Colorful Christmas Stockings

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For most of us, no Christmas is complete without the tradition of hanging stockings on the mantel. We've put together some outstanding stocking styles to inspire you.

Jolly Jester Stocking

Choose soft polar fleece for a silly-shape stocking to hold special surprises from Santa.

Quilted Velvet Stockings

Quilted velvet looks beautiful as the basis for these elegant stockings. To finish the tops, sew triangles of satin in two colors; add tassel trim and ball fringe for a fancy finish.

Striped Wool Stockings

For a cozy, nostalgic look, hand-knit wooly striped stockings or purchase similar designs. Make or buy them in pairs so you can use them to stay warm long after Christmas is over.

Felted Jester Stockings

A nostalgic red wagon makes a portable presentation of animated jester stockings. Make the simple stockings from felt and embellish each one with felt shapes that fit each family member's personality. For a bit of whimsy, top each toe with a yarn pom-pom.

Christmas Stockings from Worn Sweaters

Recycling is frugal and fashionable. Worn sweaters and outerwear find new purpose when decorated as one-of-a-kind stockings.

Flower Power Stockings

Felt gives you the option of creating nearly any shape of decoration. These flowers sport two-tone petals, and the stockings have a small floral "bow" decoration on the top corner.

Personalized Pastel Stockings

Pastel ornaments and candles set the tone for the colorful stockings and gift wraps below. This look is a fun way to add color into your holiday decorating and have it feel at home with the colors in your room's decor.

Woven Ribbon Stocking

An unconventional color palette and sophisticated materials make these woven stockings perfect for grown-ups and children alike.

Lime Green-and-Aquamarine Stocking

Garnish the table edge with store-bought
stockings of green and blue to which you add sparkling buttons and colored tinsel designs.

Diamond-Quilted Dazzler Stocking

The soft colors and quilted fabric of this standout stocking make a nice contrast to the traditional reds and greens of Christmas.

Modern Felt Stockings

Unique designs give these felt stockings contemporary style.

Pink Patterned Christmas Stockings

Make the most of your home's decorating scheme by putting up holiday decorations that complement existing colors and style. Though pink might be a daring choice for holiday items, it looks right at home in this pink-and-white living room.

Red-and-White Stockings

These intricately patterned stockings will be the talk of the party.

Bright-Colors Christmas Stocking

Is your home done in wild tones? Then a colorful stocking like this just might be the perfect match for you.

Humorous Holiday Stockings

You can't help but smile when you catch a glimpse of these funky stockings hanging from the mantel. Nestle coordinating Christmas glass balls in boughs of pine to complete the whimsical look.

Diamond-Quilted Dazzler Stocking

The soft colors and quilted fabric of this standout stocking make a nice contrast to the traditional reds and greens of Christmas.

Fun Color

Is your home done in wild tones? Then a colorful stocking like this may just be the perfect match for you.

Humorous Holiday

You can't help but smile when you catch a glimpse of these funky stockings hanging from the mantel. Nestle coordinating Christmas glass balls in boughs of pine to complete the whimsical look.

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