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DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Do you struggle coming up with ideas for Stocking Stuffers? Ones that won’t break the budget?

Over the years, stockings have gotten so much larger and more elaborate than when I was growing up.

In fact, when we were kids, we didn’t have official stockings. We just hung up regular socks… clean of course. 🙂

And because Dad had the biggest socks, my brother, sister and I would raid his sock drawer! But even then it didn’t take much for Santa to fill them.

There was always either a Mandarin orange or a lump of coal in the toe.

Now you know we must have been really good because none of us ever got a lump of coal. But we sure got told often enough that if we didn’t behave, all we’d get in our stocking was coal… lol.

And then there would be some foil wrapped chocolates, hard candy and a small toy.

Jump forward 40 to 50 years and it takes a whole lot more to fill all those Christmas stockings than it did back then with even the adults in the family having their own stockings.

To help you solve the problem of what to fill them all with, I’ve got lots of DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for you to make.

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out all the DIY Christmas Ideas I’ve shared click the links below:

Day 1: How to Make a Christmas Wreath Kit featuring an adorable Hedgehog Wreath

Day 2: Quilted Hourglass Candle Mat Tutorial

Day 3: Ring in the Holly Days Advent Calendar Tutorial

Day 4: Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial

Day 5: Delicious Mini Puff Pastry Cone Appetizers

Day 6: Dresden Charm Ornament Tutorial

Day 7: How to Make a Christmas Floral Arrangment

Day 8: How to Make a Mason Jar Embroidery Kit

Day 9: Christmas Furoshiki (Japanese Fabric Wrapping)

Day 10: Poke and Push Fabric Christmas Trees Tutorial

Day 11: Mini Spiced Orange Buttercream Bundt Cakes

It’s Day 12 and we are ready to Hang the Stockings by the Chimney with Care!

DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas


Please note: Some of the projects listed are free tutorials here on Super Mom – No Cape and some are patterns that are available for purchase in my Crafsty shop.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Abigail Doll was designed for my husband’s granddaughter the Christmas after she was born. I had gone looking for a doll that was the right size to pop into the top of her stocking and couldn’t find one, so I made one for her.

Click the link below to purchase the pattern.

Abigail Doll Pattern

A bonus doll quilt pattern is included in the price and will be emailed after the doll pattern purchase goes through.

Three Abigail Dolls in top of stocking

Even if you’ve never quilted before, these Rag Quilt Bunnie Softies are an easy sewing project.

The pattern is traced on the fabric, the face embroidered (or could be left blank.)

Next the fabric, batting and backing are layered.

Then it’s simply a matter of sewing on the traced lines. Snipping the rag edges is done after the sewing is complete.

A white rag quilt bunny and a blue rag quilt bunny in the top of a stocking

Another cute softie that’s just the right size to pop in the top of a stocking are Lexie the Hexie Turtle and her BFF Daisy (temporarily unavailable… update coming soon.)

The pattern includes the complete step-by-step instructions to make the hexie flower for Lexie’s shell as well as the pattern to make her.

Don’t have time to hand sew the hexie flower? I’ve also included the pattern for making Daisy’s shell.

Lexie the Hexie Turtle and Her BFF Daisy

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll be familiar with the original Hexie Turtles that I made one winter when Dave and I did the snowbird thing and escaped to Perdido Key, FL.

These three turtles, Lexie, Rexie and Lanie have been having adventures with us ever since. You can read all about them by clicking on the Hexie Turtle Adventures in the sidebar.

Your little ones will especially enjoy their Christmas Eve adventures.

Lexie, Lanie and Rexie the Hexie Turtles sitting on their quilts

A Reversible Child’s Apron with Adjustable Ties can be made in fabrics to suit girls and boys and only requires 3 fat quarters.

These Beaded Embroidered Felt Butterflies would look really pretty added to a hair clip for little girls (or to a brooch pin for grown up girls.)

Two Felt Butterflies embroidered and beaded


Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Tweens, Teens and Adults


The Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial is my most popular sewing tutorial and they’d make awesome stocking stuffers that could be hung on the tree after Christmas.

They can be made in so many different fabrics that you could create one for everyone on your list.

I’ve made them in White and Gold with Flower Centers… as well as for Valentine’s Day and 4th of July.

Prairie Point Star Ornament made with 16 different Christmas fabrics

For the sewing or quilting enthusiasts on your list this pretty embroidered felt pincushion would be something that would be much appreciated and used.

Pincushion made of felt embroidered with butterfly and flowers

Adorable Archimedes Owl Pincushions will more likely spend their time supervising sewing than being actual pincushions.

You or the recipient may even find yourself naming them!

The two green owls pictured below are Artemis and Archimedes. The pink one with hearts on her tummy is Valentine. And the blue one is Athena.

Click the link below to go to my pattern shop.

The Archimedes Owl Pincushion

Four Archimedes Owl Pincushions sitting on and in front of small gift boxes

This pretty Glasses Case Sewing Kit would be an awesome addition, as well.

Glasses case sewing kit using sewing themed glasses case

Patchwork fleece scarves rolled up and tied with ribbon fit nicely in the top of a stocking and will keep whoever they’re given to warm throughout the winter.

Switch up the color of the fleece and patches to suit the person it’s being gifted to.

Pale green patchwork fleece scarf rolled up in the top of a stocking

One Hour Table Runners are another gift that could quite easily be rolled up and tucked into a stocking.

And last but certainly not least, you can’t go wrong sewing up a bunch of these Coin Purses.

A word of warning though… they can be quite addictive once you start making them. I made several for myself and to give as gifts since I created the tutorial.

Coins scattered in front of three coin purses

If you make any of these sewing projects, please do post about it somewhere online and tag me so I can come see. I’m @supermomnocape on Instragram, @1SuperMomNoCape on Twitter and @1SuperMomNoCape on Facebook.

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  • Driedger
    March 6, 2019 12:34 pm

    The Abigail doll is adorable. Do you have it up for sale again? It would be perfect for making for Operation Christmas child shoeboxes.

  • Tania
    December 15, 2018 8:38 pm

    These are all great ideas, I love those little bunnies!

  • lexi@that fit fam
    December 15, 2018 4:57 pm

    wow! very impressive! my daughter would LOVE the turtles!

  • Debra
    December 15, 2018 4:00 pm

    All of these ideas are so wonderful. Anyone will be thrilled to get a gift like this.

  • Emily
    December 15, 2018 8:54 am

    Great ideas, I’m off to check out some of these projects!

  • Gail
    December 14, 2018 7:56 pm

    These are all too cute as stocking stuffers! You brought back memories when you wrote about your childhood stockings! We used our own socks to hang up,too, and an orange and hard candy was always in there, too! It’s amazing and fun to read about the same old family traditions among the bloggers!

  • Marie InteriorFrugalista
    December 14, 2018 7:37 pm

    Wow, I’m so impressed by this list! All of these I would consider “fancy” stocking stuffers and would be thrilled to find one in mine Christmas morning. Talk about made with love! Merry Christmas 🙂

  • Patricia Palmer
    December 14, 2018 8:30 am

    thank you for all these great patterns and tutorials. I love your blog

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