Martha, Martha: Stockings

When Keegan and I first moved to Kansas City, I had absolutely no money. So, when Christmas came around, I didn’t have the budget to buy beautiful stockings. I only had the cash to craft ours with cheap stockings, felt and lots of glitter (the cure-all for all crafts gone wrong).


This beautiful photo was taken by Megan.

Since that time, I have wanted to upgrade our stockings every year, but Keegan is not on board, because he likes our current ones. I personally think he likes their price. So, after having a baby, it was time to add a stocking for her to the mix. And, for less than $10, I made one. It is my favorite so far.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to make stockings, all you’ll need is a felt stocking, sheets of felt, leftover buttons or sequins, glitter, parchment paper, thread, pins, needles and glue.

The first time I made these, I used red stockings, but I couldn’t find a red one anywhere this time. Apparently, these cheap $1 stockings go like hot cakes in red. Instead, I found this pink one and thought it would be pretty cute. I chose red glitter and pink felt, along with silver glitter to jazz it up.

Here’s how to make one for yourself:

1. Use a pen or marker to draw your shape(s). I chose a star and made a variety of sizes. The black marker I had been using bled through, so I had to use a pen on the light pink felt.

2. Cut out the shapes.

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3. Place your shapes.

4. When you’re happy with the layout, secure them with straight pins.

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5. Turn the stocking inside out and sew the stars on using a simple stitch. I basically made one small stitch in the center of each. Looping and knotting my thread several times until it felt secure. If you’re uncomfortable sewing, then I think you could just hot glue to attach your shapes.

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6. Turn the stocking right side out and add buttons, sequins or any other embellishments. You can use hot glue or simply stitch them on.

7. On a piece of parchment or wax paper, use glue to write the person’s name. Now, shake on the glitter until it’s covered.

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8. Gently shake the stocking over the paper to remove any excess glitter. Then, let it dry.

Simply, hang and enjoy.


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