DIY Mudcloth Stockings

I love indigo African mudcloth and I think it’s a fantastic compliment to the boho aesthetic. It’s become my favorite fabric material for table runners, pencil pouches and now stockings. I love that I’ve been able to find a way to work this textile into my holiday decorating. These mud cloth stockings look really cool on the fireplace!

DIY Mudcloth Stocking- decorative stocking tutorial- boho style Christmas

We keep our stockings hung on the bedroom doors with wreath hangers for a first glimpse of morning surprise on Christmas morning. Stockings can get heavy and I don’t trust stocking hanger hooks to hold them up once they’ve been filled.

So the ones I’ve created are purely for the look of stockings hung on a fireplace. But with a few adjustments- swapping hot glue for needle and thread and skipping the polyfill- they’re perfect to stuff with gifts, too!


  • Mudcloth fabric
  • Heavy weight fabric like canvas
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Tassel/fringe/lace trim



I like using a material like mudcloth as an unexpected alternative to what we traditionally see during holidays because I find it more interesting.



Did you make your stockings? Do you think you’ll be making some? Share your stockings bought and handmade with #showmeyourboho on Instagram to share with the community.

These are exactly what I wanted to jazz up the fireplace mantel for the holidays. To see more of my holiday mantel, check in for tomorrow’s blog post where I’ll be sharing photos and details for my Christmas 2017 decorated mantel.

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    • says

      If I were to try to make REAL functioning stockings, it would never happen. But I can hot glue some stuff together and fake it!

  1. @theplantgirlathome says

    I love them. They fit perfectly with your too good to be true styled mantle. I’m obsessed with the mirror. I’m about to try making those fringe ornaments . :)

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