I've been working on a 12 Days of Christmas series for the last few weeks and we're ready to launch!
Last year I didn't do anything for Christmas, the year before I had done a GARLAND, FEATHER TREE, ADVENT CALENDAR and TREE SKIRT so I decided just to skip. However, this year brought a slew of fresh inspiration.
First up are the stockings! We have struggled throughout our marriage to find the perfect stockings, and so we haven't really had any. I really wanted to remedy that this year, but once again- the fair isle stockings I wanted sold out before I could get them! The original plan was to get two fair isle stockings (one red, one white) and then have the red one as John's and the white as mine. As we had children, we would add these plain stockings, with the white for girls and the red for boys.
SO I decided to take the plain stockings and customize them! I got these for $6 each from Hobby Lobby. All other supplies are also from Hobby Lobby. I'm starting with the stockings because I'd LOVE your input! I haven't made a final decision yet :)
I also used ribbon that incorporated all three stocking colors (Hobby Lobby, $5), crown appliqués ($2, eBay) & jingle bells ($3.50 for 70, Hobby Lobby) for all of the different looks.
Here we have a monogram + appliqué for the boys and a big bow + monogram for the girls. Below, there's a bowtie version for boys as well... bowties are cool. UPDATE: John liked the bowtie, so the directions for it are below :)
I haven't made any of these permanent because I just can't decide! If you want to weigh in- or have another idea for customizing stockings/making them look cohesive and personalized, feel free to leave a comment!
**here are the instructions for the bow tie stockings
All the best, and as always, thanks for reading!