Make these simple DIY pom pom stockings with supplies from the dollar store. This is such an easy and inexpensive craft that takes minutes to finish.

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



red dollar store stockings

white yarn


library card


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

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

pom pom stocking diy

Step 1: wind yarn

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

And you thought library cards were only for checking out books.

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

This yarn from Walmart is my favorite.

Wind it 25 times around the card.

pom pom project

Step 2: Pull it off card

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

Step 3: Fluff yarn

Fluff the yarn.


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

Step 4: glue the pom poms

Next, 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.

That’s it.




Even Mr. Belding could make one. 🙂

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  1. Image for sydney85 sydney85

    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. Image for Patricia Patricia

    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

  3. Image for Terie Terie

    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!

  4. Image for Yvonne @ StoneGable Yvonne @ StoneGable

    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!

  5. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

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

  6. Image for Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns Colleen@LilacDriveDesigns

    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'

  7. Image for stephanie bauling 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!!

  8. Image for Jeanie Jeanie

    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!

  9. Image for Tania Tania

    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) Tania

  10. Image for Sheila Sheila

    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.

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