DIY Project: Personalizing Christmas Stockings from an P88-Store

My father always tells people that I was one child that never believed in Santa Claus. He also said that I used to watch wresting on TV and kept telling my brother that I was so sure they were all acting. But that didn’t mean I never enjoyed such fictional characters, Hulk Hogan included.

I remember looking forward to getting my candies from our Christmas stocking the next day when I hear my dad come home late at night because I knew he had sneaked them. Now married, my husband is a strong believer of the Santa Claus tradition. I don’t think I’m supposed to reveal this but he actually believed the good ole jolly man existed until he was ten years old! Isn’t he precious?

Anyway, that makes me totally on board with passing on the tradition to our little one, who’s turning three years old two days before Christmas! And right now he’s at the age of really appreciating presents, from unwrapping boxes to pulling out the item to saying “thank you.” It’s now his turn to get quite excited to wake up every morning. Everyone in the house takes turn in secretly putting simple gifts inside his stocking and you know it’s the grandparents’ turn when Santa is giving more than one item!

But since all my siblings (a Christmas miracle to have them all in one city!) are coming home for the holidays with their families, mom and I decided to put up more socks for the other little tots. I knew I was going to personalize them but I did not expect to get them at a really low price. Apparently, all stockings are out of stock by this time of the year in the big shops. So I ended up—and thankfully—at Daiso, a Japanese store of thingamabobs, where I scored not just 1 but 4 stockings for only PHP 176.00!

Buy 1 take 1 for only PHP 88.00.

Since the stockings are already in glittering shade, I decided to simply add the kids’ names and that would be it. The only things you need are:

  • twine
  • glue
  • hardbound book/heaving object
  • and the ability to finish it despite having a toddler who keeps interrupting

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Krafty + Kaeratana: Top 5 Christmas Favorites

‘Tis the season to be creative! And I say it earnestly.

From adorning your home with bright colors and beaming lights to being a little more innovate in wrapping presents, Christmas gives you enough excuses to bring out the Martha Stewart in you.

Personally, I’ve been enjoying the holiday euphoria and I’m one whose gift list is not yet accomplished—that includes what I want to get for myself.  Now if you’re like me who’s still thinking of getting someone something nifty or is not yet finished with ornamenting, here are some of my best finds from krafty + kaeratna’s Christmas store:

Heidi Swapp – minc reactive foil combo pack: light pink and mint370190-minc-light-pink-mint-reactive-foil-combo

Nutscene® Twine Heritage Range: the classic ‘greentwist’

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Apple Blossom – Craft Collection 5×5 Clear Stamps: Happy Santaapple-blossom_00003

Hero Arts – 4×6 Clear Stamps: Coffee Cup Tagscl986-800x800

Gorjuss by Santoro London – Collectable rubber stamp: no. 34 nightlight gorjuss-collectable-rubber-stamp_00034-800x800

Or you can drop by here! ♥

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Sugar-Coated, Snow-Pretend Christmas

It’s been a year since I’ve been planning to post this!

So last year, just a couple of weeks before I was due to give birth, me and my girls decided to have a mini Christmas party. We wanted to have Christmas-themed food and look. Instead, we ended up with funny looking reindeers, faceless snowman heads, and warm scarves wrapped around our already sweaty necks in the middle of a humid December evening.

In other words, it was so much fun!

  

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