There’s something special about treating your cat at the holidays, and what’s more quintessentially Christmas than a stocking on the hearth? Making your own Christmas stocking for your cat (or any member of the family) can be amazingly fun and easier than you may think.
In this article, we’ve collected the most gorgeous DIY stocking ideas that’ll look fabulous on your mantle at different levels of difficulty, so there’ll be something for everyone.
These DIY stockings can all be personalized to suit your pretty kitty and appeal to even the most finicky feline.
The 5 DIY Cat Christmas Stockings
1. DIY Jingle Bells Cat Stocking by Lia Griffith
|Materials:||Two pieces of felt (any color) 12” x 18”, Ribbon (for hanging hoops), Black beads for eyes, Jingle Bells, Embroidery thread|
|Tools:||Hot glue gun, Glue, Needle, Thread, Fabric scissors, Pinking Shears|
The sweet jingle bells on this DIY cat stocking bring out its charm and offer up a unique stocking that your cat will be captivated by. Big, sturdy, and not too detailed to be crowded, this simple stocking is fully customizable with the image of your cuddly cat on its front. The clever use of colored felt shows off the simple yet intelligent appearance of this stocking, so go ahead and grab those scissors.
2. DIY Googly Eyes Stocking from Design by D9
|Materials:||Two Felt squares 12”x 15” in the primary stocking color, White felt, Green felt, Pink felt, Googly eyes, ½” wide satin ribbon, Spray glue, Pom-pom|
|Tools:||Hot glue gun, Glue, Fabric pen, Fabric scissors|
The step-by-step guide to creating this stocking is fantastic and easy to follow, making this one of the quicker projects on our list.
The impressive yet simple design uses objects around the home for measuring and templates, with minimal sewing making it a quick gift for your furry friend. The cat on the front even comes with its own scarf and ears. Cute!
3. DIY No-Sew Stocking by 3 Little Greenwoods
|Materials:||Pre-made felt stocking (any color), Felt sheets, Ribbon, Pet silhouettes|
|Tools:||Hot glue gun, Glue|
This project is fantastically quick but looks amazing when finished. It is perfect for those pet parents who may not have the time to sew a whole stocking together yet still want to give their cat a personalized, homemade stocking for Christmas.
Starting with a pre-made shell gives this DIY plan an edge against the others, along with minimal materials and tools needed.
4. DIY Faux Fur Luxe by Do It Yourself Divas
|Materials:||¼ yard faux fur- any color or design, Gift tags|
|Tools:||needle and thread/sewing machine, Fabric scissors, pins|
This fluffy, furry stocking is one of a kind. An ingenious take on the luxe design would be to find faux fur that resembles your cat’s fur, so when they’re gifted the stocking, it’ll be like looking in a (funnily shaped) mirror! The finish on the stocking is sublime and looks professionally crafted and strong.
5. Gorgeous DIY Mouse Stocking by Handmade Charlotte
|Materials:||Printable templates, Three pieces of felt 8 ½” x 11”, Felt for mouse applique, Ribbon for the tail, Pom-pom, Black beads for the eyes|
|Tools:||Paper scissors, Fabric scissors, Hot glue gun, Glue, Pins, Needle, and thread/sewing machine|
This stunning mouse design looks impressive and is one of the easiest crafts on the list. The mouse on the front of the stocking is a reminder of exactly who the stocking belongs to. It can be customized with any combination of colors, as well as designing the mouse to your liking.
The 3 DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Now you’ve found the perfect DIY craft for your pretty kitty; the question is: what to fill it with?
We’ve searched the internet for some amazing and quick crafts to fill your cat’s stocking, making each present much more meaningful since all can be homemade.
1. DIY Paw Print Ornament by Cats Herd You
This keepsake ornament is made of salt dough. It’s a quick and non-toxic craft that makes a beautiful ornament to hang on the tree
2. DIY Cat Grass Toys by Prodigal Pieces
These veggie toys look like they’d be sold in a boutique pet store, and we can see why! They’re beautiful, safe, and entertaining to play with (if you’re a cat), so why not try to make your cat a grass carrot to chase?
3. DIY Home-Made Cat Treats by Batter Sea
For simple, nutritious, and tantalizing cat treats, look no further. This recipe from Battersea Dogs and Cats home guides you on how to bake these lovely nibbles from just three ingredients, making your cat’s Christmas extra special with treats from the heart.
Ready to Go Stocking Stuffers
If you’re pleased with your DIY stocking but would rather buy something to fill it for your kitty than make it, then take a look at these fun feather toys and tasty treats that fit perfectly into your superb stocking:
- The Frisco Refillable Catnip Toy: Extra catnip can be an extra treat!
- The Frisco Holiday Flowers Teaser: You may have to hide this one flowers-down in the stocking; it may be too tempting not to play with.
- Tasty Temptations Tantalizing Turkey treats: These treats give your cat a taste of the famous Christmas dinner.
Whatever you decide to fill your stocking with, these DIY cat stocking ideas are sure to get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to make them your own. Will you make just one for your furry friend or make a few, so you have gifts for other furry felines in your life? Either way, these easy-to-understand guides use items and materials commonly found in the home or at craft stores everywhere. Have fun making these gorgeous stockings for your cat!