Monday, December 13, 2010

DIY Stocking Stuffer Gift

Union Long Underwear
also known as Long Johns

I'd like to share with you today a cute/funny stocking stuffer or white elephant gift.
I've made several of these over the years. One of our family traditions is to give our children stockings on Christmas morning. We usually put a few small items in the stockings , like an ornament, small toy, candy and every year a pair of new socks.

Since we've added two son-in-laws to our family. I thought it would be fun to add a little humor and give them the " Long underwear" socks this year in their stockings.

This is a quick and easy DIY craft that any one can do. It doesn't involve skilled sewing.

Here's a list of items you will need.
-Two pair of white socks.
-4 to 6 red buttons
-white sewing thread

To start you'll need to purchase 2 pair of white crew socks.

Take one pair of socks and lay them together like this.

Taking your sewing thread, stitch them together
from the top to the end of the heal area.

The second pair of socks,
pull half of the sock inside of the sock (as in the above photo).

Leaving only half of the sock showing.
This will become the arms of the long underwear.
Stitching them to the upper portion of the first pair of socks.

Stitch 4 to 6 red buttons down
the front of the Union Suit Underwear.

Type up this little poem
and attach it to the underwear gift.
(Author Unknown for the Poem)

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A special thank you to Tip Junkie - I'm so excited because
I won the $100 gift card giveaway @ The Family Gift Guide giveaway!
You can read about it here.



  1. Very cute idea. Will be great for our Silly Santa game at mamas. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

  2. Oh my gosh this is the perfect gift for the teenage boys in my family for next year as I can never find anything for them and I always think just giving them socks is too boring.
    Thanks for sharing at Holly bloggy.



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