On Monday's "Grandma & Me" post I shared a picture of my grandchildren holding these cute red stockings. I said in that post that I would be explain how I personalized the stockings in a future craft post...so here we are!
I found these stockings at Hobby Lobby for 50% off so they cost $2.00 each. At that price, why bother to make them? But, I really wanted to personalize the stockings. I first looked on Etsy but the cost of personalized tags was triple the cost of the stockings or more. So then I went on Pinterest to see how I could do it myself. Most of the ideas on Pinterest involved sewing or embroidering, which I know how to do, I just didn't want to do it. I wanted something "Wow Worthy" but quick and simple, so this is what I came up.
I've been a sewer/paper-crafter most of my life, and what comes with that hobby is enough "stash" that I never need to buy anything again. All I ever run out of is white paper and glue. So everything I used to make these tags I found in my craft room.
For the tag itself, I used a burlap paper that I bought years ago from a craft store. If it's no longer available, you could also use just plain burlap.
In this picture you can see the paper backing. I hand cut the tag myself then using an eyelet punch, I put an eyelet in. If you don't have an eyelet punch, just poke a hole in the burlap. It's not as finished looking, but it will do the job.
I cut the letters of each name out of black card stock using my Circuit Expression and glued them to the tag. Now I can hear you all scream "I don't have one of those expensive cutting machines!" No worries! Black letter stickers purchased from a craft store will work just as well!
I used a small white ribbon to tie the tag to the stocking.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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