Thrifty Christmas Stockings

I'm excited to share with you my latest craft, DIY, recycled project. You see, I really really like those cozy looking knitted Christmas stockings hanging in the Christmas shops. I just can't find reason in spending so much money on them. They can cost you around 35.00 each! That's when I got the bright idea to just make my own and it only cost me some pocket change.

I went to the local Goodwill store,  I love thrift stores. I found just the right sweater in white. I chose white  because I plan to do mostly white colors this Christmas. I think it will ad some light on the dreary days we have been experiencing lately. 

I didn't give much planning on how I was going to accomplish making these. I just had a shape in mind and started cutting. By the way, I washed the sweater first because you just never know. I cut the stockings in a position where I only had one seam to sew up.

Then I used a sewing machine and stitched them it up. Ok, these may be a little sloppy but I'm definitely not a seamstress and barely even know how to work a sewing machine. I can do one stitch, that's it. You can also sew them by hand using yarn or thread if you wish. I actually like the imperfect homemade look about them.

I created a couple pompoms and....
wah lah! 
Now I have two high dollar, over priced looking, knitted Christmas stockings that only cost me 2.99. That's a little over 1.00 for each stocking. Win!

Oh but that's not all. I used the sleeves of the sweater and created sweater covers for the a wine bottles. 

That's right, no more hiding the wine when the preacher visits! Ha!

Now I have to go back and purchase another sweater to make a third stocking. Then they "will be hung on the mantel with care, in hopes St. Nick will soon be there."

Tis the season

I've shared this at:
cooking-crafting-j-j-link at pluckys-secondthought
two-uses-tuesday at sarahcelebrates
amaze-me-monday at dwellings-theheartofyourhome


  1. I love it. I was wondering if you hand whipped the seam or on a sewing machine? Not being good at sewing, could you turn the sweater inside out and sew it before cutting? (Now I have no idea if one can sew a knit on a machine. LOL). My Sister once made the family 'felt' socks and we thought it was such a great gift. So Imma thinking maybe next year, Christmas presents to the Grands, and Great Grands.
    Love the wine covers!!! Te white balls set them all OFF!

    Thanks for the super idea.

  2. I too love your stockings and wine cover! Great job Lisa!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  3. OH my gosh...such a great idea that I never would have thought of!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Oh I love these!!! I am so into knitted Christmas stockings and these are such an easy way to get them. Great idea!!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my Christmas decor, too. Happy Saturday!

  5. Absolutely brilliant! I knew when I was going to scroll down to comment, that there would be several before me. One of your best posts! This post should be in a magazine and I think you would get into Homes & Gardens or any magazine with your idea and pictures. Ohhhh, I just love it!!! Wait till my husband sees this - He loves to stop by thrift stores. Excellent, supurb post my friend!!!!