When my kids were little I found a really cool pattern in a magazine for some Christmas stockings made out of old blue jeans and rusty jingle bells. My sewing machine has cobwebs on it so I paid a woman to make me six of them, one for each of our four kids and one each for my husband and I. I still pull the stockings out every year and have not been able to find the pattern since. My point? I cherish these stockings. Hand made items are always so much closer to your heart aren’t they? Here are some lovely homemade stocking ideas in case you need to start a tradition as well.