12.09.2009

Pretty, Repurposed Christmas Stockings~

It's no secret by now, that I love frugal decorating. So last year when I was looking to get new Christmas stockings for the family, I hit upon the idea of repurposing some items I wasn't using anymore into new stockings for the whole crew.




The Princess and I got pretty white quilted stockings made from an old baby quilt that I had honestly forgotten I had. It had such cute scalloped edges that I simply turned it over at the top to make the cuff!


The Hubby and the three boys got new stockings made from an old linen dress I couldn't bring myself to part with. It had long since gone out of style, but I loved the fabric sooo much, I knew I would be able to find a use for it. It isn't exactly your typical Christmas fabric, but that is what I loved about it. And this year I have seen linen and burlap stockings all over the place, so I guess a lot of other people love the idea too, huh?

Then to make sure Santa knew whose stockings were whose, I added buttons (also from the dress) to the cuff of each stocking and tied on nametags made from vellum and sparkly alphabet stickers!


And the moral of this story is...before you throw out that old blanket, or dress, or sweater or what have you....try to think outside the box. It may just be your next Christmas stocking! ;-)
And yes, these photos are from last year as well. I do have the stockings out this year, but they are hanging from a piece of twine. Just as cute really, but with all this packing going on, I couldn't pull out the old camera to take a pic. Hope y'all will forgive me.
Come back tomorrow for a fun giveaway~

15 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

What beautiful stockings. Much nicer then anything you could buy and something your family will treasure forever knowing you made them.

Hugs,
Joanne

April Mechelle said...

Great stockings !!! I love to repurpose also. I just tomight found some old scarves... now what can I use those for....lol

The Chubby Dove said...

They're adorable! Great idea!

Our really empty nest said...

I am sooo glad I found your blog, the great ideas just keep coming and coming! Love it! Sue

Micah said...

Greatness!!!

LuLu said...

I've wanted to get new stockings but felt like a shouldn't spend the money. I love this idea and now I'm going to look through my baby supplies are clothing to make some... if not this year I'll be ready for next! Just beautiufl idea!!!hang in there with all the packing :)
xo,
LuLu

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh girl! I wish you lived down south too....you could teach me to sew and we could shop...oh the fun we would have! So when are ya moving...hehe~

Tiffany said...

Those stockings are beautiful! Love them. So simple and so classy! I love that you used an old blanket and dress to make them. So clever!

mindingmomma said...

I love these stockings!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love 'em!
*hugs*deb

One Cheap B*tch said...

Those are so pretty! I meant to get around to making some stockings this year too from an old country quilt but haven't found the time yet. Your's are just darling!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the stockings! Your garland is decorated gorgeous also! Great photos! :)

Nicole said...

Very pretty stockings! I hung mine on my stairs this year also.

Kasey said...

gorgeous stockings my friend.
xo

Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

So pretty!! I may never give my old clothes away again....