Decorating for the holidays is a festive bonding opportunity. However, once those stockings are placed upon the mantle—or in my case, a storage rack— it leaves many begging the question: what now? Stocking stuffers are small, but plenty, and the costs can add up. If you’re trying to fill a loved one’s stocking on a budget, choose to make them! We have 5 DIY stocking stuffers that anyone will appreciate.
Handsewn fabric pins
It seems this year’s hottest decorations are felt letter ornaments, but I decided to make them a bit different. Using fabric scraps from past projects, I left it to my Cricut Maker 3 to cut perfect pins. Once the shapes were cut, I put on a fun holiday movie and began stitching them up. This project is easy and adorable!
Mittens, socks, and scarves are a holiday gifting favorite, but let’s make them a little more special this year. Monograms can be as traditional or as playful as you want them to be, and they are a simple way of telling your loved ones you added an extra touch to their gift.
Embroidered bucket hat
Embroidered apparel is a timeless way of expressing your craftiness and your patience. As a beginner embroiderer, I used Cricut to create a stencil which I followed to create the outline of my embroidery design. While this is not the easiest gift of the bunch, it’s one of my favorites that can be used all winter.
Above all types of games, a small jigsaw puzzle has found its way into my stocking more years than not, and I love it. Puzzles are a fun activity to do alone or with loved ones, and this personalized picture to piece together makes it even more meaningful. Using one of the many templates on Design Space and some chipboard, the puzzle was a straightforward craft to make.
I don’t know about you, but my gift-giving efforts wouldn’t be complete without iron-on graphic tees. This craft is simple to make for your friends and family and can be personalized to everyone’s taste. For mine, I used a mix of iron-on vinyl and Smart Stencil to paint parts of the picture.
Opting to make your stocking stuffers means your family and friends will receive original gifts that are handmade and from the heart. Regardless of what you gift, handmade items add a personal sparkle that anyone can enjoy this holiday season. Cricut comes in handy once again to stuff those stockings without emptying the wallet.
Share your jolly creations this holiday season on our social channels by tagging #cricut or #cricutmade. Happy Holidays!