Monday, December 20, 2010

Stocking Substitute

As the all four of my kids have grown up, gotten married and moved on they have all taken their Christmas stockings with them.  Leaving me with not just an empty nest, but an empty mantel and the questions: what do I do with their stocking stuffer presents when they are all home for Christmas???

It's a week before Christmas and I can't make 7 stockings...besides they all have stockings at their own homes.  I thought of little boxes, but couldn't find the right size. I found some cute tins, but they were more than I wanted to spend.  Here is what I came up with after wandering around Michaels:

Some stickers and tags; each couple will have a theme

Some handle bags

decorative tape

a finished Christmas bag "stocking"

The mantle full and the "stockings"ready to be filled, now I better finish my shopping and get to the wrapping!

Merry Christmas everyone!

<Sumo Sweet Stuff
Its So Very Cheri

The Girl Creative


  1. Those are really cute! :-) Are Rachel and Pete not going to be around this Christmas?

  2. Yep, they are in Morocco for a wedding over Christmas and New Years so they won't be participating in the stocking tradition:-(