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Easy DIY Stocking Name Tags + Personalized Printable Labels

How to Make Cheap Stocking Name Tags

It’s gotten to the point in the holiday season where I keep adding little details to the Christmas decor around the house. No item in our house is safe from getting a red velvet bow tied around it.

The small personal touches are my favorite part every year. And these DIY stocking name tags were by far the easiest of them all.

If you’re like me always trying to find ways to get creative without breaking the bank, you’ll love these easy-peasy customizable stocking name tags made from—you guessed it—luggage tags!

Related: DIY Christmas Decorations You Can Make Inexpensively in 2023

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I wasn’t into the idea of spending $300 on a set of customized stockings. Have you seen how much personalized stockings are?!!

So I improvised…

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I’ve used these leather luggage tags before for organizing our pantry cabinet, and while I was doing that whole process, I had a thought that they would be great for personalizing our plain stockings this year.

Step 1 – Remove Plastic Window on Tag

I just cut out the clear plastic window of the tag with the knife blade so the names wouldn’t have a glare.

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Step 2 – Print Names on Cardstock

You can snag this vintage style blank stocking label set by clicking here to subscribe to get access to my full printable library. (If you’re already a subscriber, the printable library password is at the bottom of every email newsletter I send.)

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You can use the free version of Canva, Picmonkey, Google Docs, or Kapwing to type your family’s names on top of the tag image. I used the font called Parisienne.

After printing and cutting out the name card, slide it inside of the luggage tag slot.

Step 3 – Attach Name Tags to Stockings

Loop a strand of twine through the luggage tag and safety pin the twine to the top inside of the stocking.

Voila!

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I used the same labels from our pantry too since I love how simple yet charming they look.

How to Add Text to a Stocking Name Tag

If you’re a Picmonkey user, here are the steps to add your own names to your labels after you have downloaded the printable file to your computer:

  • Start on the Picmonkey.com home page.
  • Click the “Edit a Photo” button.
  • Click “Open New” -> “Computer” -> choose the printable file you downloaded from me.
  • Click the “Tt” button on the left side toolbar.
  • Click “Add Text” and choose your preferred font.
  • Type your name and size the text box as you wish.
  • Move the text box on top of a blank label into position.
  • Repeat for any other names.
  • To save, click “export”.
  • Print onto white cardstock, and you have antique style labels for your stockings.

If you prefer to work in Google Docs, you can use this video to help you add names to the labels.

Or if you have pretty handwriting, just wing it with a Sharpie and know that I’m very jealous of your skills. 😉

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These babies look pretty fancy considering they cost $38 for all 5 personalized stockings. They’re every bit as cute as the custom designer versions.

Even just the stocking tags cost somewhere around $10 each usually, but ours that were 87 cents are hard to beat.

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More DIY Stocking Name Tag Ideas

As an alternative, you can use lettered Christmas ornaments or initial keychains from the craft store as an easy DIY stocking name label.

I found these initial keychains for $1 at Hobby Lobby and sprayed them with gold spray paint.

Christmas stockings with cheap stocking name tags made of keychains

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Family

You can find 250 stocking stuffer ideas for everyone in your family here. I’ve already been going overboard with scoping out fun stocking stuffers to put in them. I think I have more fun with the itty bitty treats in stockings than I do buying the big presents.

cable knit stockings with luggage tag name tags

My Amazon cart is about to burst over here with all kinds of goodies I’m planning for Robert, Olivia, and Regan to find on Christmas morning.

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11 Comments

  1. I love this entire idea. I do have a question though – why did you cut the plastic out of the luggage tag instead if just slipping the name tag in? I’m sure there is a very good reason.

    1. I felt like the plastic made them look less vintage and kind of cheap looking. Once I cut them out, they just looked more authentic and upscale. 😉

  2. Lauren,

    A big thank you for taking the time to create a whole post on the stockings and tags. I sure appreciate the sharing of your creativity. Merry Christmas!

  3. Love these so much! I had purchased these stockings about a month ago. After Thanksgiving I hung them with some little evergreen bits but it still seemed like they needed something, so when I saw your post I said, yes, that’s it! You dear Lauren are a decorating genius! Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide, I truly enjoy opening your emails for your creative, timely and timeless ideas.

  4. Always love your tips and tricks! This one is pure genius. One of my absolute favs of the season. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas from Susie at The Chelsea Project