Make this easy DIY stocking ornament! Beautiful modern wooden ornaments that you can cut out on your own, or use the Cricut Maker for!
There are two things that I make every. single. year. At least once. A wreath, and an ornament. I already finished the wreath, and now I’m trying my hand at a new holiday ornament. I think trees should be filled with ornaments of different sizes, and shapes, and textures. This year I wanted to add a little more wood into my ornament collection, and decided to make an easy DIY stocking ornament! Also, there are a TON of other amazing DIYers sharing ornaments at the bottom of the post that you should definitely check out!
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The hardest part about this DIY is cutting the actual wood. One option is to draw, or trace a design onto your wood, and use a scroll saw to cut the design out. Make sure you also drill a tiny hole in the top corner of the stocking to string a cord through!
Another option would be to use a Cricut Maker! If you’ve never heard of a Cricut Maker, it’s a small machine that cuts designs out of tones of different materials, from cardstock and vinyl, to thick leather and wood. When it comes to wood, think of it as a tiny CNC.
I’ll show you exactly how to use the Cricut to cut your designs, since that’s what I did.
Materials Needed to Make Wooden Stocking Ornaments
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Knife Blade
- Basswood Boards
- Strong Grip Cricut Mat
- Fleece or soft white material
- Leather Cording
- Power Tac Glue
You can get the Cricut Design Space File HERE.
How to Make Your Stocking Ornaments
If you are using a Cricut Maker, the first step is to insert the knife blade. That is the only blade that can cut wood easily.
The next step is to move all of the “stars” out of the way. Those are the white circles on the silver bar above. Then tape your wood down with masking tape on a strong grip mat.
Once you hit the “go” button, your design will cut out. It does 14 slow and steady passes before it cuts the wood so it can take a while, but it’s worth it!
Just make sure your wood is taped and secured to the mat (because if it’s not it could shift mid-project!), and go do whatever you like until it’s all cut out!
My design space file has four of these stockings, but you can cut more or less if desired.
The next step is to take your leather cording and string it through the hole you cut, and then tie a knot.
Cut a piece of fluffy fleece, or another soft fabric, that you can wrap around the top of the stocking.
When you’re ready, hide the knot from the cording behind the fleece, and then glue everything in place.
I used Power Tac Glue, because it’s strong, dries quickly, doesn’t smell, and won’t burn your fingers! lol.
Video of Cutting Wood on the Cricut Maker
If you’d like to cut wood on the Cricut Maker, here’s a quick video from another wooden ornament I made to show you how easy it is!
The finished DIY Stocking Ornament
I love these guys! I made a couple with grey cording, and a couple with black cording, but you could really use any ribbon or material you want!
I may still add a couple of hanging pom poms, but I’m pretty happy with these cute little stockings!
I also love how easy these would be to personalize! Add a single letter sticker for each family member, or a name along the side, or the words “baby’s 1st Christmas” – the options are endless!
I hope you liked them!
- Fleece Fabric
- Leather Cording
- Cricut Maker (or Scroll Saw)
- Knife Blade
- Open the stocking design in the Cricut Design Space, (or create your own), and hit the "make it" button to cut the design. If you do not have a Cricut, you could also draw the design by hand, or trace one, and cut it using a scroll saw, and then a small drill bit to cut the hole.
- Prep our Cricut Maker to cut the design by moving the stars over the the far right hand side, and inserting the Cricut Knife blade.
- Cut out the design (which could take up to an hour, as the knife blade does 14 passes).
- Remove the wooden stockings and tie a piece of leather cording to them.
- Cut a piece of fleece to fit over the top of the ornament, and hide your leather cording knot inside. Glue the fleece onto the top of the stocking using Pawer Tac glue.
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