How to Make a Christmas Stocking on a Budget

With the rising cost of everything, we offer suggestions for making affordable Christmas stockings.

Stuffed Christmas stockings over fireplace
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The stocking is practically synonymous with Christmas. The image of a group of festive-coloured oversized socks hanging above an open fire is on almost every Christmas card, pillow and ornament. But with the rising cost of living, it is hard enough to afford the main gifts under the tree without worrying about filling a stocking to boot (pun not intended). But fear not, as there are plenty of creative and affordable ways to ensure those stockings are brimming with joy without breaking the bank. 

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Nathan Walters

I joined MyVoucherCodes as a Deal Expert, searching the web and sourcing the best deals, discount codes and sales to benefit our readers. I decided to combine these money-saving skills with my love of writing and become an Editor, sharing what I have learned to help you get the most out of your money. As a student for four years, I understand the need to budget and get more for less.  As well as providing budget-friendly advice here at MVC, I have written money-saving works for well-known publications such as The Sun and Pick Me Up!

I love playing video games and later writing reviews at GameReport in my spare time. I also enjoy anything to do with technology and cool gadgets, and I'm constantly adding extras and components to my home gaming computer. Additionally, I love DIY. Having worked in a tool store as a student, I enjoy fixing things, whether my car or home.