Make pretty stockings that will hang all the way down the mantel. Long, stretchy and the perfect length for filling with sparkly boxes this season. This first version uses a pair of tights, and doesn’t even involve sewing! It’s a snap. Simply fold one leg of the tight into the other and push all the way through. The stocking can be made with any size tights and the pattern combinations are endless. I think it is exceptionally sweet in a little size for the kids.

For a more grown up version of the long hanging stocking. Grab a pair of above the knee boot socks, cut the ends off, and hand stitch together. Add in buttons and details for extra charm. It is an easy project for bringing a crafted and modern feel to your holiday decor. The colors and textures can be mixed by picking from trendy socks, and will make for a pretty mantel that can fit any style.

Photography by Samantha Pierson.