Do you ever find that you need another stocking for your mantel because someone is visiting or you have a new cat or dog (yes, I put out stockings for my pets!) and you just don’t want to go and buy another stocking because 1. they’re expensive or 2. it’s hard to find a stocking that matches your other stockings? Well, just DIY a stocking! I’ve got the full DIY No-Sew Christmas Stocking Tutorial for you below, plus it’s super easy because it’s NO SEW since I can’t sew to save my life! I have these beautiful (meaning expensive) knitted white stockings from a few years ago that I found on sale after the holidays and there is no way I will ever be able to find more, so if I need more stockings on my mantel, I either have to find something that matches or make my own, and this year, I decided to make my own in case I need an extra one for friends or family on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. And if you would like to make this stocking, I’ve got the full tutorial right here below. First you will need a few supplies, but not a lot, because remember, it’s NO SEW! You will need some felt (about half a yard will make 2 stockings), scissors, hot glue gun and glue, pins, paper (butcher paper, parchment paper, or newspaper all work), a marker, and decorations (I used rick-rack and poms).Step 1: Draw an outline of a stocking on your paper and cut it out.
Step 2: Then fold your felt in half and pin the stocking in place.
Step 3: Cut out your stocking by cutting around your template. Step 4: Using your hot glue gun, glue your two pieces of felt together. Go slow, and only do a few inches at a time. Remember, don’t glue the top closed! Step 5: Turn your stocking inside out. Then add your decorations using your hot glue gun. And then you have your stocking! Ready to fill with stocking stuffers! And now that you’ve got your stockings hung, don’t forget to “stock up” for the holidays on any batteries you might need for toy or tech gifts you might be giving. Batteries make excellent stocking stuffers! I remember my mom would wrap up the batteries needed for toys and put them in my stocking. As an adult, I now realize that this is hilarious because the kid is like, “oh, great, batteries … thanks, Mom!”