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Friday, December 7, 2012

Easy DIY Christmas Stocking Ornaments


I'm getting really excited for Christmas this year for several reasons. First because we are welcoming our first baby into our lives this December and she will for sure be here by Christmas {thank you modern medicine!} Also, my side of the family is coming into Kansas City from Florida and Texas to spend Christmas with us and welcome new baby girl!

Another reason I'm excited is because this will be the first Christmas that Chris and I spend in our new house! So in my "spare" time, I have been hunting for good deals on new decorations.  I found some great new rustic stockings that I love and because they are all identical, I wanted to come up with a cute and inexpensive way to personalize them. I made these 4 initial monogramed stocking ornaments for less than  $9.00. You probably already have super glue and a sponge somewhere and everything else was super cheap!

Easy DIY Christmas Stocking Ornaments



What you need:
4 clay ornaments {found at Michael's}
4 letters, glitter already on them! {found at Michael's}
Martha Living Metallic Paint {Vintage Gold, Home Depot}
Sponge
Super glue {any kind is fine, hot glue will also work}



The ornaments already had the red ribbon attached, so I untied them and set them aside.  If you can't find some with ribbon already, a spool of ribbon can be bought for less than $1 at a craft store. Use the sponge to paint on the metallic paint. You could also use a paint brush or even an old rag.

{Pregnant lady, hard at work! Oh, so this is what nesting feels like!}

Use the sponge to paint on the metallic paint. You could also use a paint brush or even an old rag. I painted the back first and let them dry completely. Then the I painted the front/top, then the sides. 

Once all the paint was completely dry, I put super glue on the back of each letter and centered them on just right and let the glue dry. Lastly, attach the ribbons back on and you're done.



If you've wondering why there are only three letters, that's because we are keeping baby's name a secret until she is born. Chris and I were driving his parents crazy over Thanksgiving by not putting the 4th letter on Babe's stocking. Chris came up with this genius move......I know, we're cruel. The 4th letter is hiding!


And the T? That's for Tucker!

We couldn't leave out our "first born!" Ha.

I was extremely happy with how these turned out and the whole project, including drying time in between, took less than an hour. Monograming can be pricy, and I didn't want to be tied down to one color of thread on the stockings forever, so this was my alternative. I just hung the ornaments over the stocking holder hooks and voila! Stocking ornaments!

Something like this would actually make a nice personalized, homemade gift for someone. For more homemade gift ideas, check out my Foodie Gifts page.

10 comments:

  1. hahaha! you had me wondering throughout your entire post who the T was for! your stockings look wonderful! i hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I know, why am I so mean? :) haha We are loving keeping her name a secret, but in all honesty, I CANNOT wait to share it with everyone! We are so excited!

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  2. Those look great on your mantle! Well done.

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  3. GIRL! if you know someone that crochets or if you do... you have got to see these!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/cowboy-or-girl-baby-booties

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    1. Aww, hehe those are super cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Nice post and great craft! The dog is adorable.

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  5. Absolutely LOVE this idea with the stockings ... I made one for my pup too :) And I love that y'all are keeping the baby's name a secret! That takes skills!! Hehe.

    www.southerncharmnola.com

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    1. Thanks, Miss Southern Charm!! :) We are so excited to share her name! I'm being induced on Monday (if she hasn't come on her own already)! So soon!!! :)

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