Give Old Christmas Stockings New Life With Faux Fur

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10 Minutes
Easy

Every year I end up buying something new to decorate for Christmas. New things come out & I get pulled in just like everyone else.


This year the 1 thing I really wanted to change was our Christmas Stockings. Should I buy new or keep using what we have? I decided to keep it sustainable & give our old stockings new life with faux fur.


This project was free since I already had everything on hand. But even with

give old christmas stockings new life with faux fur

We've had these stockings for 4 or 5 years. I love the velvet fabric & the monogram (on the flip side). But when I couldn't find them with monograms for all 6 of us, I ended up changing them after the 1st year.

give old christmas stockings new life with faux fur

I just added these letter ornaments that I'd previously bought for the tree. These are also about 4-5 years old but I had 1 for every member of the family. Perfect.

give old christmas stockings new life with faux fur

This year I felt like these stockings really needed updating & of course my 1st instinct was to go buy new ones. Even though we already have 3 of these, 4 of another style, & too many to count that our littlest has made over the years.


Obviously new Christmas stockings are the last thing we need!

give old christmas stockings new life with faux fur

I sat on this for a week trying to figure out what I wanted to do. Then I ran across this faux fur remnant I'd recently bought & forgot about


Faux fur is everywhere these days so I thought this would be the perfect update. Especially since I had no plans for this remnant at all when I bought it. It was on clearance... what can I say?

give old christmas stockings new life with faux fur

I started by {loosely} measuring out the fur to fit the cuff of the stocking. After measuring & cutting the first cuff, I used it as a template for the rest of my stockings.

give old christmas stockings new life with faux fur

Add a bead of hot glue along the top & bottom edges of the stocking cuff on 1 side. Then flip it over & do the same on the other side.


To seal it, run a bead of glue down the seam of the cuff, and on the inside of each of the ends of the faux fur. Press the 2 ends of the fur together while pushing the "seam" into the seam of the cuff.

Here's a video that might make it easier to see how to close up - skip to 1:20 to see that part.

give old christmas stockings new life with faux fur

And there you have it! And old Christmas stocking made new again!! Extra score for the monogram!


For more details on this project including a few tips check out the original blog post here.


Happy Christmas!!

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