Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jingle Mingle - DIY Monogram Stocking Ornaments

Anyone a fan of jingle bells?!  I know I am.  They're metallic.  They're shiny.  They make a joyful little noise.  I mean...what's not to love?  You know what else I love?  Coming up with fun Christmas crafts.  So when I was asked to participate in a jingle mingle with these fine ladies {Cuckoo4DesignShift Ctrl Alt, Nalle's HousePrimitive & ProperDwellings by Devore, and Bliss at Home}, I knew I couldn't resist!


No joke, after I got the invite for this fun series, I couldn't stop myself from using jingle bells everywhere! They were the perfect DIY addition to my Christmas home tour.

I used some to create cute little wreaths that adorn that back of our bar stools.


I also made a simple mistletoe to hang over our kitchen sink.


I even decorated my gift bags for a super fun ornament exchange night with friends!


We got to wear pj's and eat lots of yummy breakfast food for dinner.  {You need some cooking inspiration...here is who was in charge!  Check her out.  She rocks.}  It was basically a perfectly festive night. ;)



Anywho, I digress....

Back to the jingle bell project that started it all...my DIY monogram stocking ornaments! :)  They were super simple to make, and added a nice touch to our Tar-jay fur stockings.

I started with plain white MDF letters I purchased at Michael's...a "G" for me and a "P" for hubby.


White just wouldn't do it for me, so I busted out my trusty gold spray paint.  Once the letters were dry, it was time to add some ribbon and jingle bells!


First I added a loop of ribbon to the top of the "G", making sure it had enough slack to hang low on the stocking.  I used a thumb tack to secure my ribbon to the back of the MDF letter.


After that, I strung ribbon through the two different types of jingle bells {that I also I picked up from Michael's}.  I tied a knot at the end of each bell and cut the ribbon long enough so I could play around with what length would work best. Once I found out the right arrangement of the bells, I simply used another thumbtack to hold the ribbon in place on the back of the letter and trimmed the excess ribbon.


I repeated the same process for the "P".


Then it was time to hang and enjoy!!  In 10-15 minutes I was able to easily dress up our formerly-bare stockings.





I absolutely love the pop of gold on top of the fur texture!  Would any of you ever tackle this easy DIY?!

Don't forget to mingle on over to Cuckoo4DesignShift Ctrl Alt, Nalle's HousePrimitive & ProperDwellings by Devore, and Bliss at Home to see what projects they came up with! :)


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49 comments:

  1. These are awesome Gabbi! I love anything with a monogram! I may just have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby today :)

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  2. These are great! I love the simple touch to personalize your stockings. What type of gold paint do you prefer?

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    1. Thanks! I love personalizing stockings too! I use Rustoleum's spray paint in Metallic Gold.

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  3. Really really love these. So elegant!
    Since you are wearing your Christmas PJs, someone shared this video with me yesterday http://thepennternet.com/2013/12/12/56/ such a fun idea instead of Christmas cards LOL

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    1. Thanks Julia!! Haha, what a great video! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Love these! We have some monogram ornaments on our stockings too. :) The jingle bells are super cute.

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    1. Thanks so much, Anu! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  5. Looks great your stockings G :) And you are adorable in your jams! xo Kristin

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  6. oh i LOOOOOVE those! and i adore the gold against the fur- so dreamy!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cassie! I'm a sucker for some faux fur and gold too! ;)

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  7. This looks fabulous! I love your fur stockings. So pretty and your monogram with bells is just awesome. I love how it all looks together!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katja!! I had so much fun being a part of your mingle! :)

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  8. These are so cute! I have a furry blanket from PB that looks exactly like your stockings! I must get my own!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenn!! Ohhh, I bet that blanket is amazing to curl up in! :)

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  9. Oooh I love this! Such a cute idea to shnazz up those fab fur stockings!

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  10. monograms are my thanggg lately. and loving it on top of the fur!

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  11. These are fantastic! I've been on the hunt for stockings and this is such an easy way to spice up some plain ones!!

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    1. Thank you, Hayley!! Target had some great ones, but I think they sold out fast. I originally tried to get them from Restoration Hardware, but they sold out in the colors I wanted. I hope you can find some on an after Christmas sale or something! :)

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  12. Seriously genius! It's so simple yet so perfect!!! Love it my friend. The fur looks so luxurious and I love that the monograms keep them from being too "serious". Great job!

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  13. This reminds that we used to put some jingle bell necklaces (you know, the ones with the bell on a red string?) on door knobs around our house when I was growing up. I haven't thought about that in a long time! Love the glitter bells!

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  14. Those stocking turned out SO cute Gabbi! I might have to do a last DIY project here before Christmas!

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  15. Okay, so I'm intrigued as to how cool it is that you know "famous" people! I may or may not watch Married to Jonas...very cool :) And I love the mistletoe above the sink!

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    1. Haha...yea, they are wonderful people! And I watched it too. ;)

      Thanks so much, Tamara! :)

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  16. These are adorable. They look perfect on your stockings.

    Also, you are adorable. Love those pjs and love that idea for a party. Now I want to host a pajama party.

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    1. Thank you, Kim!! :)

      Aw, you just made my day! And you should definitely do it! You throw some fan-freakin-tastic parties. One day I'm just going to show up at one! ;)

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  17. Look at you go! Jingling all the way! I love it! I don't need anymore stockings but I kind of do after seeing yours. Let's hope Target has a great after Christmas sale! ;)

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    1. Hehehe...yes, I was jingling all the way! :) Fingers crossed they have some left for you! :)

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  18. I need those stockings in my life! I love how you personalized them!

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  19. I love the chair wreaths and the stockings! So cute!

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  20. Such a cute addition to your stockings! They looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Ashley...they give the stockings an extra little something! ;)

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