12/20/2012 08:43 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Turn Quilted Placemats Into Pretty DIY Christmas Stockings (PHOTO)

Because Christmas won't be complete without these.

Decorating your mantel is one of the best ways to get your home ready for the holidays. But this pretty display really wouldn't be complete without a place for Santa to leave some goodies. So if you're still trying to find the perfect stockings to hang by the chimney with care, today's holiday craft idea from Hello Hydrangea might just save the day.

The most obvious last-minute option is to pick up a few of those cheap-looking red and white ones from the drugstore. But with just a couple of inexpensive placemats (this blogger got hers at Walmart) and some ribbon or trim, you can create your own stockings that won't make it obvious you waited until a few days before Christmas to buy them.

placemat stockings
Photo by Lindsey from Hello Hydrangea

For the full tutorial, head over to Hello Hydrangea

Looking for more holiday crafts? Check out some other great ideas in the slideshow below.

Holiday Craft Ideas

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