We have never had matching stockings for Christmas. We sort of just added on new stockings each time our family grew. Some are felt but they all are crazy different colors as you can see in this post.
As I thought about making new stockings verse buying, I landed on a mix of both. I would buy the stockings and then embellish. I found these pretty sweater type stockings for $12 each. I love the two different colors. The mix of a pop of color with a neutral was perfect for my embellishing idea. Follow along and I’ll show you how simple it is to have your own embellished Christmas stockings.
I could have had them monogrammed but embroidering is much more my look. After sewing my yarn arrow pillow, I knew I wanted to use that style and technique for our names. My husband’s name is the shortest, so his stocking was my guinea pig. I love how it came out and rather than finishing the whole family I decided to share this one with you. So hurry, run and grab your supplies and we can embroidery “together”. I have four more stockings to go!
I picked a bold color, navy blue, to start his name.
I then outlined his name with different colors for an added pop. I think I will do every name a little different in font, style, spacing, and design. Having the same stocking and using the same color thread will give the set a uniform look, but still having some uniqueness in the names.
I love that by adding a little bit of imagination to an already made stocking I can just embellish and add my touch without having to spend the time creating the actual stocking. What do you think!?
Does your family have matching stockings?
I’m hoping these stockings are the ones that my kids grow up and have childhood memories remembering. I love having a project I can work on as we continue to transition to living in the north!
Hope you all have a blessed week!