On the tenth day of Christmas
Beyond The Picket Fence gave to me,
As I have mentioned, I am doing a new color scheme for Christmas this year, which means my all white stockings I have used the past few years weren't going to make the cut this year. (See more of my all white decor HERE)
I then sketched out a stocking on butcher paper.
I used the pieces to cut out the fabric, pinning the stocking parts together as I made each one so I wouldn't get confused. I sewed the fronts together, cut out backs from white felt, and sewed them together.
I added ribbon loops to hang the stockings. I cute wood slices from some lovely hickory branches I have. Goodness, it takes the saw some work to get through the hickory. I painted names on them and tied them on with baker's twine and jute.
The most exciting part is I now have a mantel to hang them on. When we moved into our home 11 years ago, we didn't know what we wanted for a mantel and so we went without. Well, one year turned into 11, but as I initially hung the new stockings into the drywall this year, I asked hubby if we could please figure out a mantel over the weekend.
We hunted around in my wood piles and found this lovely hunk of a barn wood beam--hubba, hubba! It was the exact perfect length. It had angled ends, which at first I wasn't sure I wanted, but I love them.
Home for the Holidays Tour
December 8 - 12, 2014