Saturday, December 3, 2011

Burlap Stockings....Kinda

I failed to mention in my previous post, Christmas Decor, that it was taking me so long to get my Christmas decorating finished because I went with completely new colors this year.  Normally, we have always used the traditional Christmas colors of red, green and gold, but this year I wanted to do something different and found my inspirational colors {silver, brown and turqoise} from a banner that I purchased at Homegoods. Well....I should have thought about changing ALL the colors out because I forgot about stockings!  I saved money by buying inexpensive ornaments and ribbons from Wal-mart, Target and Dollar Tree, and I made a lot of the stuff and reused and repurposed things I already had with paint.  So, onto stockings...I couldn't use the old stockings, well, I could, but they wouldn't GO!  I grabbed left over burlap and my glue gun...this is how they turned out:

I seriously just free-handed the shape...I figured it couldn't be that hard {thank goodness it came out looking like a stocking!}

Hot glued the edges {on two of them I left them hooked together on the fold...less gluing ;)}

I made a cuff by simply folding down the extra material and then used scraps of twine from another project to outline the toes and heels

Three stockings in 15 minutes.  They are not the prettiest, they may not hold anything, but dammit, they GO!

Added an ornament to each stocking and called it good!

This picture has nothing to do with this post.  It's my centerpiece right now.  Doesn't it just make you hungry??

Thank you for visiting!  Happy Crafting!

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  1. The stocking look easy to make.New Follower!

  2. Those are so cute :) , Thank you for linking up , Also Thank you for linking back to me :)

  3. Your color scheme is really cute, and burlap was a great choice!

    Thanks for sharing :D

    Visiting via Feature Friday at Blissful & Domestic linky party,
    ~Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

  4. Love your centerpiece and now I want smores. Thanks for that:> ha ha and I love the stockings. so cute! Thanks for linking up and sharing.

  5. Yes your centerpiece does make me hungry and the stocking are adorable! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack!

  6. Very pretty! Your new colors are beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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