I am that girl. You know, the one that gushes over the Pottery Barn Holiday Catalog every year when it comes in the mail. You have to agree, it is filled with the most lovely and desirable home touches, but I am not always willing to spend the pretty penny those price tags demand. That is why I love to create a personalized item in its place. Something similar that looks just as nice as the one you see in a fancy catalog, but in the end is extra special because it has your own personalized touch. A personalized stocking is one item I had to have, but with the help of a little creativy I was able to do so on a reasonable budget.
Picking out the stocking is the fun part. All of the stores offer great options and at very reasonable prices. I recently picked out the perfect stockings to match my Christmas decorations at Hobby Lobby at 50% off – Win! I then looked into different options for lettering. I found patches, fabric letters and metal ornaments; all of the options were great, but I fell for the 3D effect of the ornaments. (Also, purchased at Hobby Lobby at 50% – Win again!)
Adding the ornament to the stocking is actually quite easy. I am by no means a seamstress, but I have sewn on a button or two in my day. All you need is thread & a needle and to be able to stitch a few loops to hold the ornament onto the stocking. It truly is that simple and it doesn’t have to be perfect, no one will notice the small stitching.
I found all 4 of our initials and within minutes I had personalized stockings that we can use for years to come. You can do it too! Each stocking cost me about $10 total and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
It is not the price or the brand name on the item, it is the story behind it that matters most. Get creative and don’t be afraid to leave your own personal mark.