If you need a new stocking to hang on the mantle at Christmas, but you would prefer it didn't look quite so new, this DIY stocking project is the one for you. From the Free People blog, the Easy DIY Felted Wool Holiday Stockings use old materials you already have lying around the house.
Made out of an old wool sweater (you can also find one at a thrift store) and any accessories you'd like (such as beads, fabric patches and other appliques), the DIY stocking is highly customizable. You can sew on patches and lace like the one shown, or personalize it. You can also make a stocking to give as a thoughtful homemade gift. By filling them with small presents, you can make them even more special.