Stocking Tags

Make these simple Christmas stocking tags with a bit of scrap wood, some twine and pre-cut letters from the dollar store.

How is your Holiday prep going?

I’m nearing the finish line thanks to my “100 Things 2 Do Before Christmas” checklist“.  Yes, I know that seems like a promo, but this free printable really does help keep me on track so that I can actually enjoy the Holidays instead of just rushing through them.  Just a few more handmade gifts to go, the pre-Christmas clean, and then Hubby takes over with Holiday groceries and cooking.

I love when it’s his turn to take over.

I just sit in my chair with a new book (I’m still trying to get Jólabókaflóð to take in Canada) and enjoy the fruits of my month-long labour.

Speaking of, one of my tasks was to create stocking tags for these super-soft, winter-white Christmas stockings I picked up (in an after-Christmas sale) last year.

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I have nothing against embroidered names on Christmas stockings, but I wanted these to look warm and cozy and a bit rustic, so wooden stocking tags were definitely the way to go.

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I had some leftover 1/4″ thick pieces of wood in the garage, so I cut them down to 4″ by 2″  (10cm by 5cm) and then added a 45 degree bevel on the top corners to make them look more like actual tags.

I used a dark walnut stain and coated them with a layer of Varathane triple-thick to protect them and keep the stain from rubbing off onto my stockings.

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I found these pre-cut letters at the dollar store and gave them a coating of white gloss paint.

I glued the letters to each stocking tag with Gorilla Glue clear and then tied everything together with a bit of rustic twine.

Doesn’t get much easier than this!

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Sweet, simple, rustic and finished – these stocking tags are wins in my pre-Christmas-prep books!

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The wood cut letters came in a huge alphabet set (of about 4 of each letter) and rang in at $4.  The star ornaments were $1 and the wood, twine, stain and varnish were already in my garage – so my grand total for labeling 7 Christmas stockings was a whopping $5; that’s considerably less than if I’d decided to add embroidery to each – which usually rings in around $3 Cdn per letter.

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These DIY stocking tags have the added bonus of being easily removed – so when my kids drive me to the edge of insanity, I can simply undo the twine knot and remove them from Santa’s delivery system.

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These stocking tags took minutes to make (not including dry-time for the stain and varnish) so you still have plenty of time to whip a few out for your own Christmas stockings, or as special gift tags on presents.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen cut-out snowflakes at the dollar store as well, so you could change these up and make tag ornaments for your tree.

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I’ve got two football jersey cases to build and one more reindeer to cut and paint and then the lounging begins!

Have a great one!

Linked to:  Between Naps on the Porch

2018-12-17T10:11:41-05:00December 12th, 2018|DIY, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments

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