Personalized Christmas Stocking and a Pink-a-Palooza Tree

Personalized Christmas Stocking and a Pink-a-Palooza Tree

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Just in case you were wondering…..

….this is not a project of epic proportions.

It’s not a reinventing-the-stocking-project.

Like taking a Pringles can and wrapping it with zebra duct tape to create a stocking for the new millennium.

As exciting as that sounds….

….it’s more of a mini-stocking-makeover.

Kind of like when Kathy Lee and Hoda nab an unsuspecting woman off the street and take her into the studio.  And they change her hair color and give her a new hair cut and style and put some eye shadow on her and dress her in some Spanx and a really cute outfit from JC Penny’s.  And then she comes out from behind the curtain and her family is all like “You look incredible.”  And then the lady breaks into hysterical sobs because she realizes that she has finally left the 1970′s behind and stepped into 2013.

Not that the 1970′s isn’t all that and a bag of chips.

It’s just sometimes we all could use a mini-facelift.

Or a good pair of Spanxs.

Whichever comes first. :)

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How To Make Personalized Christmas Stockings

with Stocking Tags

Supplies:

small rectangular pieces of wood

white paint

Mod Podge

matte clear acrylic spray

ribbon

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Step 1:  Paint tags

Take the small wood rectangular pieces.

Paint them white with acrylic craft paint.

Drill a small hole in the top (you can always skip this step and hot glue the ribbon if you want).

Lightly distress with sand paper.

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Step 2:  Mod Podge photos

Print off photos on your ink jet printer.

Seal them with a clear acrylic spray.  Let dry completely.

This seals the ink jet image and prevents smudging when you go to Mod Podge

Mod Podge a layer on the wood and the back of the ink jet image.

Place image on wood and add another layer of Mod Podge on top.

Smooth out wrinkles.

Let dry completely overnight.

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Step 3:  Add ribbon

Cut ribbon in half and thread through holes of finished photos.

Repeat with each photograph.

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Step 4:  Tie photographs to stocking

Tie the photographs on with a bow and make sure they lay flat.

Now Santa will know who’s stocking to fill. :)

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It’s such an easy fun project and they would make fun present toppers, too!

I hung the stockings with their new stocking tags next to the pink-a-palooza tree in the gatehouse office.

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It’s a classic white tree from Balsam hill that almost looks real….

…..if white trees truly grew in forests covered by dragonflies. :)

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There are layers and layers of branches decked with birds and patterned ornaments.

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And a disco ball or two.

Because….seriously…..

….what’s Christmas without a little rockin’ around the tree. :)

I’m so excited to be sharing my Pink-a-palooza Christmas Tree as part of

Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas Series!

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Monday December 2nd:
Vanessa (At The Picket Fence)
Ashley (Cherished Bliss)

Tuesday December 3rd:
Beth (Unskinny Boppy)
Candace (Vintage News Junkie)

Wednesday December 4th:
KariAnne (Thistlewood Farms)
Kristin (My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

Thursday December 5th:
Kim (Sand and Sisal)
Laura (Finding Home)

Friday December 6th:
Courtney (French Country Cottage)
Jeanne (Jeanne Oliver)

Saturday December 7th:
Jen (Jen Rizzo)
Heather (At The Picket Fence)

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Be sure to stop by to see my friend Kristen from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s tree!

disclosure:  I was provided with a free tree from Balsam Hill for this post.

All opinions are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

 PS  Linking to How Sweet the Sound.

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Comments

  1. These are so cute. I love the hot pink stockings with sequins. We all need more sequins in our lives too.
    And that tree is nothing but spectacular.

  2. These are TOO cute! love them little tags! Your tree is stunning! Pinning!

  3. Acrylic spray to seal the pictures first! Genius! That little tip would have saved many a modge podge mess for me! LOVE that tree! Life to the full! Melissa

  4. I’m usually more conservative with decorating, but wow, your palooza tree is stunning! It shines and sparkles! And the stockings…so cute…especially with the photo on them. What a wonderful idea! Too bad my kids are all grown and gone, but that might be a neat idea to make for the grandkids…when I have time…all 9 of them.
    Debbie :)

  5. Karianne,
    I can’t stop staring at all the color and the sparkle and the feathers and black and white photos. Oh you’re daughters look just like you! Cute ideas and so much fun!!

  6. Hi KariAnne, I love the use of the photos. What a clever idea to use them as gift toppers.
    Your kids are adorable too.

    Happy holidays!

  7. I am IN LOVE with your Pink-A-Palooza tree. It’s the cutest darn thing!

  8. what a great idea for name tags on stockings! I am in need of this ;) thanks for sharing !

  9. Absolutely adorable idea! And that TREE. Girl… I never saw this amazing colour thing coming on. I think every single girl ought to have her own gatehouse to play with! Outstanding, KariAnne! Everything is so beautiful!

  10. Your tree is so cheerful and fun! It looks beautiful!

  11. Simply marvelous, dahling!!! I am digging the pink and may have to break out of my neutral loving shell next year to play with this magnificent color!! I am inspired indeed!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  12. I want to come rock around the pink a-palooza tree with you my friend!! I A.D.O.R.E it!! It was a matched made in heaven…a beautiful white tree and the gatehouse! Thank you for joining in on the 12 Bloggers of Christmas…you’re truly a rockstar! ;)

    Heather

  13. The tree is so beautiful – and the tag is such a fine idea – and great to look at as they grow older! Love it all!

  14. Sheryll & Critters. :

    Oh my what a wonderland for me. I love EVERYTHING……. but what in the world did you do to that plain, simple white tree…….. other than the ornaments, to make it look so very, very fantasy land????? HUH? I looked at the tree at the site and it is NOTHING without your magical touches………. give girl.

  15. I love the cute little picture tags! What a neat way to decorate your stockings!

  16. I love your tree and have the same white one! Can you tell me where you got some of your ornaments from?! Most of the holiday stores in my area have shut down over the last few years and I don’t know where to go!

  17. Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend. It makes my day to find you here. And, who could resist all of your gorgeous pinkness this year. You know I love it all – just like I love you.♥

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