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I looked everywhere for simple personalized stocking tags this year and couldn’t find anything I liked at a decent price so of course I decided to make some.
I used all scrap material I had laying around, but if purchased all together this project comes out pretty cheap.
What you need for this project:
First thing I did is cut my poplar board. I took one end and cut two 45 degree angles to make a point. Then I cut the tip of the point off to get my shape. Then I just drilled a hole at the top! See the illustration to the left.
Next I stained the wood. I used a wood conditioner before staining my wood. This isn’t necessary but stains come out differently when you use the conditioner VS not using it. I wanted a more even look. Without the conditioner you get a grainier look. The photo on the right shows the difference – The left tag has wood conditioner and the right does not.
Once the stain is dry I used my stencil to paint on the initials. You can also do the full name if you prefer but I wanted to go with simple initials.
And last I pulled the ribbon through. You can do the ribbon however you’d like. Here I showed 3 different ways to tie it.
That’s it! You’re done! Follow along for more DIY tutorials or checkout my instagram @designingparkside for daily DIY tips!