How To Make Brown Paper Christmas Stockings

How to make the cutest brown paper Christmas stockings to stuff with treats and pop into their Christmas stockings!

These Christmas stockings are the cutest, easiest and most gorgeous things in the whole world. I saw them on Pinterest a while ago and decided to make one for each of our three children, to go with their Christmas stockings on Christmas morning.

You can do any shape you like – stars, baubles, balls, trains…obviously this one is left open at the top, but I’d suggest that if you do any other shape, sew all the way around so you enclose the treats entirely.  Just don’t forget to stuff the treats in before you finish the sewing!

You will need:

  • Brown paper cut into your chosen shape in pairs.  Don’t forget to allow for enough room to do the actual sewing…!
  • Twine of your choice, or embroidery thread.
  • A needle with an eye large enough to take your chosen thread or twine.
  • A plaster for when you prick your finger.
  • A spare pair of shapes on standby ‘just in case’.
  • A glass of wine.


How to make the cutest brown paper Christmas stockings to stuff with treats and pop into their Christmas stockings!


What You Do:

  • Tie a knot in your thread (and make a hanging loop if you’d like to hang your stocking up…)
  • Sew the two shapes together.

That’s it!  The sun went in when I took this pic…


How to make the cutest brown paper Christmas stockings to stuff with treats and pop into their Christmas stockings!



Now I’ve popped in some Candy Canes, but you could put anything in – novelty pencils, Candy Cane drinking straws, sweets, Glitter pens, Eye Liners (for older ones obvs)…how cool are they??


How to make the cutest brown paper Christmas stockings to stuff with treats and pop into their Christmas stockings!


Please give this a go – they’re so easy and super cute.  The kids will love them!

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  • Lucy At Home
    October 12, 2016 AT 10:10 PM

    These are gorgeous! And so simple too. Although I’d definitely need the plaster! Haha #BrillBlogPosts

    • International Elf Service
      October 13, 2016 AT 9:02 AM

      Thank you Lucy – I’m pretty good at sewing and I still always prick myself!

  • Nico @ yumsome
    October 8, 2016 AT 4:11 PM

    Love the last three items on the list of needed things! **hic**

    Such a brilliant idea, and they look lovely too. Pinning this right now!

    • International Elf Service
      October 9, 2016 AT 11:12 PM

      Ha ha ha – yes very important items! I may make a whole string of them 🙂

  • The Tale of Mummyhood
    October 6, 2016 AT 2:03 PM

    These look so cute, and easy to make! I can’t wait to decorate up for Christmas, these will definitely be on the list of things to do!


  • five little doves
    October 6, 2016 AT 11:14 AM

    These are so sweet!! I’m going to make some with the children this Christmas, thank you for sharing! #brilliantblogpost

    • International Elf Service
      October 6, 2016 AT 12:33 PM

      They really are so sweet aren’t they?? I want to have several…brown paper is so versatile!

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