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Stocking Stuffers You Can Make

Forget the big Christmas gifts, the most fun thing to open on Christmas morning has to be the Christmas stocking!  All of the little surprises that are stuffed into that big stock tend to create the most excitement.

As the giver, some stockings can be so easy to fill while others take a little more thought and creativity.  Adding in a few homemade stocking stuffers is a fun way to personalize a stocking and make it special.

To help you with some ideas, I found several examples of items that you can make quite easily.  There should be something for almost everyone to enjoy – including yourself!

These wine cork key chains are fun to use as a stocking stuffer and a great way to recycle too!  I made these in a variety of different patterns.  Check out the tutorial here.

Another type of key chain made from a wine cork is this more nautical look which is great for boaters.  My tutorial is super easy.

I love these reindeer noses made by Personal Touch.  The candy is malted milk balls with one big red gumball.  See how she made the label for this cute bag of treats.

For the little ones, a roll of crayons in their favorite colored or patterned fabric is a fun gift to tote around.  Check out the blog post by Tutorial Adventures for this project plus others geared toward pre-schoolers.

Personalize some chap-stick with your own labels for a very special touch.  Yours Truly G shows you not only how to make the labels but how to make your own lip balm as well.

Skin scrubs are something that I typically put in my two daughter’s stockings.  This homemade sugar scrub idea would be a fun one to try.  Check out Maybe Matilda for the tutorial on this one.

Jewelry like this rustic pendant necklace makes a nice gift the perfect size to fit into a stocking.  Here are some other jewelry ideas:

How about a little party jewelry by Martha Stewart?  These little baubles would be a fun and glitzy treat to receive.

For the little girls, I love these cute little pencil necklaces.  See how to make these from Design Mom.

We can’t forget the boys and these homemade marshmallow guns are just the ticket.  Mom’s Crafty Space came up with this idea and shows just how easy it is to put these fun toys together.

Finally, a gift anyone can use is a bookmark!  This bookmark craft can be modified to fit anyone’s taste.  See how I made this from a paint chip card.

Now you can go ahead and start stuffing those stockings with some of your own homemade gifts.  Have fun personalizing them to suit each recipient and just see how much they appreciate the extra measure!

Happy Crafting!