Playful, Colorful Christmas Stockings

Playful, Colorful Christmas Stockings

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 11th 2020

You or the kids can personalize Christmas stockings this year with SoSoft® Fabric Paints.


    • cardboard
    • masking tape
    • needle and thread
    • yarn
    • small flat brush
    • medium flat brush
    • pompons
    • tassels
    • scissors
    • canvas stockings
    • color pencil


    1. Trace the stocking onto a piece of cardboard. Cut out to create forms to place inside each stocking while being painted. (It will prevent paint from soaking through to the other side.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Plan where you would like to place your colors and mask off where the different colors will be.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a light color pencil, draw on a rounded heel and toe. Paint the heel and toe of the first stocking with Peacock Teal, using a medium flat brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint Peacock Teal onto the top section of the first stocking in a pattern of half rings. For the second stocking, draw on a floral pattern (or trace using the provided pattern) in the center section. Paint around the flowers with Peacock Teal.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Draw on a scalloped edge around the heel and toe of the second stocking. TIP: Use a light color pencil that will not show through the fabric paint.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Optional: Draw on a letter in the section between the heel and the toe of each stocking.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a small flat brush, paint Santa Red onto each stocking in the areas planned for red. TIP: Paint around the edges first and then fill in the areas with color.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. TIP: Painting with one color of a time helps reduce clean-up and time.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Optional: If you added an initial, draw some floral designs inside the letter for a cute addition.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Using Bright Coral, paint flowers and accents onto each stocking.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Fill in the areas intended as green on each stocking with Christmas Green.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Add Bright Yellow as an unexpected pop of color to the stockings.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. For the areas where you want to have white, leave the canvas unpainted and add accents with dots of colors. Let stockings dry completely.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. When the stockings are dry, add some sparkle into the Santa Red areas with Red Twilight (Glitter). Allow to dry.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. For the Peacock Teal areas, paint on Sea Aqua (Glitter). Allow to dry.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. For the Bright Yellow areas, paint on Clear Ice (Glitter). Allow to dry.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Pick pre-made pompons and tassels to embellish the stockings. (Or make your own pompons and tassels with the attached tassel and pompon instructions and photos. I chose to make my own out of pink and red yarn.)
    34. Instruction #17
    35. Sew or glue the tassels onto the stocking.
    36. Instruction #18
    37. Sew or glue the pompoms onto the stocking.
    38. Instruction #19
    39. Paint a variety of stockings that coordinate for family and friends!.
    40. Instruction #20
    41. Group together with other decorations to have a bright, colorful holiday season.
    42. Instruction #21


    Diy Pom Pom Step Instructions
    Diy Pom Pom Step Photos
    Diy Tassel Step Instructions
    Diy Tassel Step Photos
    Flower Pattern