DIY Felt Stockings with Tassels & Poms

DIY Christmas Stocking with Tassels and Pom-poms
When I was a child, decorating for Christmas was a sport. My Grandma (on my dad's side) and my mom would go ALL OUT and transformed both of their homes into seriously magical worlds. My Grandma chose a theme each year and would buy all new decorations to match. One year was a gilded gold with a white tree and my 12-year-old self thought I had walked into Buckingham Palace. My mom's place is always on point, as well. She has serious decorating chops all year round, but Christmas is when she really shines. I always try to sucker her into helping me decorate my place around the holidays. And now that we have Emerson, I'm so looking forward to the magic of holiday decor.

One of my favorite decorating moments was when the Christmas stockings went up on the mantle. They would hang there in eager anticipation waiting to be filled and all throughout December I would check mine to see if anything had arrived early.

So this year, I wanted to make personalized stockings for Emerson, Rich and I. Inspired by the ever-lovely Anthropologie stockings, I decided to go with a yarn tassel and pom-pom look on wool felt. Not only are the results pretty darn cute, but it was much more affordable than anything store-bought.

DIY Christmas Stocking with Tassels and Pom-poms

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DIY Tassel + Pom-Pom Christmas Stockings


  • 2.5 Yards of Wool Felt
  • Silver embroidery thread 
  • Gold embroidery thread
  • Yarn for tassels and pom-poms 
  • Scissors 
  • Size 20 Chenille Needle
  • Sewing pins


To begin, fold your wool felt in half. Trace a stocking shape on the felt by freehand or using a stocking you already have at home. Cut the shape out, both pieces of felt, so you have the front and back piece.  Use several sewing pins to keep the two felt pieces together (see image below). Using your silver embroidery thread, sew a blanket stitch around the perimeter of the stocking, leaving the top open.

Next, cut a 6" piece of felt for the top flap. Using the tracing paper method, write the name you'd like to embroider on the tracing paper, and secure it to the felt with sewing needs. I used a rope stitch for my letters and it was super easy and quick.

After you finish your name, fold one side up and do a blanket stitch to keep close the bottom. Secure it to the stocking with a blanket stitch on either side.

Now on to the yarn embellishments. You can definitely go crazy with this part, and feel free to make as many poms or tassels as you want. I bet you can come up with so many cool designs. I found myself trying to hold back on the poms and tassels because it was getting a little crazy. Make three yarn pom-poms in the colors of your choosing. Make two yarn tassels in the colors of your choosing. Secure the poms to the stocking using a needle and thread. Tie the tassels together and attach them to the top looped hook.

DIY Holiday Christmas Stocking Tassel & Pom-poms Instructions

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