Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Stockings

I hope all of you had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with your families.  My family and I enjoyed a pleasant meal together.  The highlight of our night was "skyping" with my family in NJ.  Skype is the coolest thing ever!  It felt as though we were right there in NJ enjoying each others company. 

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is only weeks away I thought I would do a little crafting and make a few stockings for my family.  I found a great tutorial online, instead of making my own template I used a leftover stocking from last year for my pattern.    


For my daughter's stocking, I kept it simple and added a flower using leftover fabric and a name tag made from muslin. I added her name using rubber stamps. 


I embellished my son's stocking with a pine cone flower as seen here.


I'm sure my husband would prefer his stocking without ruffles, but I didn't give him a choice! ; )


I added a few fabric covered buttons to my stocking and filled it with some greenery from my yard. 

Total cost $0!  I was able to make each stocking using leftover fabric and scraps from my previous projects!

PS.  You can purchase the ruffled trim at Hobby Lobby.

40 comments:

  1. Those are so cute Brandy, and don't you just love that pine cone idea!:)

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  2. They are so pretty Brandi, you did a great job as usual. It's so great to make something so beautiful for no cost.That's my kind of project!

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  3. Those are beautiful! I always love it when I can make something with items I have on hand.

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  4. Brandi, you are so darn talented! Those stockings are beautiful! (Even your husband's with the ruffles--I wouldn't give my husband the choice either!)

    Happy Decorating!
    Pam

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  5. Brandi.. NJ is not that far from Maryland. You need to bring some of that creativity and energy to the spoonful house! Gorgeous stockings.

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  6. I'll take 7 of those please!!! :)) So darn cute!!

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  7. Super Cute! I love these... I tend to shy away from stockings because the do too much, or not enough - these are adorable. Maybe next year I can do something like this.

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  8. 0 dollars is super impressive. i really don't like that our stockings are the only red things in our home, but they have special meaning so i can't change them. boo on that!

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  9. Gorgeous and fantastic stockings those are! You should sell on Etsy!

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  10. The stockings turned out so lovely!!

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  11. Brandi! I love those. I need to get on the burlap wagon! You've made some cute projects with it.

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  12. So beautiful! I love the fabric!! So chic!! They turned out awesome! Did you use burlap for the stocking?

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  13. Your stocking turned out AMAZING!

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  14. Brandi-Those are beautiful!!!! I think you should make some and do a giveaway!

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  15. Make 5 and hopefully I'll win-lmbo

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  16. I'm a new follower and you blow me away! Great job on all your projects!

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  17. Those are so pretty - I love the natural tones for Christmas.

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  18. Cute cute cute! Love the soft, neutral colors you chose! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  19. Cute, cute, cute!! And as always you make it look so easy.

    SN: I really like skype too! I may have to skype you in on a project one of these days. lol

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  20. Very cute! Love the idea.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  21. OH! Brandi, those are all so gorgeous! I love how each one is unique, too. And I LOVE the flower you created for your daughter's stocking! How clever! :)

    I hope you have a good night!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  22. Oops, I left the comment above but was logged into my gmail account, so it shows up with the wrong name! Sorry about that!

    Blessings again, :)
    Jenni

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  23. Those are very different and creative Brandi, happy to have found your blog.

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  24. These are gorgeous! You are truly an artist. You made me laugh when I read the part about your husband's stocking...lol I am sure he loves it:)

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  25. Hi Brandi...just when I think I don't like burlap you come up with this...so cute and somehow, it takes me back to my childhood! Are you on Face Book? Come find me if you are (Julie Harward) I also have a FB badge on my side bar of my blog. :D

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  26. Your awesome!! I soo wanted to use burlap for our stocking this year, looked everywhere! I might actually be able to make them with your inspirations! Thanks so much!!

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  27. Thanks Brandi for the tip on the linky party!! :))

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  28. WOW! These stockings are amazing! I love the beautiful classic feel of them!

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  29. These turned our adorable! Love the classic colors...the pine cone flower..wow!!

    Would LOVE to have you link up to our "Home For The Holidays" link party!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  30. I love anything with burlap and your stocking are beautiful.

    dee

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  31. I wish I had seen this sooner! I ordered these same stockings from someone local! Ahh!

    You did an AMAZING job!

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  32. Love this rustic stocking! I am hosting my first EVAH link party this weekend. It is up and running now and I would love for you to come link up some of your projects!

    Kim @ Too Much Time

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/search/label/get%20schooled%20saturday

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  33. Love this! I'm hosting MANY christmas themed link parties this month and this would be perfect for my stocking one. Would love for you to come and link up! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/2-stockings-my-paper-piecing-stocking.html

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  34. Hi Brandi! Linked to this post today! Have a great weekend!
    http://fearfullyandwonderfullymade81.blogspot.com/2011/12/im-dreaming-of-blue-christmas-pt2.html

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  35. So you're killing me with all that burlap, Brandi. Seriously ... I NEED stockings like that for my family!

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  36. These stockings are adorable. It's great when you can use up what you have on hand to creat something beautiful.
    Ruth

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