DIY Faux Stockings
Can you believe this was once a bedspread and a place-mat?
Faux Stockings? Yes faux! I decided to make these sox as decorations. No need to line them - just a super quick and easy decorating idea. We each have our own personal stockings that Santa fills and those sox are tucked under the big tree and opened on Christmas morning. These stockings are just for looks!
This is our third Christmas in our new house and this year I decided to up-size and down-size at the same time. Sounds funny! I gotta get my holiday decorating under control - so I am planning on boxing the ornaments and accouterments by room or tree. I am setting a look for each space and I am gonna try to stick to it for a few years. I am positive that this will make holiday decorating easier and faster next year....(haha) I currently have 5 trees decorated and a gazillion little mini trees.
I decided that for the front living-room, I wanted an off-beat color palette. So I went with gold, deep teal, olive green and silver. I had lots of items in this color family and needed to make some new. I am making faux stockings (quick and easy) for decorations, a small tree skirt, cone trees and a few toss pillows. For the fabric I am using a vintage gold bedspread that was given to me by my MIL and teal place-mats from Target (a few years old). I have matching runners for the place-mats so I can use them as decorations too.
Pin the pieces together along the edge.
Stitch the seams. I only allowed for a small seam allowance.
Clip the seams every 1/2 inch. This allows for soft curves.
Turn the stocking right side out.
Pin the edges.
Sew the seam.
Fold the place-mat in half.
Hand sew the side seam closed.
Love this gold ribbon. Leftovers from Creative Juice.
Grab some buttons.
Silk Flower Section at Cathie Filian Supply Shop.
Hand sew buttons to the top of the stocking.