25 Christmas Stockings That'll Sleigh Your Mantel

Stockings this cute means you get twice the presents.

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If you're in desperate need of updating your Christmas stockings, you've come to the right place. You could buy some brand new ones, or try out some creative DIYs—don't worry, we've got options for both. No matter what your skill level or price range, you'll find something on this list to dress up your mantel expertly for the holidays. Once you've got your stocking, don't miss out on our favorite gifts to tuck inside!

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DIY Candy
Use Your Old Pants

This cute Christmas stocking was made from an old pair of fleece pants—upcycling at its finest!

Get the tutorial at DIY Candy.

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Get Lyrical

We're millennials and we aren't even sorry.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!.

More: 20 Creative Ways to Personalize Your Christmas Stockings

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Tell Love and Party
Forest Feels

Gang's all here.

Get the tutorial at Tell Love and Party.

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Missing the warm days of summer? DIY a set of stockings that look just like your favorite colorful fruits.
 Get the tutorial at My Poppet Makes »
My Poppet Makes
Get Fruity

We're missing summer hard.

Get the tutorial at My Poppet Makes.

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Bring On The Flannel

Are these flannel stockings not the coziest ones you've ever seen? All you need is a roaring fire and you're set.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Kick Kitschy To The Curb

Bold, geometric patterns are exactly what the holidays were missing.

BUY NOW $13, etsy.com

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Monogram It

If you love a good monogram, you can't miss the opportunity to letter up your stockings. Make them all white for a winter wonderland theme.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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Michael Partenio
Felt FTW!

Pick between pinwheels, stripes, faux foliage, or your own embellishments to finish these cuties off.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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LaurenAstonDesigns on Etsy
Chunky Knit

Oversize knits are so in right now.

BUY NOW $81, Etsy

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Interiors by Sarah Langtry
Add Some Pom-Poms

We're so here for the pom-pom trim on these neutral stockings.

Get the tutorial at Interiors by Sarah Langtry.

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Happy at Home
Stripes on Stripes

To get your DIY stocking to lay flat, don't forget to trim the seam allowance along the heel and toe. Removing the excess fabric prevents any bumps or wrinkles.

Get the tutorial at Happy at Home.

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<p>Whether it's a name or a pattern, decorating your stocking with a phrase made out of tinsel immediately looks festive.</p><p><a href="http://theproperblog.com/diy/diy-tinsel-typography-christmas-stockings/" target="_blank"><em>Get the tutorial at Proper »</em></a> </p>
Proper
Turn Up For Tinsel

If you've got zero sewing skills, decorate your stockings with tinsel instead.

Get the tutorial at Proper.

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<p>Burlap is great for so many country-chic crafts —  like this stocking, which has a final touch of white eyelet trim.</p><p><a href="http://www.allparenting.com/my-home/articles/969677/make-your-own-pretty-burlap-christmas-stockings" target="_blank"><em>Get the tutorial at All Parenting »</em></a> </p>
All Parenting
Country-Style Christmas

Don't let your generic stocking be the eyesore of your farmhouse-style decor—make these burlap beauties instead.

Get the tutorial at All Parenting.

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A simple set of stripes offer a bold statement when the two colors pop (like white and lime green).

 Get the tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous »
Craftaholics Anonymous
Keep It Classic

Fact: If it's not green and red, it's not Christmas.

Get the tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous.

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Tell Love and Party
Pom Pom It Up

Spice up your old red and green stockings by getting colorful—wouldn't these rainbow pompoms look amazing over your fireplace?!

Get the tutorial at Tell, Love and Party.

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Etsy
Throw Your Dog a Bone
BurlapSeason etsy.com
$13.59

These adorable doggy stockings are perfect for the pup in your life.

BUY NOW $17, Etsy

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<p>Making use of leftover materials is just smart — and fun! This blogger used old flannel shirts to craft her stockings. </p><p><a href="http://www.gina-michele.com/2013/11/diy-rustic-upcycled-christmas-stocking.html" target="_blank"><em>Get the tutorial at Gina Michele »</em></a> </p>
Gina Michele
Upcycle

Maybe the most creative use for old flannel shirts yet.

Get the tutorial at Gina Michele.

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Whoville Inspired

These bold patterned, colorful stockings would make any Who proud.

Get the tutorial at Positively Splendid.

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Etsy
Mermaid Your Mantel
eugenie2 etsy.com
$29.95

Can't let go of summer? These mermaid stockings are perfect for the beach-lover in us all.

BUY NOW $30, Etsy

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Lia Griffith
Pet-Friendly Fun

Your pets deserve their own stocking, too! Customize your own for Mr. Fluffy by using soft wool blend felt. Don't worry, if making your pet's face seems a little tricky for your average DIY, Etsy shop Benzie Design's sells a ton of options to choose from.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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<p>Patchwork is a technique that's been around for quite some time           —  this blogger used a leftover piece of scrap fabric, held in place with a button, to hang from her mantle. </p><p><a href="http://blog.basicgrey.com/?p=3882" target="_blank"><em>Get the tutorial at Basic Grey »</em></a> </p>
Basic Grey
Patch It Up

Yeah—we're bringing patchwork back.

Get the tutorial at Basic Grey.

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For those who are crafty with a crochet needle, create a hefty stocking that is able to hold  tons of goodies. 

 Get the tutorial at Red Heart »
Red Heart
Crochet All Day

If you can work a crochet needle, you need to make these adorbs stockings.

Get the tutorial at Red Heart.

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Lia Griffith
Polar Bear Party

These simple DIY felt stockings let you customize them any way you'd like—including adding the cutest

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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If you (or mom, or grandma) has got a few old holiday tablecloths they don't have any use for, turn them into a stocking. 

 Get the tutorial at My So Called Crafty Life »
My So Called Crafty Life
Vintage Vibes

If you (or mom, or grandma) have a few old holiday tablecloths lying around, turn them into a stocking.

Get the tutorial at My So Called Crafty Life.

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