Monday, December 7, 2009

No-Sew Burlap Stockings

Burlap stockings?! What an original idea! Okay, maybe not. Google “burlap stocking” and you’ll see it’s not so original.

But we didn’t have stockings and I had some leftover burlap from Chewy’s room. Just enough to make 4 stockings.

I used a stocking pattern from Cath Kidston and cut it down a little smaller.

My items to make stockings included two colors of burlap, white felt, blue ribbon, and Heat n Bond.

After cutting out the stockings I bonded them together with Heat n Bond. Note for the future: use fabric glue. Or sew. Or anything besides Heat n Bond. It takes a long time for it to like burlap.

After bonding the stockings together I put white felt on the top, a blue ribbon to tie the stocking to something, and a blue ribbon stripe at the bottom.

Then I cut out our first initials in the darker burlap and glued them to the felt. Did you catch the “glued”? I learned my lesson.

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care"

We don’t have a fireplace, so we don’t have a mantel. We do have a large island.  I might as well make it function like a mantel. 

I tied two stocking on one end of the island and two on the other end. The Christmas Countdown Calendar is in the middle.

I wonder how long the stockings will last? I just might let the kids make stockings for our furry pets. Do you think the cat would like a catnip scented stocking? Or is that asking for trouble?

What kind of stockings do you have?  I've always been tempted to make stockings out of the kids' first christmas outfits.  I just don't have the heart to cut them to pieces yet.  Enjoy!

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