Easy and Cute Eco-Friendly Christmas Stockings

DO you have old sweaters?

I have some stacked in the back of my closet. you know the ones, stretched out, pilled up, and stained.

Well, go grab them and let's make some sweet Christmas stockings for next to nothing!

DIY Upcycled Sweater Stocking from Too Much Time On My Hand

This is the sweater I started with. I just cut out a stocking shape, with the sweater zipped so it had a front and back. No, I didn't measure or use a template or anything because I am impatient like that and then when the finished product is wonky, I just call it "rustic." If you are more precise, you can always draw or print out a template on a large piece of paper and trace it onto the sweater.

Sweater Stocking from Too Much Time On My Hands 3 copy

Then I grabbed a large plastic needle and my jute and just started sewing around the edges.

Sweater Stocking from Too Much Time On My Hands 1 copy

I added some extra stitches along the top and a little loop for easy hanging.

Sweater Stocking from Too Much Time On My Hands 4 copy

Then I cut the letter h out of a granola bar box and hot glued sticks to the front.

Sweater Stocking from Too Much Time On My Hands 2 copy

I tied the letter to the top of the stocking and it is now ready for Santa to fill with goodies!

Sweater Stocking from Too Much Time On My Hands 5 copy

If you are into eco-firendly Christmas ideas check out my

countdown to Christmas pallet sign, upcycled album chalkboard,  and mantle decoration made from an old fence.

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Comments

  1. Julie says:

    “…No, I didn’t measure or use a template or anything because I am impatient like that and then when the finished product is wonky, I just call it “rustic.” ” Ha! Too funny. I do the same thing. Sometimes, I just want to get a project done and I just go for it. No protocols. BTW, I like how it turned out. :)

    Julie

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