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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.

Stocking Pails
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 >>

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Handmade Sweater Stockings

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 >>

Leather Stockings
Leather Stockings: Give your mantel a high-fashion makeover by turning that 90s leather jacket into a chic stocking. Get the full how-to >>

More Handmade Holiday Projects

What does your stocking look like? Tell us in the comments below.


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  2. paz says:

    I have enjoyed visiting this blog, such a nive collection so much creativity, You should look up this bohemian handmade jewelry shop on etsy I bealive you will like it and the prices too.
    with blessing of love and light,

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