Decorate Holiday Stockings
The holidays came so quick it seemed this year and now it’s time to decorate. Over the years the Christmas decorations have gotten more pricier than ever. Like the trees,stockings,ornaments,and lights have just gotten more expensive. I’m definitely a Budget Mama when it comes to these things and try to shop around for cheaper. But I decided to save on stockings this year and find cheap plain ones and dress them up with my own designs. So I found gray and brown fuzzy furry stockings at Target for $2 each so I grabbed six for our family of 6. I actually bought them last year and I am ashamed to say I did hang them up plain jane…Eeeeeekkkkk!?! Never again. Maybe it’s because I’m the only girl in the house and my boys aren’t crafty and neither is my hubby.
I found this colorful paper at Michael’s Craft Store for $1 and used it to freehand style my own letters. It’s big enough to cut all six of my letters plus if I messed up their was a whole row for at least 3-4 more to cut out. But not bad for my first time freehanding letters without any stencils. Proud of myself because I’m not really craftsy but have recently taught myself to be but definitely I am not a perfectionist and have my own unique style. I found this crafty knife online here on Amazon and works great. But very sharp so it does come with a cap but make sure you keep up and away from kids. It comes with extra blades too so a plus in my book, worth the buy.
Now I’m a huge fan of these awesome Command hooks that come in a pack of 7 and are so great for walls counters and anywhere you wanna stick but comes off so easy. And won’t take off paint from wall or you don’t have to hammer a huge hole in the wall. They can hold almost anything they go on easy,strong and come off even easier. If you have never tried these your definitely missing out, and i’m new to these but I use to go and grab a nail for everything. But not anymore because it just looks so much cleaner and if you wanna move it take it off and no ugly hole or paint pulled off the wall. They also come in several sizes and colors for almost any home decor!
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I decided to get creative and found some assorted holiday shank buttons just like the one above here from Amazon as pictured above. Just adore the Christmas buttons and could not resist getting different packets so I had a variety. I handpicked the gingerbread, snowman, colorful lights, and also the jingle bells too. Don’t you just love the handpainted snowman jingle bells! My boys really had fun playing with them while I was putting them on the cord. My LO even took off with some of the buttons and decided to put them in the back of his truck(LOL)!!! So funny he really thought they were miniature toys for him.
Not too shabby eh!?! Thanks to my precise cut crafty knife. It really comes in handy for almost everything in the crafty department, if you want it cut right and it’s easy to use.
Supplies Needed: Glitter foam holiday shaped(as many family members)
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks-2-3 sticks
craftsy knife and/or scissors
glitter colorful cardstock(1)
Christmas shank buttons-variety
Holiday cord, Christmas party gift trim
We don’t have a fireplace so we just used hooks and put them in the entertainment center in our living room. I really liked the way they came out because their handmade. With that it means I have my own crafty artsy unique design handmade holiday stockings. They may not be hanging under the fireplace like the typical household but that’s okay. Also we had fun making these and my boys helped pick out the fun Christmas buttons.
The best part of this whole craftsy project is that I will hang them up every Christmas and have these memories of my boys helping…..I mean playing with the buttons,cord,trim,etc and being silly. Just proud of our first decorating stockings together because they turned out so fun and fun. Not perfect or store bought but our own style. Hopefully others will want to try and/or give them some great ideas here! And the kids will have fun as well, no doubt.
Left to Right: Tristan,Brooklyn,Mommy,Daddy,Lyric,& Kayden