November 3, 2011

Hand Painted Coastal Christmas Stockings Beach, Ocean Stockings

turtle fish and starfish beach Christmas stockings
I just finished these hand painted Beachy Christmas stockings in natural canvas.
I created these designs in 2011 and they became very popular so I added lots 
more designs to my coastal stockings over the years as shown in photo below.

Lucy Designs hand painted sea life stockings
Update! As of 2015 I'm no longer making the stockings, thank
you for all your past orders! 
August 2017 update...
Visit my new website for my hand painted coastal ornaments
and coastal themed mosaic ornaments like these...
beach Christmas ornaments coastal beach stained glass mosaic ornaments Beach coastal theme hand painted Christmas ornaments

beach stockings in red
I also made a pair in red and white.

red canvas stockings
I started with plain canvas stockings. When painting don't forget to put a 
plastic bag on the inside in case any paint seeps through.

starfish Christmas stocking

hand painted beach starfish stocking
I've done many projects where I paint on fabric
and I use the same technique on these stockings.

handpainted sea turtle beach stocking
Sea turtle stocking.
To create my designs, I lightly drew an outline of my placement for the main design
 with white chalk then painted. The chalk is covered by the paint but if any chalk remains, 
I use a dry Mr. Clean magic eraser and it easily wipes off.

painted stocking
All of these designs are nothing more than a series of dots.
I use the end of different size paintbrushes to make the dots...

hand painted fish Christmas stocking
Fish stocking.

hand painted beach designs stocking

hand painted fish Christmas stocking
fish detail

hand painted canvas Christmas stocking
for the backs I applied white dots in a random pattern and
signed them at the bottom

painted starfish stocking
For the red starfish I used a paintbrush...

hand painted canvas Christmas stocking starfish
fish beach Christmas stockings

hand painted rubik's cube stocking, zebra stocking and harlequin and animal print stocking
Here are a few more painted stockings I've made in the past.
On these I painted the entire background 
of the stockings as well as the designs

hand painted coastal stockings
Update May 2017, visit my new Online store that features
my coastal and nature inspired mosaic art as well as Coastal Christmas Ornaments.
You can also find me on Facebook Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest too.


  1. Hey Lucy - Love the beachy designs especially the first ones as they have an almost aboriginal feeling to them in the way you have used the paint with all the tiny dots -beautiful!

  2. Absolutely fabulous! What is the table or wall piece the stocking are hanging on, I love the color. You are amazing!!!

  3. you make it look so easy.. love them, they are so pretty.

  4. I love your work! So whimsical and fun. I am a new fan indeed!!

  5. They are so pretty. I love your creativity!

    Have a great day.

  6. Hi! Just stopping by to let you know that I featured your Christmas tree topiary (from tomato cages and garland) on my blog. I LOVED this idea!! Thanks for sharing the creative idea!!

  7. Lucy, I had to pin these! They are wonderful....I love the beach! I'm thinking of starting a Pinterest Linky party in January...what do you think, I need to actually do some of the projects that I've pinned??


I've moved to to focus on my mosaic art. I'm no longer creating dragonflies or mermaids.

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