Tuesday, December 3, 2019

An Easy Way To Personalize Christmas Stockings

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.

I just love the way these tags turned out and it was a lot easier to make than embroidering their names on the stockings.

And in case you missed Monday's fashion post, here are my two darling grandchildren with their stockings.  I think Alethea is perplexed why there is nothing inside, but Atticus is thrilled just to have a stocking to play with.

Have A Great Day! Amy

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  1. Love the burlap tags for these red and white stockings, and how cute is Alethea looking all surprised about the empty stocking! And how Atticus is all smiles about his stocking!

    1. Thanks Ellie! Atticus was sure happy about his empty stocking, but I'm not sure Alethea was. ha ha!

  2. I love this idea! Those stockings are so cute! And your grandkids are so precious!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  3. Great idea!! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 6 for All Things Christmas. Shared.

  4. Oh so adorable! And quite easy to accomplish, which is great!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. So cute! I love the photo of your grandchildren...precious!
    Thanks for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!


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