DIY Christmas Stocking Tags

Store-bought Christmas stockings quickly become Personalized Christmas Stockings when you add these fun DIY felt name tags and colorful pompom embellishments! 

Personalized Christmas Stockings

I have a confession. I have a slight Christmas stocking buying problem. It might be a pretty significant problem, as every year for past three years I have purchased new Christmas stockings in an attempt to find a set to accommodate my fickle decorating needs. Remember, there are seven members of my family – that means I now have twenty-one unused stockings. TWENTY-ONE. I’ll be looking for a project for THOSE this year!

Personalized Christmas Stockings-different colors

But, you guys, I think I’m finally happy with our stockings! I purchased store-bought cream colored stockings in three different textures. They go with everything! Ask me how much I love them! Go ahead, ask! I LOVE THEM!

The only thing that would make them better is if they were Personalized Christmas Stockings. What I needed was a set of ridiculously fun and colorful felt name tags!

personalized christmas stockings- tags

I can’t wait to show you how I made them. Nothing adds whimsy like pompoms and tassels. Color is a must – I’m not exactly a neutral kind of girl – just check out my most recent decorating projects for proof of that! These tags have tons of color, made with my die cut machine; each has four layers of color and loads of sweet pompoms.

To only add to the fun, if you scroll down to the bottom of this post, I’m sharing eleven OTHER Winter Wonderland projects just for your Silhouette machine, so be sure to check those out! For now, though, let’s get started!

HOW TO MAKE DIY PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS STOCKING TAGS

Personalized Christmas Stockings - Materials

Here’s what you’ll need:  

Yarn in at least two different colors
4x 8″x11″ Felt Sheets in various colors
Scissors
Silhouette machine
Pom-poms
Wonder under – paper-backed interfacing

Create the pattern

Create the names in silhouette studio using the font “Yellow Daisy.” If you decide on a different font, remember that the felt is tough to cut, so you want your shape to be large and not too detailed!

Prep the felt for cutting

Adhere the wonder under to the backside of three of your felt pieces by applying a hot iron to the paper backing side of the “wonder under” (the bumpy side goes against the fabric). Put the remaining piece aside. I used acrylic felt, and wool felt – I found no difference in either as far as cutting goes. What I did find helpful was to iron the felt flat on each side.

Cut your names

Personalized Christmas Stockings - cut tags

Now it’s time to cut. Set your silhouette blade to 10. Choose thick fabric for the material, set your cut blade setting to 10, the thickness at 33 and the speed to 2. Lay your fabric on your cutting mat, paper backing side down and smooth firmly to the mat. I found it useful to attach a piece of masking tape along the edge to keep the rollers from bunching up.

Send the cut to the Silhouette. Then, without removing the mat, cut again until you see the cut lines on the backside. You likely will have to do this to her three times before it will cut through.

Put the tags together

Remove the felt from the mat and snip any edges that are attached. Remove the paper backing.

Repeat steps 1-5 for all four felt pieces, including the section without the wonder under backing.

To stack and adhere the name pieces, lay the name piece without the wonder under down on the ironing board, and cover with a interfaced name piece, lining up the edges. Using a hot iron, press the felt pieces together. Add the remaining pieces in the same fashion until you have a stack. Trim edges where needed and thread through with a bit of yarn.

Make the pompom strands

personalized christmas stockings- pompom stocking embellishments

Create the pompom string using a piece of yarn about 12″ long, the pompoms – about 6 of different sizes and colors and a tassel made of yarn. Thread the yarn first through the tassel, then through the pompoms and tie off.

Attach the strands and tags to your stockings

personalized christmas stockings-pompom Christmas Stocking

Attach both the name tag and the pompom string through the loop on the stocking.

Hang the stocking and have a fabulous Christmas!

Aren’t they fun?! All that pompom and tassel cuteness has just made my Christmas – or at least my Christmas stockings! So, guess who won’t be buying new stockings this year? Yep! This girl!

Personalized Christmas Stockings

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check back later for some tips on how to ready your home for the holidays!

Oh! Before you go, make sure you check out these other Winter Wonderland Silhouette projects from some super talented ladies!

Silhouette Creators Challenge Winter Wonderland

 

1. A Turtles Life From HomeHand Lettered Holiday Scroll | 2. Michelle James Designs Winter Wonderland Throw Pillows Using the Silhouette Cameo | 3. Uncookie CutterTree Stand Box | 4. Vintage Romance Style – Cabin Cozy Scrap Wood Snowflake | 5. Simply {Darr}ling Upcycled Christmas Card Display | 6. Knock It Off Kim DIY Christmas Stocking Tags | 7. Houseful of Handmade DIY Vintage Christmas Scroll | 8. Dwell Beautiful Glittery Christmas Song Lyric Art | 9. Morena’s Corner Make Black and White Cards |10. Rachel TeodoroLighted Christmas Tree Truck |11. Pocketful of Posies – DIY Simple Joy Ornament

 

 

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8 Comments

  • The Honeycomb Home

    These came out so cute, I love those white stockings too!!

    December 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • Rachel Teodoro

    That just adds a fun little pop now doesn't it?!

    December 8, 2016 at 5:23 pm Reply
  • Amy Dowling

    These tags are awesome! Super cute!

    December 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm Reply
  • Ariel Garneau

    Well aren't those cute! I added tassels and pom poms to our stockings this year too 🙂 Didn't think about name tags though! Great idea

    December 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • Amanda H.

    Those are SO cute! What an awesome idea!

    December 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm Reply
  • Rachel Beach

    The silhouette is just the best invention ever! I really love the idea of personalizing stockings and yours are so cute!

    December 13, 2016 at 5:10 am Reply
  • Michelle James

    Wow these are just the cutest thing ever and I love that you have purchased new stockings each year. That is great. I made some stockings a few years ago and now feel I have too much invested in them to get new ones. LOL! I have never set my blade to a 10 before. That is crazy. You are very talented!

    December 14, 2016 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Sarah Pawlak

    SO cute!! I absolutely love how they look!

    December 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm Reply
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