Below I will share with you how to reuse those worn out, but clean, stockings, aka panty hose or tights. The best thing about these presents, besides how easy they are, is the TEXTURE!! Your recipient will definitely comment on how soft the package is!!
A few tips:
Make sure to clean your stockings well if they have been used. Also, you can get really creative by using decorative hose that have patterns or even try the sweater knit variety. I simply used what I had on hand. These work best with smaller packages, but stockings do stretch!
- craft paper
- fingernail polish
- acrylic paint
- paper doilies from the dollar store
- objects from nature (pictured: magnolia leaves, tree clippings, and craspedias)
Wrap your packages in craft paper. This will not only block out what is being given but will also allow you to add any liquid embellishments (in moderation).
Carefully slip stocking over package. Cut, and pull gently the excess to the back. Hold down with tape. Feel free to play around with the stockings like folding them over or just leaving it slightly open at the top. You could even possibly forego the tape, and secure the stocking down when you tie string around it.
Using nail polish, decorate your stockings. I chose simple polka dots. Place a doily on your package, and wrap with twine. Attach a tag, or use the doily to write a message. Insert your natural objects under the twine, and you are done! This is a very simplistic, minimal yet decorative design.