I love to try and be crafty so I decided instead of buying them I would make our stockings. I went to marthastewart.com and went through all the stockings and I found these and fell in love. Ours didn't turn out quite as good as Martha's but they will do and they were fun to make. I bought a plaid shirt and a button up sweater from the DI, spent only 10 bucks then printed out the template for the stockings and started cuttin away. The sewing part was a little trickier but it worked out.