Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A Home Made Christmas

Today is the last Wednesday be for Christmas and is your last chance to join in with your own contribution to "A Home Made Christmas".  I hope everything is on track at your place for a joyful and restful Christmas.

Until now I have blogged about a lot of different things you can make and give but this week it is all about how you give the gift.

A home made Christmas Stocking could be the perfect way.
I have made Christmas stockings a number of times as gifts for my husband, children of friends and family, and friends of mine too.
I just drew up my own pattern and made it using some Christmas fabric and ribbon.  Christmas stockings can be made to any size and you can make them as simple or as complicated as you like.
This one was made for me by my mum when I was a child.

This is Hubby's one that I made for him
There are plenty of website out there for inspiration and patterns but here are just a few:

Fox News
Martha Stewart
You Tube

Christmas stockings are also great when it comes to presents for Santa.  Depending on how big you make the stocking Santa can only leave gifts that fit inside it.  This means Santa does not have to spend extra money buying enough to fill a pillowcase or Santa Sack and the bigger gifts can be given by Mums and Dads.

At our house Santa typically leaves things like chocolate, lollies, earrings (for me), CD's, Water Bombs (Hubby is a big fan of bombing people after a few drinks and here in QLD it is normally so hot no one cares)
socks and jocks and movie tickets.  Basically anything that can fit.

How does Santa leave the gifts at your house?


  1. I don't have any more ideas, and we are all ready for Christmas! We just have two stockings for the grandchildren which they can open as son as they arrive. Then there is one present from us to arrive once all the adults are here and we are exchanging our kris kringle gifts. We get the grandkids to hand them out and wait until the person has opened their gift before they hand out another one.

  2. More christmas baking over my way, homemade baking seems to always be appreciated as gifts. Love the stocking, well done!

  3. These are very cute stockings! I made the ones for our family, too. (several years ago) Opening the stockings is a big event for us on Christmas morning and we are always trying to think up cool things to stuff them with.


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