Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Embellishing a stocking


Day 3

What mantel is complete without stockings? Need an easy idea to get some fabulous stockings fast? Embellish a ready made stocking!

For my mantel I started with some plain white plush stockings from the Dollar Tree. I didn't have any to match my new color scheme for this year, and I didn't want to spend a lot. They had a cute tassel but that was it. So, I dressed them up a bit.


I added a white felt flower with a beaded center and leaves.


To do this you need to find a flower template that you like. I used this template from DIY dish.  Cut flowers from felt. I cut two large ones the same size and two more decreasing in size for each flower.


Stack them on top of each other and fold in half. Sew a few stitches through the fold.


Then sew some beads to the center. I cut leaves from green felt with a Cuttlebug die in my Sizzix Big Shot.  Sew on your flowers and leaves and you've got a fancy stocking for minimal cost.

Check back for some more holiday decor diy projects this week. See my full mantel reveal here.

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4 comments:

  1. So cute!! I need to run to the dollar store and see if they have these stockings.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ruth

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  2. Sometimes simple is the best, love it
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  3. Great idea! You just never know what you will find at Dollar Tree !

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  4. Very cute! I love the flower you added! Thanks for linking up with Friday Frolic!

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