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How to Decorate a Christmas Stocking
Decorating a Christmas stocking can be a fun project for the entire family. In fact, you don't need to make a stocking from scratch to be able to personalize it. Many store-bought stockings can be upgraded with embellishments that tie into your style.
These stocking decorating ideas range from easy to complex and are guaranteed to become a focal point of your holiday decorations. Whether you enhance your existing stockings or purchase new ones is up to you.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Personalize Stockings With Family Photos
Most people make personalized Christmas stockings by writing the name of each family member on the rim of the stocking. Make that concept more visual by adding individual photographs of your family members instead. The overall look is more unified when you treat each photo with the same filter, which in this case is a black and white overlay.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Cut Out Whimsical Creatures From FeltContinue to 4 of 16 below.
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Create a Rustic Monogram Using Wood Slices
If you want to make your stockings appear more rustic, add customized name tags using wood slices. All you need to do is drill a hole into the wood slice and add on a name using a felt tip pen. If your handwriting is not very good, consider using vinyl lettering instead.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Tie on Some Large White Pom PomsContinue to 6 of 16 below.
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Stamp on Names and Add Festive AccentsContinue to 7 of 16 below.
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Make Monogram PinsContinue to 8 of 16 below.
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Stuff Stockings With Painted Pine Cones
Elegant Christmas stockings are usually pretty simple. They come in luxurious fabrics that have soft textures and are generally neutral toned. What makes these stockings more elegant is their stuffing. Consider adding glittery painted pine cones inside a sweater stocking to recreate this look.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Dangle Chipboard Letters and Jingle BellsContinue to 10 of 16 below.
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Convert Luggage Tags Into Stocking Decorations
If you want to add a name tag that will withstand many years of being stuffed inside a holiday tote, consider using luggage tags. A soft brown leather luggage tag will bring a rustic element to your stocking. Print off names on a yellow toned paper so the tags look vintage.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Fill Stockings With Faux Greenery and Ornaments
If you have stockings you don't want to change, consider switching up what you put inside the top of the stocking. To add a farmhouse element to your stocking set up, stuff the inside with faux green boxwood along with gold and silver ball ornaments.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Embellish an Entire Stocking With Pom Poms
For a whimsical boho stocking, embellish the exterior with a variety of different colored pom-poms. Instead of choosing every possible color, try to stick to between 3-6 colors all within the same tone. For instance, you might choose pastels or you might choose jewel tones.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Embroider on a Name in CursiveContinue to 14 of 16 below.
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Craft a Boho Stocking Using Leather Trees
In most cases, a burlap-toned fabric stocking might be considered rustic or farmhouse. In this case, the combination of leather and a drop cloth creates a very modern bohemian vibe. The easiest shape to cut out of leather would be these Christmas trees, but you can experiment with other seasonal shapes like snowflakes or candy canes.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Decorate Christmas Stockings With Rickrack and Pom Pom TrimContinue to 16 of 16 below.
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Clip on a Single Evergreen Branch
Don't overthink stocking decorating. In many instances, editing down your decorating is a good idea. Sometimes the simplest touches will make the biggest impact. All this crafter did to elevate her stockings was clip on small evergreen branches using clothespins. The plain stocking is decorated with a simple farmhouse stamp and cursive name that are both meant to look faded.