For the last several years I’ve suffered through a hodge-podge of stockings that match only in the sense that they are Christmas Stockings. This year I had enough and did something about it. Custom Stockings on a Budget. Ho Ho Ho!
Having 9 stockings to hang with care isn’t as easy as it sounds. Having 9 different stockings looks like a drunk Elf threw-up Christmas Cheer all over my mantle. It’s not pretty. Having 9 stockings to stuff also means I’m on a budget. Purchasing even a ‘cheap’ stocking at $10 x 9 = money I don’t want to waste on an over sized sock no matter how pretty it is.
So what’s a SuperMom on a budget who wants 9 stockings all hung in a row to match and look pretty to do? Well…I’m not really sure but this is what I did!
- Loop two silver bells onto an icicle ornament
- Twist ornament onto sparkly silver bow
- Fold top of ribbon down & cut small slit at the top
- Feed bow through ribbon
- Twist bow around hanging loop of stocking
- Hot glue number to bottom of ribbon
To individualize the stockings I painted wooden numbers chalk-paint black. Initials would be way cute but I liked the whimsy of the numbers. I also took a pack of cheap-o plastic icicle ornaments.
I liked how they tied in with my Mercury Mason Jar Lanterns and carried out the silver in my color scheme.
Stockings: $1.98 each
Icicle Ornaments: 8 for $1
Bells: Free from Stanley our Elf
Sparkly Bows: 10 for $2.98
Red Ribbon: 23 yards for $2.97
Wooden Numbers: .69 cents each
A Happy SuperMom: Priceless