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DIY No-Sew Mudcloth Christmas Stockings

DIY No-Sew Mudcloth Christmas Stockings

In case you are wondering where the hell my annual holiday home tour is, well…

Let’s just say that the holiday spirit hasn’t exactly overcome me yet.

Christmas-induced stress and anxiety? Well, of course that’s in full effect, but much to my dismay,  I’m not yet prepared to showcase my home for you today (that is in the works for next week).

Nonetheless, I do have some fun and festive crafting up my sleeve.

In this week’s post, I am sharing a tutorial for no-sew, mudcloth stockings- perfect for a modern farmhouse or boho Christmas vibe.

no sew christmas stockings diy

So in case I haven’t disclosed this embarrassing truth to you before, I have a shameful admission to make…

I don’t know how to sew!!! Gasp! A diy blogger that doesn’t know how to sew?! How taboo?!

When brainstorming diy decor and craft ideas for my blog, the absence of this skill-set can be quite the hindrance, but thankfully I have gotten pretty darn good at thinking outside of the box.

Let me show you how I made these modern stockings for under $20 – no sewing required.

For your shopping convenience, I have include affiliate links.

DIY Boho Stockings Materials:

When the idea for mudcloth stockings first struck, I went on a digital shopping quest for plain, black Christmas stockings. Unfortunately, I came up completely empty-handed.

However, having had some experience spray-painting outdoor cushions, I assumed I could apply the same technique to some cheap burlap stockings I found online…

no sew christmas stockings hack

(Step 1). So with a can in my hand and a gleam in my eye (Coolio reference..I’m a child of the 1990’s. What can I say?), I created the perfect medium for a white tribal motif. Apply the spray paint on your stockings-working in thin layers. One can was sufficient for two stockings.  Tip: For a more “worn” effect, typical of traditional mudcloth fabric, go a little lighter with the spray paint- leaving room for a bit of the burlap to show. Matte is the best finish for this application.

(Step 2). Once you’ve allowed time for the spray paint to fully dry (I waited 24 hours), you can apply your tribal designs with white fabric paint. Before executing my motif,  I studied some of my mudcloth pillows for reference.

Don’t stress about perfection, this is about having fun and milking the therapeutic effects of the creative process.

As for me, any semblance of possible perfection was entirely disrupted when my toddler decided to climb on top of my working surface and knock me in the elbow. So if you see some crooked lines, no…I was not drinking and crafting!

diy boho christmas decor

(Step 3). After you have applied your chosen patterns, allow the fabric paint to dry for 3 to 4 hours.

And there you have it..

diy no-sew mudcloth stockings

Boho modern stockings on the cheap, ya’ll!

And just so you know, I am collaborating with a fabulous group of bloggers next week for a holiday home blog hop. My tour is scheduled to go live next Friday (the actual blog hop begins Monday), so be sure to tune back in on December 13th!

Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life.

With a little humor and a whole lot of wine (just kidding), we will make it thru this crazy holiday season. Sending all of you my love.

If you found this tutorial helpful, please be sure to “Pin” or share with a friend…

no-sew christmas stockings tutorial




My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

Erin Prohaska

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

So creative!! Thanks for sharing!

Designing Vibes

Friday 6th of December 2019

Thank you so much, Erin. I appreciate the sweet words. :)


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

LOL! I don't know how to sew either!! =) Great idea! I'm definitely gonna try this!!

Designing Vibes

Friday 6th of December 2019

haha! Glad to know I am not the only one, Elisar. Wishing you a stress-free, holiday season. xoxo

Charlotte Brewer

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

I love the stocking.What a great idea. Thanks.

Designing Vibes

Friday 6th of December 2019

Thank you so much, Charlotte. Wishing you a fabulous rest of your week. xoxo


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Great tutorial! I would have never thought to paint stockings, but they turned out awesome:) Thanks for sharing.

Designing Vibes

Friday 6th of December 2019

Thank you so much, Maria. Hope your holiday season is off to a smooth start.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

I love it. How fun is this and genius too

Designing Vibes

Friday 6th of December 2019

Thank you so much, Marty! So excited about our tour.