Christmas Stockings come in various attractive shapes, colors, sizes, and patterns. Often used as a decorative item during Christmas, they are hung up by the chimney over the fireplace. This jolly tradition has been around since a very long time and helps give a distinct feel to Christmas Eve.
When it comes to the reason of hanging stockings, there is an old belief that a father and his three daughters weren’t well to do. His daughters were beautiful, however considering their financial condition, them getting married would be a challenge. Then one day, Saint Nicholas was walking past this house, knowing that the family was poor and that the father would not accept charity, he decided to slide down their house chimney one night. There he could see the girls’ stockings which were drying by the fireplace. Saint Nicholas then proceeded to fill up these stockings with gold coins and then disappeared into the night. The next morning the girls found the gold coins and were overjoyed.
No one knows the exact time when this event took place, but it will stay for many good years. The reason some people find oranges in their stockings is that the oranges are meant to represent the gold coins which the girls had seen.
Stockings are an integral part of the Christmas feel, and there are available various beautiful ones. These DIY Christmas stockings feel entirely authentic and are handmade with materials such as wool, cotton, etc. making them unique. Here is a list of some pretty stockings you could add to your decoration.
1. CustoMary Santa Striped Stockings
These DIY stockings add to the red and white color combination decoration for the Christmas feel. Having read and white vertical stripes go well with a white background wall which helps them stand out. These stockings go well with basic decorative patterns as they are the standard colors of Christmas.
2. Christmas Style Seamless DIY Stocking.
This traditionally stitched seamless pattern stocking comes in a variety of colors each meant to suit different backgrounds and themes. These stockings have a fantastic finish which makes them appear free of imperfections. Coupled with some good lighting, these stockings can be a great collection.
3.Scottish Embroidery DIY Stockings
These stockings, as the name suggest, are woven according to the authentic Scottish print. Families having such a background can incorporate these stockings. They even come in different colors to match your background themes.
4. Minimalistic Patterned DIY Stocking
These stockings give off a more modern than the traditional vibe. Pleated in one color, these stockings give the choice of various simple patterns such as snowflakes, reindeer and so on. As they are not very loud patterned stockings, they go well with other similar styled backgrounds.
5. Elegant Ivory Stocking
Another minimalistic stocking is the Elegant Ivory Stocking. Having two thin vertical red lines running from the bottom of the heal to the top of the stocking, this pattern is straightforward and goes well with similar colored (white) decorations. White flowers make an excellent addition to this stocking.
6. Contemporary Jazz
These stockings are nothing like what the traditional patterns are designed like. Instead, they have multiple small images of your child’s favorite cartoon character all over, making it an essential decorative item if there kids in the house.
7. Soft Nudge Stocking
This next stocking is a one color smooth materialled DIY stocking suitable for the people who prefer to keep things simple. Additionally, they come woven with a large-sized initial close to the neck of the Christmas stocking.
8. Modern Nostalgic
These stockings come in a variety of patterns, with one element remaining constant, the subtle soft tone associated with them. These prints could include simple cars traveling on a hill, a reindeer, a couple of arrows and so on. They provide a melancholic which feels ecstatic in the colder months.
9. Warm Fashionable
These multi-pattern and design stockings look like they came straight out of a fashion catalog. They provide various colors and designs to choose from and go well with a modern themes house.
10. Extravagant Royalty
Assume great kings and queens celebrated Christmas in their kingdoms. While at it, try to imagine the kind of stockings they would be hanging up if they did rejoice. If you cannot, taking a look at these beautiful stockings will do the job. Coming woven with an elegant clasp, these stockings provide a royal feel and go well with traditional as well as modern decorative themes.
In conclusion, their variations in the stockings are equivalent to the changes in the possible decorative ideas for your home. Choosing the right one amongst this list of beautiful DIY Christmas stockings will definitely not disappoint. As they are hand-made, these designs will not be available quickly and commonly making it a good conversation topic for your guests.