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Hand dyed gift card holder stockings

One of the things about gift giving I love the most is the process of picking out the gift. Giving gift cards is not my favorite, to me it seems too easy and doesn't offer any room for creativity. However, sometimes gift cards really are the best gift. So, to add a little creative personal touch, I thought I'd make the gift card holders.

Hand dyed stocking gift card holder designed by Jen Goode
Hand dyed stocking gift card holder designed by Jen Goode

These are hand dyed mini stockings just the right size for holding a gift card and a couple other treats. I like the extra personal touch of hand dying. I used Cherry Red from Rit Dye and a fun product called Batik-eze to make a neat pattern on each stocking. You can add all sorts of extra details such as gift tags, decorative stitching and fun embellishments like buttons or glitter for sparkle.

I love the raw textures of fabric and thread, so I made sure to include layers of stitching and let the fabric with the batik designs be the focus of each piece. Because it's batik, I was able to easily create a unique pattern on each individual stocking. I finished each card holder by adding a little wire hanger out of jewelry wire and added a wooden tag… From The Goodes 2011.

I just wish I had made enough that I could keep a couple for myself!

Little wood gift tag and wire hanger for hand dyed stocking
Little wood gift tag and wire hanger for hand dyed stocking

Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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2 thoughts on “Hand dyed gift card holder stockings”

  1. This really is such a neat blog! I’ve been pinning some of your projects. Now, if I could just get you to come to my house and make all of this stuff for me, would be fantastic!!

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    • Thank you Now if only I could find someone to come over to my house and do all the things I don’t like – maybe If I blog about them, a house fairy will appear?

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