Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung....


Something I have always wanted was an advent calendar for Christmas. I have seen a lot, and I was having trouble finding just the right one to make. That was, until I saw this one over at Making the World Cuter.

So stinkin' cute! I loved the burlap, and since I'm making new burlap stockings for the fam, I thought this would look great with them.

First I made a pattern for the stockings and cut out my burlap.
(Hobby Lobby sale $2.99 a yard)

Oodles of little stockings!

And sewed them up.

Then I went to work embellishing them (stuff I had on hand).

I found these little alphabet tags at Michael's for $1.99

I had this paper in my stash
And made some uber cute number tags.

I had some clothespins (also from my stash)
and distressed them and the tags.

I glued the tags to the clothes pins.

And hung it all on long piece of jute.


Isn't just darling??? ***squeal!*** I'm super excited about how it turned out! I think the Hubs thought I was going loony. I kept giggling like mad with each stocking I hung on the line. I'm putting little pieces of candy (like Kisses) and a scripture about Christ/Christmas in each stocking for our family to share each night until Christmas. I'm positively giddy about this new Christmas tradition!

Breakdown of cost:

1 1/2 yards (roughly) of burlap..... $4.50
Embellishments & ribbon............... had on hand
Hot glue............................................. had on hand
Mod Podge........................................ had on hand
Paper................................................. had on hand
Alphabet tags................................... $1.99
Clothespins....................................... had on hand (but $2.33 at Hobby Lobby)
Jute.................................................... had on hand

Total.................................................. $6.49

A ton cheaper than purchasing one! If you had to buy most of the supplies, I think you can do this for about $10-15.

Mind if I toot my own horn again?
Oh the GLEE!




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20 comments:

  1. Squeal back! I absolutely LOVE it! Isn't it the funnest project ever?!?! I just hung mine up last night and I just sit on the couch and stare at it, so dang cute! :)

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  2. That is super cute! I found you on Look What I Made over @ Creations by Kara.

    ps..sorry bout those lashes!

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  3. Seriously...your eyelashes were falling out? Goodness, woman, I guess it's a good thing you had the flexibility to quit the day job and focus on family and crafting.

    I work 50 hours and try to craft and do everything else...it's hard. And I live alone with no kids!

    Anyway! I really love your project, these stockings and labels are gorgeous. I would love it if you shared them on my holiday linky party: http://bit.ly/h0FA83

    I'll be back for more crafty ideas from you now that you have time to execute them!

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  4. What a beautiful project! I love it! And I hear you on the working full time and crafting and blogging! I am a soon to be mom so I can't even imagine what its going to be like once this baby comes! (BTW- I found you on my backyard eden).

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  5. I love it!! Thanks so much for linking up with Sassy Sites for our Christmas Party! Be sure to check back often and I hope you link up with us again! xoxo!!

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  6. This turned out so cute! You did a fantastic job.

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  7. That is so stinkin' cute!!!! I bet all those little tags were tedious to make. It turned out great! :)

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  8. I LOVE that!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking it up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  9. I LOVE IT! SO CUTE! You DID GREAT! The clothespins are super cute! I love it all!
    It's fun to see so many creative ways to do Advent Calendars! What FUN!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Love, Brenda

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  10. I LOVE your stocking project! SO cute.

    I just found your blog through one of the Friday Blog Hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @ http://nutritionistreviews.com/

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  11. This is such a cute idea. My grandkids would love this.

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  12. Oh I ADORE that...I freaked when I saw your eye picture as I have a phobia about eyes but recovered when I saw your fantastic and I mean fantastic stockings. You are mega talented. I've just signed up to follow you but pease no more eye pictures :)
    Carol from www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

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  13. your stockings are just too cute! I love traditions! way to go.
    thanks for linking up and linking back.
    gail

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  14. Ok... That is so cute! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

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  15. This is so cute! I loved it so much when you linked it to our our advent party, that I featured it over at my fabric party at Sassy Sites! Come by and check it out. Don't forget to grab a featured button!! :)

    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-with-fabric.html

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  16. I LOVE it! It's my first feature tonight on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! I love love LOVE them! Thanks for linking up!

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  17. I totally love these! I'm featuring them at Creations by Kara today! :)

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  18. What a nice idea! They are adorable, Love the tags on the clothes pins! Visiting from CSI Project

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  19. visiting from the csi project ~ LOVE this!!! great job!

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  20. Cute! Cute!!! I love burlap and those tags... oh my goodness! CUTE!! Thanks so much for sharing it over at Sassy Sites!

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