The holidays are a time when you come home with lots of stuff — albeit, stuff you want to eat, play with or otherwise enjoy — but still, it adds up. Before the influx of fun, new gifts, why not clear the decks while you, ahem, deck the halls? These three stocking how-tos will help you turn things you likely have sitting around the house into vessels for bite-sized goodies and miniature gifts.
Painted Pail Stockings.: I know, it’s not technically a stocking. But a) they’ll look just as pretty on your mantel and b) your family will love their Christmas morning chocolate stash just as much. Repurpose any size pail and paint it your favorite bright hue — I’m thinking our color of the month would be a beautiful choice. Get the full how-to >>
No-Knit Sweater Stockings: Turn old sweaters into adorably fuzzy stockings — and hang them from handmade chalkboard hangers. (Bonus points if you revamp a tacky Christmas sweater.) Get the full how-to here >>
What does your stocking look like? Tell us in the comments below.