Stocking Name Tags

stocking name tags for personalized stockings
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Quick and easy DIY stocking name tags - so you can have personalized Christmas stockings!  Easy to add a name, change names, or change stockings since it's just a stocking name tag (instead of embroidered stockings).  We also love these name tags for place settings, on the backs of chairs, or gift tags.  Free tutorial from

Personalized stockings can be so expensive.  And you have to special order - so adding another stocking or changing a name is a big expensive deal with lead time.

Why not make your own stocking name tags?  I made a set for my family and it only took about 20 minutes and cost about $1 a tag

stocking name tags

For about $5 I was able to personalize our family's Christmas stockings, and the stocking name tags are so beautiful!  

Stocking Stand Plans

You can build the stocking stand too!  Here's the tutorial.

stocking stand

Stocking Name Tags Tutorial

You can make your own stocking name tags for personalized Christmas stockings too!  Here's how -

stocking name tags dimensions
About 4" x 6" overall


Shopping List
  • 18" of 3/8" x 3/8" square dowel ($1.48 for 3 feet at Lowes - will make two name tags)
  • Card Stock
  • Printer
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Saw for cutting the wood (can use a hand saw)
  • Ruler or Tape Measure
  • Stain or paint (optional)
Cut List
  • 2 - 3/8" x 3/8" square dowels @ 5-7/8" long 
  • 2 - 3/8" x 3/8" square dowels @ 2-7/8" long

NOTE: The pieces are an 1/8" smaller in the cut list to allow all the cuts to fit on 36" long square dowels.

Cutting Instructions
  • Cut the square dowels into pieces as shown in the cut list.
  • You can use a handsaw, circular saw, jigsaw or miter saw.
  • These pieces will be very easy to cut.
  • Cut the smaller pieces from a larger piece - it's very difficult to cut a tiny piece.  I recommend first cutting all of your smaller pieces and then cutting the larger pieces.


Step 1

Use hot glue to glue the corners together of the frames.

The smaller pieces fit inside the larger pieces.

Step 2

Print out names on cardstock.

I used 96pt font, font name Pacifico

You can use my google doc here to create your name tags.

Place a frame over the cardstock, with the name centered in the inside of the frame.

Trace the outside of the frame on to the cardstock.

Step 3

Hot glue the cardstock to the back of the frame.

Punch a hole in the cardstock and thread a ribbon through the cardstock.

Project Type
Seasonal And Holiday