I've been seeing these super cute paw stockings on etsy and after finding a sweet home-made stocking whilst thrifting it was a pretty simple DIY from there on in :)
Some left over pieces of felt, some googling of cat paws (cute and fun exercise!) and a few stitches later - hey presto!
You can see just how small Gremlin's stocking (or gigantic ours are) in comparison.
I always get a little sad seeing home made items at thrift stores - so much work and materials to be sold for 50 cents! On the flip side I appreciate the time and effort that went into making the stocking, so it went to a good home :)
Ben and I have already figured out what we're getting Gremlin - a small wrapped bag of deli ham. He especially loves food if he gets to bite through the wrapping - a discovery made from leaving our shopping out on the counter (once or twice) :p
I told Ben next year I'm going to embroider our names onto our stockings! I did spy whilst over at my sweet cousin's house her stockings modified using tinsel pipe cleaners to spell out names (super clever and maybe a little easy than potential embroidery adventures!)