It’s Rachel with a fast and straightforward thought for customizing a pre-madestocking just in time for Christmas. I love the limitless methods you can match handmade stockings to your particular decor, but this yr I am all about simplifying to make positive we can invest far more time enjoying the holiday season rather of just decorating via them. I located a pre-made stocking at Target that didn’t look cheap (though it does have a tartan plaid ‘H’ on the opposite side), minimize off the red tassels it came with and commenced with a clean slate.1. To make your own you may want a pre-produced stocking, fluffy yarn, some chipboardletters (discovered mine at the Target \$ spot, but they are obtainable in the scrapbooking section of most craft retailers), embroidery thread, embroidery needle (mine is curved but yours does not need to have to be), an awl or some thing modest and sharp, a bit of sparkly ribbon for the hanger, and sparkly jingle bellornaments (or some thing related). 2. Use your awl to poke minor holes via the leading left and bottom proper corners of every single letter. Practice on a letter you aren’t going to use to get a great really feel for it. Then stitch your thread via starting up from the prime and tying a knot at the last letter’s hole. Depart some length at the starting to attach to the best of your stocking. 3. Use your fluffy yarn to finger knit about 2′ worth of rope and knot the ends. four. Tie it in a bow. five. Cut about four” of sparkly ribbon and stitch a hanger at the best on the within and then stitch the hanging letters, ornaments and finally the bow to the leading as well.I’ve made a handful of stockings for our loved ones above the years but I love the cozy seem of this 1 and how effectively it goes with our white and metallic Christmas decor this year. Let’s hope we’ve all been good this yr. I’d detest to get coal stains on my fairly new stockings. What about you, any ideas for personalizing your stockings this 12 months? -Rachel
Credits // Writer and Photography: Rachel Denbow
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