When I finally got my hands on the stockings I needed, I went shopping at a few craft/fabric stores for supplies. I spend about 2 hours in a Joann Fabric store wandering around looking for inspiration because even though I had a vague idea of what I wanted, I wasn't sure what materials would get me there. In fact, the material I used most wasn't even on my initial shopping list, nor did I realize it existed. It was this awesome lacy knitting "yarn" with a silvery edge that I used just about everywhere.
|Yes, I just used "awesome" and "yarn" in the same sentence.|
The tutorial for this is basically the same as the holiday wreath I did this year. Gather your materials, do a "dry fit" and make a nice composition, then start hot-gluing. You can see on these stockings, I used a gray burlap that I found at a boutique fabric store for $2 a yard. It was a bit hard to work with, but it looks so pretty in person. I cut wide strips of it, folded it around the existing cuff of the stocking and glued it in place.
I'm really pleased with all of my holiday decor this season, as sparse as it is. This is our tree's 2nd year and it is still sporting my little DIY top hat. I added some champagne and gold colors as well to brighten it up.
It has always been a tradition in my family to leave the Christmas decorations up until my January birthday ("tradition" meaning I protested vehemently when they tried to take them down any earlier), so I plan to keep that tradition alive. :)
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Cheers to the New Year!