Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney With...

Curtain clips! I picked up cream sweaters last year at a thrift store to make stockings--I didn't get around to making the stockings until this year. I had hoped to find wool sweaters so I could "felt" them, but couldn't. I used interfacing on the back of the sweaters to give them stability. While I was looking for some ribbon to use as a hanger, I spied these curtain clips I had and decided they would be perfect.
I need a mantle--didn't happen when the house got built (6years ago), but haven't decided what I want. The only time I really think about it is at Christmas. I used antique bronze upholstery tacks to hang the stockings on.
These cream stockings are what I call my "decorative stockings". My kids usually use these stockings on Christmas Eve that my mom made for them for their first Christmases.

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  1. You are so crafty! And the use of curtain clips is clever!! I didn't even notice there was no mantel until I read it. I hope your kids cherish the stockings made by your mom. I know I cherish the ones that my grandmother made for us.

  2. Love your stockings and the curtain clips are genius! Andrea

  3. Love the sweater stockings. Smart way to hang them.

  4. This is a terrific idea! I don't have mantle, so I am always looking for great ways to hang up stockings. And I love the sweater stockings- where they hard to sew without them getting bulky?

  5. Your stockings are great! I love the clip idea! Very clever!


  6. Oh yeah. I am loving the sweater stockings. Holler if you have more you wanna sell to me. I really like the look. And indeed, you have no mantle! I'm not sure who is worse without, or me with something I don't like.

    But, a new one is in the design stage. he he he ~Mindy

  7. Hey there SITStah. Great idea, I love your blog. Im a crafty mommy too. come visit me sometime when ya get a chance

  8. I love your sweater stockings--that's right up my alley!
    You won my washer necklace giveaway, so shoot me an email with your mailing address :)

  9. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

  10. Great ideas! Your stockings look great and the curtain clip idea is one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" revelations! ; )

    Merry Christmas!


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    Merry Christmas



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