DIY Pom-Pom Stockings

DIY Pom-Pom Stockings

diy pom pom stocking project

Have you ever had a light bulb moment in the middle of the dollar store?

You’re harried and rushed and your cart is full of things you couldn’t resist for a dollar like an entire row of glittered reindeer and mugs that say merry and tiny jingle bells that may become something one day.

And then you see those red stockings.

And roll your eyes.

Enough with the red stockings you think.

You’ve seen those stockings since episodes of Saved By the Bell appeared on television.

And then it happens.

Brilliant idea number 1028…..

….DIY pom-pom stockings.

pom pom stocking diy project

First of all, pom-poms make everything look a little more festive.

I’ve made pom-pom pillows and pom-pom garland and pom-pom trim, but stockings?

Especially stockings that are only $1.00?

I almost sang the Hallelujah chorus right in the middle of aisle seven.

pom pom stocking project

To make the project all you need are those basic red stockings, yarn, glue and a library card.

You probably have some of those stockings sitting around the house.

Left over from the days when Jessie and Slater were meeting each other by the lockers after fifth period.

pom pom stocking diy

Start your pom poms by winding yarn around a library card.

And you thought it was only for checking out books.

Any yarn will do, but the chunkier the yarn, the fluffier the pom-poms.

Wind it 25 times around the card.

pom pom project

Gently pull it off the card.

Tie a 6 inch piece of yarn around the middle.

Then cut through all the loops of yarn.

pom pom

Then fluff.


And repeat until your pom-pom is the size and shape you want.

You’ll need five pom-poms per stocking.

diy pom pom stockings

Then simply glue the pom-poms onto the stocking using fabric glue.

I added four pom-poms on the front and one on the top.

Let the pom-poms dry on the stockings before you hang them up.

DIY Pom Pom Stocking That’s it.




Even Mr. Belding could make one. 🙂

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  1. Your pretty stockings look wonderful! The pom poms made such a difference. This I will definitely be doing to create some unique stockings. Many thanks.

  2. #yummypompoms
    Love, love!!! : )

  3. Brilliant! Those stockings look fabulous. I have made pom-poms before but never using a library card…lol. Genius!

  4. Do I have one of those Dollar Store Stockings hanging around? Why yes I do! 😉
    And a library card!
    And looky here, some fat white yarn!
    Done and Done.
    Thank you again for making me look like the genius I’m not. <3

  5. GREAT IDEA- love it! hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas! So glad I found your blog this year Karianne- you brighten my days!

  6. Well, you just took inexpensive dollar store stockings up several notches – very clever! Pinned to my Holiday Decorating Board to share.

  7. Best stockings ever!!!! ❤️

  8. Totally of subject….tell me about the stair runner by those adorable Pom Pom stockings!

  9. PRETTY DARN CUTE !!!!! You’re a genious.

  10. Adding pompoms makes everything look better! Love!

  11. Girl, i’s sitting here stirring caramels and now all I want to do is make puffy white pom pom balls! A bunch along a garland would look so cute!
    Have a jolly day,
    The Other Marian

  12. Oh my gosh, The days of Saved By The Bell were not when I was young, but my kiddos love the reruns! Your stockings are adorable. And what an easy project. I think I’ll run out and see if I can get a few stockings and make some too. When my children got married they took their stocking with them. LOVE this idea…and you! Merry Christmas rock star friend!

  13. You are brilliant! Where do these fabulous ideas spring from? Who are you really? The stockings look fabulous and the price is just right!

  14. You are right…pompoms make everything more festive! I haven’t made them in years…and I’m inspired! Thanks for sharing!

  15. must see glitter reindeer, must see merry mugs….;)

  16. Love your pom pom stockings!! They are perfect.

  17. Do pompoms EVER really go out of style???

  18. LOVE this! Transforms the stockings! Again a brilliant idea!!

  19. So cute hanging on your railing! I love how you think and follow through!! Linda

  20. Cute! I’m a pom-pom making pro from back in the old days of jr. high school, lol. We used to cut a small piece of cardboard in different sizes depending on the size of pom-pom we wanted. Some of those little pom-poms ended up on our shoes…yes it was the 80’s…lol.

  21. Lanita Anderson :

    Love, love, love your pom pom stockings!! What a cute idea…not to mention fun!! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Oh my gosh…these scream Holly Jolly Christmas!

  23. stephanie bauling :

    Adorable!!! I started making pom poms to make a tree garland…of course ran out of time and used them on packages instead!! So cute and fluffy!!! thank you for the inspiration!!

  24. LOVE these! So cute!

  25. These are ADORABLE! So cute. I can’t resist PomPoms 🙂 Merry Christmas

  26. I purchased 4 furry red stocking at the Big Lots Saturday. I’m going to spend Christmas with my Mama, who has gobs and gobs of yarn in every color known to Hobby Lobby. She doesn’t know it yet, but we’ll be making white pom poms this Christmas. I’m going to hang the stockings on the back of my dining room chairs with some pretty burlap ribbon, that I need to purchase. Thank you for writing your blog, I love it! You bring sunshine to my day. Merry Christmas!

  27. O.M.G.!!! Those are adorable!!! I MUST MAKE SOME… too bad it’s almost too late for this year! I see those plain red stockings at thrift stores all the time… I bet when they put their Christmas stuff on sale they will be even less than $1!

    Actually, I still watch Saved By The Bell! lol! I just have the free antenna TV (no Dish, cable, etc.) so Saturdays and Sundays there isn’t much on… except reruns of Saved By The Bell and The Brady Bunch! :o)


  28. Hi, I love your red stockings. Gonna be the plan for the next old red wool coat that I will chop apart. The previous stockings from a coat had lace from an old damaged curtain. There’s a good reason that I don’t throw much away.