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7 Adorable DIY Cat Christmas Stockings You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Christmas time is filled with many fun family traditions. Just because your cat isn’t a human doesn’t mean it can’t participate in the holiday festivities. A great way to include your cat this holiday season is to add its own stocking to your Christmas decorations.

Ordering a cat Christmas stocking can be expensive, especially as you get closer to the holidays. So, a DIY plan is an excellent alternative, and it adds a unique touch to your Christmas decorations. These plans are sure to spread Christmas cheer to both people and cats.

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The 7 DIY Cat Christmas Stockings

1. No-Sew DIY Personalized Cat Stocking by 3 Litter Greenwoods

Materials: Plain felt stocking, felt, ribbon, paper
Tools: Hot glue, scissors
Difficulty Level: Easy

This DIY cat stocking spruces up any plain felt stocking that you can find at a dollar store during Christmastime. Once you get a stocking, you can trace a silhouette of your cat on a piece of paper. Use the paper as a stencil to cut your felt.

After you cut the felt silhouette of your cat, you’ll glue it to the stocking using a hot glue gun or fabric glue. The last step is to add personalized touches using Christmas-colored ribbons. You can also cut out your cat’s name with any remaining felt and glue the letters to the stocking.

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2. DIY Fish-Shaped Cat Stocking by Embroidery Library

Materials: Lightweight canvas, quilted cotton fabric, printed cotton fabric, medium weight cutaway stabilizer, wide ribbon
Tools: Temporary spray adhesive, air-erase pen, fabric glue, scotch tape, sewing machine
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This uniquely shaped cat stocking adds a fun twist to your lineup of traditional Christmas stockings. It’s a great project for sewing enthusiasts and can be completed in one afternoon. The original design adds designs with an embroidery machine, but you can skip this step if you don’t have one and choose a fabric with more decorative patterns instead.

What’s also nice about this DIY plan is that it uses quilted cotton so that your stocking is durable and sturdy. It’ll be able to hold a good amount of presents without ripping or losing its shape.

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3. DIY Personalized Cat Stocking by Design by D9

Materials: Felt squares, satin ribbon, satin craft hearts or heart buttons, white pom pom, wiggly eyes
Tools: Spray adhesive, hot glue gun, sharpie, sewing machine
Difficulty Level: Easy

This fun cat stocking is a great option if you want a more personalized result. The base of the stocking matches your cat’s coat color, and you can glue on extra felt pieces to match your cat’s markings. The instructions also include a cute Christmas hat and scarf with fringes.

The pattern requires minimal sewing, so it’s a great choice for beginner sewers. If you only plan to use the stocking for decorative purposes and not put any presents in it, you can just use glue to attach the back and front of the stocking.

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4. DIY Personalized Felt Pet Stockings by Lia Griffith

Materials: Felt, embroidery thread, small bells, black bead eyes, ribbon
Tools: Sewing machine, needle and thread, hot glue gun
Difficulty Level: Easy

If you prefer minimalist decoration, then this simple felt pet stocking is a great fit. The base of the stocking has a simple and plain design so that all the attention gets drawn to the personalized animal faces.

After you’ve glued down your cat’s coat colors and markings, you can make further customizations by adding a Christmas cap with a bell attached to the tip or a scarf with cute fringes. You could also make a small bowtie to add as a color or hair accessory.

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5. DIY Cat Paw Stocking by Cut Out + Keep

Materials: Cotton fabric, fusible fleece, ribbon, interfacing fabric
Tools: Spray adhesive, hot glue gun, sharpie, sewing machine
Difficulty Level: Easy

This DIY cat stocking plan is another fun shape that will mix things up in your stocking lineup. You can make the base of this paw stocking a similar color as your own cat, or you can use traditional Christmas colors to match the rest of your stockings.

The cuff of this stocking is also a fun shape that’s different from the typical straight cuff. Overall, this project perfectly encapsulates a cat’s goofy and playful personality.

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6. DIY Cat Crochet Stocking by Golden Lucy Crafts

Materials: Felt squares, satin ribbon, satin craft hearts or heart buttons, white pom pom, wiggly eyes
Tools: Spray adhesive, hot glue gun, sharpie, sewing machine
Difficulty Level: Easy

This cat crochet stocking has a beginner-friendly pattern. Once you complete the base, you can add accents, like cat paws, fish, and other elements to make it look more personalized. This pattern is a great option because you can also use it on other family members so that everyone has matching stockings.

The entire base of the sock is made with crocheting. However, the accents will require basic sewing skills. If you’re in a rush, you can also quickly glue on the accessories.

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7. DIY Purrfect Crochet Christmas Stocking by All Free Christmas Crafts

Materials: Felt squares, satin ribbon, satin craft hearts or heart buttons, white pom pom, wiggly eyes
Tools: Spray adhesive, hot glue gun, sharpie, sewing machine
Difficulty Level: Easy

This DIY cat Christmas stocking is another crochet project. It’s in the shape of a paw and has a cute red fish design on top. The pattern uses a small selection of beginner-friendly stitches, so it’s a great project for you to practice your crocheting skills.

You can easily add or subtract more rows to the stocking so that its length matches the rest of your stockings. It is a little more difficult to adjust the width, so make sure to check the dimensions to ensure that it’s the right width for you.

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Cat Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

You can stuff your cat’s stockings with many different objects. If your cat’s food motivated, you can fill the stocking with Christmas-themed treats and mix in some of your cat’s kibble.

Just remember that if you’re going to put food inside your stocking, you’ll want to do it right before you open presents. Otherwise, your curious cat may want to take a look inside and try to climb inside the stocking.

Other items that work as stocking stuffers are small toys or a new cat wand. There are also plenty of catnip toys that can easily fit inside the stocking. Clothes and accessories, like Christmas hats and sweaters, are also great items to put inside a stocking.

Other Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Your Cat

There are plenty of other ways to include your cat in the holiday festivities. You can buy Christmas-themed furniture or spruce up your cat’s eating area with holiday bowls.

Another great way to celebrate Christmas is to dress your cat in Christmas clothes and accessories. Many pet stores will sell a wide assortment of Christmas hats, collars, and bandanas. So, there’s a good chance that you’ll find something that your cat is comfortable wearing. If you end up finding a cute outfit, you can always stage a cat photoshoot and print Christmas cards.

If making gingerbread cookies or houses is a tradition in your home, you can include your cat by baking cat-friendly treats and using Christmas cookie cutters to shape them. Some pet stores sell lactose-free milk supplements that are safe for cats to eat. So, they can enjoy their own set of milk and cookies for Christmas.

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Conclusion

Christmas is a family affair, so why should your cat miss out on all the fun? Making your own cat stocking will help include your cat in holiday traditions and festivities. It’ll spread even more Christmas cheer throughout the home, and even if your cat may not exactly understand what Christmas is, it’ll definitely appreciate all the new toys and treats it’ll find in its stocking.

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Featured Image Credit: Morgan Von Gunten, Unsplash

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