Save some money this holiday season by making these beautiful and easy DIY stocking tags yourself.
Us Mamas love to personalize, don’t we? Like, we are obsessed with putting our family members’ names on things! Ha! I love it! I’m not even ashamed of my basicness. I love the way these personalized DIY stocking tags bring my mismatched stockings together. I also love that they cost me wayyyy less than the ones off Etsy too! Let’s get to it, shall we?
This post is all about how to make your very own stocking tags!!
Materials for DIY Stocking Tags
- Wood slice ornaments – You can get actual tag shapes on Amazon too (I have them linked too)
- Paint and water to make your stain – I used black and brown paint
- White vinyl or paint for your lettering
- Wooden beads
How to Make DIY Stocking Tags
1. Make the Stain using water and craft paint
To mix the stain, use acrylic paint and water. Actual stain can be used, but not necessary and will require a longer drying time. To make the ornaments a color similar to mine, use a 3:1 ratio (3 parts brown and 1 part black). Gradually mix in some water to thin out your mixture.
Test the color and consistency of your stain by painting the back of an ornament and then adjust accordingly. I like being able to see the grain of the wood, so I make my stain fairly thin. This step requires some experimenting. If it’s too light, add another layer of “stain” or darken your mixture with more black. If it’s too dark, try rubbing it off with a paper towel. Play around with it!
2. Make Names
While your ornaments are drying, you can start making your names. I used my Cricut to cut out my family names, but you can always paint the names on if you don’t have a Cricut or a similar type of machine. Here’s my super easy-to-follow tutorial on lettering if you need some extra help. I make most of my Cricut designs in Canva because I like the fonts better. I just upload my Canva design to Cricut and then remove the background before cutting. For this project, I used the font “emitha”.
3. Prep Your Names
If you are going the Cricut route, your next step is to prep all your names. Tip #1: if you don’t have Cricut tools, I suggest a toothpick to help weed through the vinyl. Tip #2: Use tape to transfer names onto your ornaments. Transfer paper isn’t necessary and a waste of money in my opinion.
4. Add your Twine and Beads to complete your Stocking Tag
Yay! You are almost done! Now you just need to thread some twine through the hole in the tag and string on two beads. Add a knot to the bottom and top of the beads to keep everything in place.
5. Hang your Stockings and Tags!!
Our tags are not necessarily hanging from the stockings themselves, because it looked better when I hung them from command hooks I had stuck to the bottom of the mantle.
Share your DIY Stocking Tags with Me!!!
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