From the moment that I saw these picture frame stocking holders on clearance at Target last year, I knew what I wanted to do to cheese them up for the holidays...
A little fake mistletoe and a few
hundred pictures later, we were ready to replace the "face paper" with our smoochy selves. Nate used Photoshop and the white border trick to size the pictures for the tiny frames and I trimmed the borders before popping them in place.
I originally thought to add our names to the stockings, but I feel like they represent our personalities enough to go without those details. (Obviously, he's all about argyle and I'm Miss Glitter Felt.)
And yes, we've hung our stockings on the EXPEDIT next to the tree. Sadly, our fireplace doesn't have a mantle... but, really, what's more festive than an IKEA bookshelf ;)?
Do you hang your stocking in an unexpected place?
ETA: I almost forgot to do a budget breakdown:
Red glitter, red, and white felt- $6.50 (50% off at JoAnn's and plenty left over)
Silver and white embroidery floss- $2 (40% off at Michael's)
4x6 prints from CVS- $2 (1-hour)
Frame stocking holders- $5 (2009 Target clearance)
Total: $15.50 for both