Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Label Your Stockings

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care....

I am so thankful and lucky to have been gifted beautiful handmade stockings by the hubs' grandmother.  She even incorporated parts of my wedding dress into the top of my cool is that?!?  I felt the need to somehow "label" the stockings to show which stocking belonged to who.  Another trip to Hobby Lobby......

It's simple.  Here is how it goes:

Step One: Prance into Hobby Lobby, or your local arts and craft store, and purchase an appropriate sized wooden letter for each stocking.

Step Two: Spray paint wooden letters the color of your choice.  Choose a color that will complement the stocking but not over power it.

Step Three: Write a name on the bottom right hand corner of each letter with a sharpie.  

Step Four: Hot glue ribbon to the back of the letter, making a loop.  Be sure to make all loops the same size so letters will hang evenly.

Step Five: Hang letter with appropriate stocking, step back, and admire your handy work!


There you have it!  Such a personal touch for so little money and time.  

This project cost me about $4 total.  I always have spray paint and spare ribbon on hand so I simply purchased the wooden letters.

And yes, I have my stockings hung with two stocking holders and a curtain rod.  Love it!

I hope you enjoy decorating and celebrating Christmas this year.

Peace out for now!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

The stockings are so pretty! I love the idea of the curtain rod! Perfect! Stocking holders are so expensive.