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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Customize Store-Bought Stockings with Vinyl

Over at the Expressions Vinyl Facebook Page they are having a Rock Your Stockings contest! People can upload a picture of a stocking they fancied up using vinyl, and they asked some of their favorite bloggers to get the ball rolling with some fun ideas!

rock your stockings

I found this pretty stocking at Michael's, and used a coupon to save even more. I'm hoping to be able to donate this stocking full of goodies to a family in need this holiday, so I wanted a more neutral design to work with. When shopping for a stocking to add vinyl to, be sure to check the fabric type so it won't melt when you go to iron it!!

The swirl design on the cuff really caught my eye, so I wanted to incorporate the same design with the vinyl. I cut this swirly snowflake design out of green heat transfer vinyl and silver glitter heat transfer vinyl in Cricut Design Space with my Cricut Explore machine.

When layering heat transfer vinyl, be sure to place the regular vinyl first. You cannot add vinyl overtop of glittered vinyl. The heat transfer vinyl has an adhesive-backed transfer paper, so you can press the vinyl down and it should stay in place so you can iron it on easily! Lay a drop cloth down over the vinyl to help protect both the vinyl and fabric and press the iron down for 20-30 seconds. Let it cool, and you can peel up the transfer paper! If your design isn't sticking in some areas, run the iron over it again until it does stick.

Carefully lay the glitter vinyl over the previous vinyl design and repeat the ironing step. Now you have a gorgeous customized stocking that you had to do almost no work on at all, but it looks like something you spent hours on! Don't worry, your secret is safe with me...

You can also check out these fun personalized stockings that I made for my family and added names with vinyl!

Here are 18 fun stocking ideas that all have heat transfer vinyl on them: stocking collage 1

1. Faux Wool Sock from Fynes Design
2. Personalized Stockings from Maybe I will 
3. Gift Card Holder from 733 blog
4. Customized Stocking from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
5. Stocking Tag from Strawberry Mommy Cakes
6. Stocking Pillow from One Krieger chick
7. Stocking Shirt from Pitter and Glink
8. Stocking Banner by Sugar Bee crafts
9. Boy Scout Stocking from mm scrap shoppe


10. No sew from Holy craft
11. Personalized Pajamas from Ginger snap crafts
12. Diy Stockings from Mabey she made it
13. Stocking with car from Kiki Comin
14. Personalized stockings from Craftily ever after
15. Burlap Joy stocking from A girl and a glue gun
16. stocking placecard from Crafting in the rain
17. Scandinavian inspired stocking from Tried and true
18. cute stocking from Flamingo Toes

Would you like to comment?

  1. What a pretty stocking, I love the personal touch you added! Merry Christmas

  2. That is a great store bought stocking, but your design made it even better!

  3. These look great! I love taking boring store bought things and customizing them. You hit this one out of the park!

  4. Wow...What a fun design! I love the ones you made for your family too!


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