wood stocking tag

I almost titled this post #calmdownitsnotevenhalloweenyet

And #dontadjustyourscreenandyesthosearestockings

But I had to post because (1) I was so excited I couldn’t wait any longer to show you the stocking collection and (2) the stockings sold out last year and (3) by the time I got around to remembering to post my Christmas mantel in December they would all be gone.

So with a drum roll and clanging cymbals and a ticker tape parade….I present to you without further ado…..

 …..the 2014 Thistlewood stocking collection from South House Designs.

Christmas stocking tag diy project

I’ve never designed something like this before and it was kind of like giving birth except without the labor pains and ice chips and the cute wreath on the hospital door.

In July, Diane from South House Designs sent me a giant box full of patterns and swatches and trims and buttons and then waited patiently as I sent her combination after combination and then changed my mind and re-sent them to her and then changed my mind about 100 times and then re-sent them again.

I just wanted them to be perfect.

And kind of neutral.

And burlapy with a little vintage silhouette and simple trims and mother of pearl buttons topped off with a pop of farm-house pattern.

Whew.

That is a lot to ask of one little stocking.

wood stocking Christmas diy

And to top off the 2014 stocking collection…I made these easy DIY wood Christmas stocking tags.

I’ve never really worked with the wood slices before and I love the combination of the rustic wood against the stockings.

It literally took me 10 minutes to make all of them….

….with plenty of extra time leftover for fall decorating. 🙂

diy Christmas wood stocking tags

Supplies:

wood slices 

letter stamps

brown or sepia stamp pad

eye hooks

twine

wood pieces

 

1.  Start with the wood slices

You can buy these at any craft store.

They come with a birch bark edge or a rough bark (super technical term) edge.

letter stamps2.  Find letter stamps

Let me interrupt this wood Christmas stocking tag post to tell you this is seriously the cutest set of stamps I have ever seen.

And the best part?

They were 50% off this week at Hobby Lobby for only $4.99.

Totally worth the price of admission.

wood stocking tags personalized3.  Line up the stamps

Get ready….because this is the hard part. 🙂

Simply line up the stamps and hold them all together to make sure they are spaced correctly.

Then I stamped the pad with the stamps (just like this).

wood stocking tags diy

And when I was finished the tag looked like this.

See how cute the stamps are?

And if you squint…the sepia almost looks like the name was burned into the wood.

Almost.

Christmas stocking tag

Add the eye hook to the top and tie a piece of twine to hang the tag to the stockings.

Easy. check

Super cute. check

I thought how perfect they would be as Christmas ornaments or present toppers or wreath decorations and then I remembered that it was only October.

{gulp}

So #maybejustpinthemforlaterandstartcarvingsomepumpkins  🙂

PS  To see the entire stocking collection and ordering information….click here.

Comments

  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Adorable! Adorable!! Adorable!!! Did I mention that I think they are adorable? :-) And I can see why you'd have a hard time making sure the fabric and embellishments combined just right -- and you - you little genius-- did a perfect job of it!! The combination of rustic and classic makes for such a warm atmosphere. #icanseewhyyouposteditnowandnotlater. Now for Halloween! Big Hugs!!

  2. Image for Christine Christine

    Karianne, I can not wait for Christmas to be here!!! All year long I think 8 Christmas ideas. I think your stocking and tags are country cute! Good job! Christine

  3. Image for brenda brenda

    cute AND I am so grateful folks are choosing to give project ideas and directions before the week before Christmas when there is no time to do them

  4. Image for Mimi Mimi

    I LOVE the Christmas stockings! #brilliant. Those cuffs trimmed in contrasting fabric and buttons are gorgeous! I'm so glad the directions for the wood tags are easy. I was seriously suffering from a severe case of crafting inferiority because I thought the directions would be something along the lines of: 1. Find last year's Christmas tree and cut the trunk into neat slices no larger than 13/15 of an inch thick. 2. Next, fire up the wood burning kit or you can fashion one from a pre-1900's Sears screwdriver and an open fire... Thank you for sharing clever ideas that we can all do!

  5. Image for Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life...

    Holy cuteness Batman!! Adorable… those stockings are fab… all hung by the chimney with Karianne ( sorry, I had to) and the little rustic wood tags are perfection. I am copying this idea, perhaps even a version of them for the seasonal decorating at The Little Inn!! :)

  6. Image for Maureen Maureen

    Wow - you did it again. The stockings are both classic and fun - just like the rest of the collection. Great job!

  7. Image for Celeste Celeste

    I am never an impulse buyer. I usually hang out in the store for two hours before I can decide, but I knew right away these were perfect for me so I jumped and bought two stockings in your collection right away. Somehow when it's right you just know it. I also have some wood snowflake ornaments that were supposed to be painted with chalkboard paint two Christmases ago. Now I'm glad I never painted them. They'll make perfect name tags for my stockings. Thanks for going over them numerous times and thank you for posting them early.

  8. Image for Cheryl @ Artzzle Cheryl @ Artzzle

    Yay, Christmas but not just Red and Green. Perfect look for LOTS of tastes. And another easy project. I'm going to look up those stamps at Hobby Lobby ... sounds like a great price and I like the variations. Fun post :)

  9. Image for amy watson amy watson

    Those stockings are amazing, so glad you did this now, l have time to order new stockings for everybody.....Thanks karianne....love your blog so much......

  10. Image for Beth Beth

    Love the stockings and the wood tags. Your colors and combinations are just scrumptious. And darn it I was at Hobby Lobby for the first time in my life last week and didn't even see the stamp section. How did that happen? And I'm a HUGE stamper. Love the idea.

  11. Image for usenet providers usenet providers

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who hadd been conducting a little rexearch on this. And he actually bought me breakfast simplly because I found it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your wweb page.

  12. Image for Gwen Gwen

    I admit. I get so much stuff for the adult kids and now my step grandkids are even adults. I have IKEA boxes for their gag gifts and electric tooth brushes and toothpaste. But for my sweet hubby and I. It's been a rough year. He's just home from a stroke after a surgery which has him partially blind. But a small piece floated away last night. Praise God!! He's beginning to see!!! ( He's only 53) So I was thinking how nice just the two of us having special stockings. I could not make a stocking for your price. Quality fabric. Buttons that are quality. The trim. Unique shape. Don't sell the pattern. I read the story behind the stockings and I thought Wow. Isn't it amazing what one person did?? Not talking about it. But did it? I'm going to pray for a blessing to get stockings for hubby and me. To celebrate a new life of my year's word BLESSINGS

  13. Image for Amber Amber

    Eeeeeek!!! Those are adorable, and neutral, and sophisticated, and perfect! They could work with like, almost any decor. It must have taken you forevah to get just the right combinations. KariAnne, you just did that! I love them!

  14. Image for sammio sammio

    Oh Karianne, are you teasing me or what? I just can't wait to see your Christmas decorations for this year..... I've been waiting since you told us about your magazine debut last year! Here I couldn't wait to tune in last year to get some of your awesome ideas just to find out I would have to wait till this year...... I was SO happy for you! Keep up your Rock Star Self!!!! :-)

  15. Image for Zolane Zolane

    Absolutely charming and those tags...adorable! I thought for sure they were burned in with a wood burning tool :)

  16. Image for Charmaine Charmaine

    FABULOUS!! I would title your stocking display ' Classy Country'!! Love the mixture of fabrics and prints! You are spot on with these stockings and the cute wooden "FARM" letters! You Go Gurl!!

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