Holiday decor is one of my favorite things. No matter what the holiday is, I can get fully into decorating my home for it. This year we welcomed a new dog, JJ, into our home, and while hanging up stockings we quickly realized we didn’t have one for him. The rest of our pets (two dogs, Kali and Ron Weasley, and our cat Mishka) have matching stockings that have their initials on them. I couldn’t remember where I bought them but knew that it probably happened three or four years ago. Who knows?
Since we couldn’t find a match for JJ’s stocking, we knew what we had to do: enter the DIY pet stocking!
This is probably a good time to let you in on a secret: I am notoriously… not great at DIY, especially pet DIY. I have a lot of DIY enthusiasm, but either lose steam halfway through (my house is covered in a million knitting projects that could all be sweaters, one day) or find out that I’m in over my head and create something that doesn’t live up to expectations. My 10-year-old son is similar: loves the idea of a DIY life, but doesn’t always actually follow through.
Despite this, we decided to combine our DIY powers and create a pet stocking for JJ. After all, he deserves it.