If you read about my Thanksgiving Post then you know about the coffee bean sacks we used for table runners. I love these and was trying to think of other uses for them, hence this post. I decided to make stockings for our mantle out of them. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. They definitely got better as I kept making them. It was really just trial and error since I didn't work from a pattern or anything. Just an old stocking I think I picked up at Target maybe 10 years ago.
I started by tracing the old stockings onto the burlap and cutting them out
Then I loosely traced the stocking onto brown felt to line the stockings. Make sure they are a little larger than the burlap cut outs--trust me...just do it!
You'll need to sew these inside out and backwards of course!
Just turn them back to right side out and you'll be set!
Yes--that is a huge fish over my fireplace...I'll share his story another day.
This project cost me nothing since I already had these materials on hand. Can't beat free decor! I'll also post more on the JOY letters later. It's a simple and quick DIY I found on pinterest (Yes, I am obsessed with Pinterest! Who isn't?) and it cost under $7.00!
Labels: burlap, christmas, DIY, stockings