitching…)
But nonetheless, anyone can do this!

All you need is:
2 different fabrics (I used some of my leftover stuff)
Needle & thread (or SEWING MACHINE!)
Hot glue gun
Lace or ribbon for the trim
Buttons! (or any decor item you like)

Then, you’ll simply cut the fabric out into a “boot” shape (there’s lots of templates online. OR, use a sock like I did. Hah.) and sew the unattached ends together.
Add the other fabric by sewing it all around the lip of the opening.
Turn it inside out.
Fold the opening flap down so the other fabric shows.
Iron.
Hot-glue ribbon trim around the edge.
Use the same ribbon to make a “loop” to hang the stocking.
Glue buttons or whatever else on.
Enjoy.

Pretty simple. Check it out:

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