For the longest time I tried to talk my husband into letting me get our boys and us matching stockings. I really had my heart set on one day getting us some matching sweater knit ones. I’m a sucker for anything sweater knit. But he wasn’t ever fond of the idea. He really like us all using our original stockings we had.
His and mine were the basic normal ones and our first 3 kids had charting character ones. So last year when it was time to pick out a stocking for our newest little I figured I’d try once again and so I came home with two different styles of stockings matching for our entire family.
And well after many years of trying to convince him, it finally worked. We decided on these candy cane striped ones and I don’t regret it one bit. I’m sure he was just happy that I finally stopped asking for the sweater knit ones. He did wasn’t very fond of the style and probably never would actually ever said yes to them. But these ones he could get on board with.
Well now that we all have the exact same stockings I needed to get creative with labeling who’s is who’s. Last year I just slapped on some name tags and called it a done deal for the time being. I was pretty lazy with having a newborn and 3 younger kids.
So this year I knew I wanted to get a little more creative for our stocking tags. But I also wanted to keep it very simple and cute. So I made us some printable tags (you candied where to download the entire alphabet for free at the bottom of this post). I cut some twine and added a couple of wooden beads and kinda fell like they were perfect this time.
Which also means I just had to share the DIY here for anyone that was looking for a similar look to label their matching stockings too. Below you can find the super easy directions on how to make one of your own. And below that I share how to make our stocking holder that I absolutely love too!
- Wood Beads
- Scissors + hole punch
- Printable Tags (found at the bottom of this post)
- Print off and cut out the letters you need from my printable below. Use the hole punch to remove the circle for your twine
- Cut your twine to your desired length when folded in half
- Thread through the hole on your tag
- Use a small piece of tape to tape your two ends together and create a fine point to thread through your wood beads
- Thread your beads on in your desired order
- Tie a knot at the end. Not to close so it doesn’t put strain on your paper tag and tear it
- Tie a knot near the end of your string and cut off the taped area. If your tiring to your stockings tie to them first. Otherwise hang the finished stocking tag on the hook with your stockings like I how I did with mine
Here’s a close up of one of them. I kept the amount of beads pretty short as I wanted some of the twine to show too. You can easily do more beads on yours or even none at all. Let your imagination run wild.
The fun part about the printable tags is that I kept them pretty plain and simple. Which is my go to. It makes them very versatile and easily to match anything. So when I was done making ours, I decided to to put on our tree and see how it worked out. And honestly I love them as ornaments too and decided to share a photo so you can see how cute they work for that also.
Here’s our finished set all hung up. And yes I know we need to add a 6th hook to our stocking holder… but all in time. For now my hubby and myself share a hook and it works fine for us. Before anyone asks I figured I should also share how we made our stocking holder and you can find that post here.
We are from Florida where fireplaces are big and if you have one you probably rarely use it. It truly is always hot there, which is part of the reason we moved states.
If you’ve made it this far than I want to thank you for sticking around and following along. And I also want to share the details of how to snag my free printable tags.
They are password protected in my free resource library and you can access to them by scrolling to the bottom of this page to end and joining my tribe. After you join you will get a welcome email from me with the link and password. He’s sure to check your spam folders if you can’t find it.
And if it happened to completely miss sending to your email. Feel free to reach out to me and l will make sure you to get it straightened out for you.
Have a wonderful holiday and have fun making your new stocking tags, or ornaments or stocking holder.
Until next live a life you love,
I’ve connected with some of my friend bloggers to share some other cute DIY stocking ideas and you should definitely go check out what they are sharing. I promise you won’t be disappointed!