Stockings and Santa: Mixed Media Christmas Tag

Stockings and Santa


I thought I would share another Christmas vignette in my house. My MIL gifted me this old world Santa a few years ago. I am not into primitive decor but I absolutely love old world Santa’s. I think it has something to do with the wood and distressed look. As of right now I only have this one but I am eager to find some more.

Below my old world Santa hangs all of our stockings. I still have one left to make but that may not happen this year. You may have noticed there are 6 stockings and only 5 in our family. I have decided to start hanging a stocking for Faolan every year. I enjoy finding little ways to incorporate his memory into our special events.

Making Tag #11


I  am onto tag #11 at the 12 Tags of Christmas over at The Funkie Junkie sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. My tag took a very different turn but I still drew inspiration from Linda’s tag. I really liked her trim around the center of the tag, the bow and the center focal point.

The Process

I started by picking out a tag base that was never used, from my stash. I reworked it by adding a few layers of Distress paint and some color spray. Next, I added a circle stamp in gold and some dyed vintage lace trims to the center of the tag. For the center focal point I stamped and embossed ornaments from The Artistic Stamper. The color on the ornaments was created by dipping the wrong end of my paint brush in paint. I added feathers to the ornaments to give a more boho look.

Challenges Entered:

12 Tags of Christmas #11: The Funkie Junkie

The Artistic Stamper: Christmas

Country View CHallenge: Christmas

The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything goes Christmas

Sparkles: White Christmas


19 thoughts on “Stockings and Santa: Mixed Media Christmas Tag”

  • Love the beautiful tag, and your stocking line up looks great. The vintage looking Santa i beautiful, I like this sort much better than the red-coated one. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  • I love your old world Santa Kate,. It makes such a lovely display with the line up of family stockings underneath. Your tag is gorgeous!! Totally different to Linda’s but I can certainly see where you got your inspiration. Gorgeous colours on the background and the white ornaments look amazing! Love it!! hugs xx

  • I was most impressed with the stockings hanging in a row along the sofa table. I think that is brilliant. I would love to imitate that look, but have no couch in my living space.
    Your tag is both subtle, yet bold. I know that sounds like a contradiction, but I like the subtle, muted colors and the bold style and layers. I especially like the crisp embossing. It’s genuinely awesome.

  • Your old world Santa is wonderful and is perfect to oversee your lovely Christmas stockings 😁. Such a beautiful Christmassy tag too with the pretty baubles and layers! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  • Oh, that’s a lovely take on Linda’s inspiration – the baubles are beautiful against the many-coloured background. So nice to see a corner of your Christmas home too.
    Alison x

  • I love the ornaments on this tag! They are stunning. Thank you for joining us at The Merry Christmas Blog this week!
    xx Susan

  • Love the tag!!! The colours are stunning. And that background is amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Lisa – The Artistic Stamper Creative Team xxx

  • Those feathers! Gorgeous, gorgeous tag! <3 I love seeing your stockings. Ours are a hot mess! The three first kids were handmade a cross stitched stocking with their names, then the lady passed away and Logan has an ugly felt robot stocking, while hubby and I have these 1980's snowmen. ROTFL. They look terrible lined up, but no child will give up their stocking for a "prettier" version… Ah well… 🙂

  • I am in love with your design! I can see where you drew inspiration from that old world Santa in the deep rich colors of the background and vintage lace! Love those baubles! What a treat to see this and your lovely photos.
    Thank you for sharing that part of your home! Glorious decorations! Our stockings don’t go up ’til Christmas Eve; they are a mismatched group, and I guess I should have put more thought into getting them all to look good together. I made my husband’s when we first married (counted cross stitch), my MIL bought my kids their’s when they were babies, (also cross stitched, but different colors) and we also got our new babies stockings. And I had mine from before marriage. I finally got two to match for hubby and me, but my kids didn’t want to change their’s out.
    I hope you had a joyous Christmas! Hugs!

  • Oh my, Kate, this is fantastic. I think it’s my favorite so far! – gorgeous mixed media background. The ornaments are beautifula and the feathers are the perfect finishing touch! I hope you ad your family had a wonderful Christmas!

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