Remnants from making a bridesmaid's dress (not recently, this was ages ago) just screamed Christmas stocking to me. So I made one. I shaped a rough pattern of paper first, just cause it was velvet, so I didn't want to randomly cut out a badly shaped stocking and waste the fabric.
And I had some gold metallic thread hanging about from a quilting project, so I popped the hopping foot on the machine and free-motion doodled a Christmas tree and the words "Merry Christmas" on one side of the stocking. I did that before sewing the two sides together.
Some upholstery rope-trim piping and satin-backed polyester crepe (also of bridesmaid vintage) finished off the top and faced the stocking with a silky/shiny lining.