Decorating a Stocking with Fabric Paint

Blogged under Projects in Progress by Tammy on Monday 23 December 2013 at 3:59 pm

It has been a tradition in my family that each furry child has his or her own Christmas stocking. I usually pick the small stockings up at my local Michael’s for a dollar each, and then I use fabric paint to paint their names on each one. Here are a few photos of one I just made today for our latest addition to the family.

Make sure when you purchase your stocking that there is some place (I prefer the top) where you can write the name. Also, be careful of any stockings that are extra flurry. That can be difficult to add fabric paint to.

I haven’t had to make one in a while, but we had a recent addition to the clan this past October. His name is “Little” because, to us at least, he is little. I was calling him “Little Dude” and my husband was calling him “Little Guy” when we first found him. Our other dogs are around 80 pounds, so at 50 pounds, Little seems like a small dog to us. I’m just waiting for the paint to dry before adding his stocking to the others on our tree. Luckily, it will be ready in plenty of time for Santa.


  1. Comment by Mary Walton — December 26, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    I found a great solution for using fabric paint on furry stockings. I write the name on clear packing tape, let it dry, then apply the tape to the furry surface. You can even cut around the name to give it a unique look. The only problem can be having the letters detach from the tape when you pack the stocking away. This year I reapplied the missing letters and did a quick dry using a hair dryer. Very useful when time is tight.

  2. Comment by Cari — January 5, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    Cute stockings Tammy for a very cute little dude or Guy! It’s interesting to me how we come up with names for our furry children!

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