DIY Christmas Stocking Advent Calendar Fold long strip in half, place in top left corner on wrong side on one stocking. Place stocking pieces wrong sides together. Sew, leaving top open. Cut a rectangle for top, glue in place. Cut designs for stockings. (Shapes, lines, etc) Drill a small hole into the wood stars. Trace the star on the back of vinyl. Place vinyl on the wood star. Poke out hole. Thread twine. Print vinyl numbers 1-25. Place on stars. Tie stars onto each stocking.