Easy Stocking Flowers {Handmade Flowers}

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Stocking flowers or nylon flowers are vintage DIY Flowers. These were very popular in the 70s.

Since, we are living in an era where different is always unique and special. I thought why not give these old flowers some new love.


 Today I am sharing a quick and easy tutorial on making Pansies. Simple cute flowers best for a little girls room or a baby nursery. These can also add new life to your craft room if you like!


The best thing about these flowers is that you can shape the petals in any desirable form you want! Since you wrap a loop of wire in stocking it makes the petals flexible. Stocking flowers can be used as decoration in vases, jewelry and accessories. Even to make craft projects like wall art, garlands, pillows and lamps prettier.

To make DIY flowers you will need :

  • Ring size (2), (3) and (4) (simply means the diameter)
  • Stocking net
  • Floral tape
  • Nylon thread
  • Stem wire
  • Wire
  • Plier
Need more information on the material and where to find it? Read Nylon Material.

Easy stocking flowers tutorial

You will need 5 petals to make flowers
2 Petals- Size (2)
1 Petal- Size (3)
2 Petals- Size (4)
  • Now to thread the flower together. Follow the tutorial to make a basic nylon flower.
  • Make sure you keep your hand light on the petals. And keep their shape round.
  • Finally using sharpie or marker add some shade at the center of the petals. This gives it an original look. And you are done!
These are cute small flowers arranged in a vase for my craft room table!

I Love it. These flowers can also be used to refashion an old item in your home.


I also made these Nylon Flowers.


nylon flowers
These will make great accessories, and lamp shade add ons etc.

Stocking flowers or Nylon flowers

For more beautiful flowers made using Stocking. Check out the link below:


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Make nylon roses (tutorial)

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Looking for more great ideas?

Check out our category FLOWERS.
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Updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.

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  1. wow, so easy, but so nice and crafty! Definitely trying this one, and you also gave me an idea how to make wings for my fairy-obsessed daughter.

  2. Winnie says:

    These are gorgeous! Great colors
    My mom used to make them when I was a kid.

  3. Oh my I remember these from the 70’s. I am pinning, thanks for bringing them back:) I would love to invite you to share these or any of your other favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop (no rules and live now) Everyone sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop this week will be entered in a drawing for 1 Free Ad Spot (runs 30 days) including promotions on my Facebook, Twitter and Goggle+ pages. Random Drawing to be held on Wed Nov 11th . This is a Special Thank you to Everyone linking up!!

    So Hoping to see you there!

  4. Those are awesome, what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. Crystelle says:

    These are so sweet…. What a fun thing to make with the kids…. Pinning!

    hugs ~ Crystelle

  6. Michelle says:

    These are SOOOO cool! I sure hope they’re easy to make because I want to make some . Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  7. seun says:

    Hi, I can’t find the tutorial for the nylon making flower- how to. It simply wrote on the page sorry, not found in the archive. If you could kindly upload it again.
    Many thanks

  8. Tatiana says:

    When you say the diameter of the ring does it mean n inches or centimetres ? I don’t have the rings but I really would love to make these for my wedding coming soon .. Waiting to hear back thanks a mill :))

    1. Hani Shabbir says:

      It refers to the diameter in inches. Hope this helps!

  9. Cindy Henhawk says:

    I’m very interested in learning how to make the stocking flowers but I haven’t had any luck in finding the coloured stocking material. Where would I find it?

    1. Hani Shabbir says:

      Hi Cindy, I am sorry for the late reply. You can find it at newsheer website or amazon website. I hope this helps!

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