Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed taught how to customize Christmas stockings at a west elm LA workshop last month, and it was so popular that we had to share this last-minute DIY with everyone out there who wants to make their holiday a little more personal!
Classic with a twist is the name of the game for this updated take on monogrammed stockings. Choose your own combination of fonts and personalize a family heirloom that you’ll use for years to come.
DIY Monogrammed Stockings
Ball point pen
E-6000 or similar strong glue
Chelsea’s printable alphabet template
1. Begin by downloading and printing the two alphabets onto cardstock. Choose the combination of fonts that you’d like to use. Feel free to mix and match!
2. Cut out the letters that you’ll be using for your monogram. If you need to use an X-Acto knife, be sure to set down a cutting mat. Most letters should be easily cut using only scissors.
3. Place a letter ink side down onto your felt. Hold it steady with one hand and trace around it using the pen. The letter will be backwards so that any pen marks left behind on the felt will now be hidden on the back side.
4. Flip the letter over so that you are looking at the front side. If you can see any pen marks left over on the back, carefully trim away just the fibers with ink on them.
5. Cut out the remainder of your letters in felt, repeating steps 3 and 4.
6. Arrange the letters on the stocking, rearranging until you’re happy with the formation.
7. One letter at a time, spread glue on the back of the letters with a cotton swab. Try to get glue all the way to the edges but not so much that it will be visible.
8. Gently lay the letter back down and affix it to the stocking, applying firm pressure to smooth it out.
9. Repeat with all letters and let them dry according to the directions on the glue packaging.
10. Hang your stockings and have a very happy holiday!
Chelsea Costa is the founder of Lovely Indeed, a blog about living a DIY lifestyle and all of the happiness that comes with it. Read more here, or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.