You see the stockings hanging on the mantle in this photo? My mom made those when I was a teenager. One for each of us kids at the time, before the family grew with marriages and children-in-laws.
The stockings are always my FAVORITE part of Christmas. Presents are fun, but for some reason I love the goodie bag of a stocking. The little thoughts, the extras.
I’ve tried many times to make our family stockings but I always get about 1/2 way and then stop and rush to find the already bought stockings we own from a storage bin. They’re uber ugly.
Here’s some fun alternatives and even no-sew options for stockings. Guess which one I’m going to try?
A few good ideas for stuffers??
Gift cards are always a hit inside of a stocking. Lottery tickets are a fun addition as well. For kids? Stickers!! Tattoos!! Bracelets, beaded necklaces and small cars or animals.
Step away from the battery powered noise makers. Back up slowly … keep walking to the book section and find yourself the shelf of books that also do not require batteries or have buttons.
Wooden toys are always a hit.
Go to town!
(I’ll be trying the paper ones first and if I’m not satisfied, we’ll go for the felted ones with hand prints and snow flakes … that we’ll make)