Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Homemade Holidays

This year I have vowed to make EVERYTHING homemade. I usually do a mix of store-bought and homemade, but things are just too expensive, and it gives me a reason to delve into my art supplies! :) 

I am starting with my stockings this week. This will take me a little while because I am not completely sure what I want them to look like and I know I will have C and A help make theirs. 

If you are planning on making your own stockings this year, here are a few ideas to help you make your decision.

Classic Yo-Yo's sewn onto a pre-made stocking will add such warm detail

Felt Star Stocking
Simple felt edged with pinking shears and decorated with stars, so cute and perfect for little ones to help with.

Pre-made Stocking
Embellish store-bought stockings or socks for a whimsy feel

Red and White 
So very classy and just pretty to look at

Red and White Toile
This classic print will be welcomed back year after year

Felt with felt cutouts-I just love this!

Mitten Stocking
I just love this idea, especially for those celebrating their 1st Christmas! This would also be easy for little ones to participate in.

Toe and Heel Stocking
Adding a different fabric at the toe and heel will dramatically change old stocking into new ones.

More Felt
These are my Favorite! I am in love with those snowflakes!

Take some leftover fabric from curtains and make new stockings, they will certain;y match your decor!

Adorable Cuff
I love the embellishment on this cuff. Just sew some buttons on for a dressed up look.

(all photos bhg.com)


eddy the reds said...

very nice blog

eddy the reds said...

very nice blog

~*Liz*~ said...

I love stockings! Thanks for all the ideas.