By Jashia Wadehra

It’s that time of year! The grocery shopping never ends and neither do the school bake sales, friendsgivings, secret Santa’s or gift exchanges.

As a kid, I️ LOVED bringing my friends treats for every holiday and my birthday. And when money was tight and the $0.99 store was within walking distance, I️ learned to be resourceful. I’d start by hoarding my mom’s Trader Joe or other pretty grocery store bags post her shopping excursions. Then I’d make my way to the dollar store and pick up some standard thin glossy ribbon.

This DIY craft project is perfect to do with the your kids during the holiday season, or even for various holiday events! This year I intend on making a handful and filling them with travel-sized toiletries for a local shelter- get creative! 

How To:

What you’ll need: brown paper bag, ribbon, scissors, hole puncher!

Step 1: 

If you’re doing this project with your kids, perhaps whip out the safety scissors. I’d cut out two pieces of the bag in the shape of a stocking and proceed to hole punch around the perimeter of both pieces. The size of the stocking is entirely up to how much you intend on stuffing it with! 

Step 2: 

String your desired ribbon through and create little handles at the top. There you have it, adorable DIY reused Christmas treat stockings! Feel free to loop through with multiple colored ribbons for extra festiveness! 

Step 3: 

I️ love to stuff them with these vegan chocolate coconut truffles (recipe here!) or some little knick knacks for my nieces and nephews. If we’re being honest here, I️ have used them as adult party favors and they’re still a hit sooooooo, I’m just sayin.

Do you do any arts and crafts with your kids for the holidays ? Share your projects with me in the comments !

Jashima Wadehra is a writer, dancer, entrepreneur, and lover of people based in NYC.  She can be found blogging at overpriced coffee shops or on a plane heading to a new place to write about.  Follow her on instagram at @TheChatterboxlifeEnthusiast and check out her new blog TheChatterBoxLifeEnthusiast.com

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