Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Merry and bright

I found these chairs at DI (thrift) for 5 dollars each!
I love the rustic wood but I can't help thinking how awesome they would look painted a bright color.

The pillows actually aren't pillows at all. They are place mats bought at Tai Pan for 3 dollars each and I stuffed them. They match our tree skirt!

Mommy's stocking...

Daddy's stocking...

Baby's stocking...

Step one: I took a dollar store stocking that we used last year and traced around it on a double layer of felt.
Step two: I cut out around the trace leaving an extra half inch or so.
Step three: I pulled out all kinds of scrap fabric and trimming.
Step four: I added the trimming and sewed it on to one side of the stocking.
Step five: with the right sides of the fabric facing each other I sewed the stocking together.
Step six: I sewed the trimming on the top.
Step seven: I cut out a strip of felt with angles at the ends
Step eight:  I sewed a piece of red ribbon down the center.
Step nine: With angled ends touching I attached my loop to the inside seam of the stocking.
I was a little intimidated to start this project, I had high hopes and wasn't sure I could reach them.... I'm so glad I tried.  It really feels good to make something completely yourself.


jessandbryce said...

soph i think these are ADORABLE! I have been really wanting to make some! now i may have the guts to try! :D

Syd said...

They turned out SOOOO cute. You rock!!

grant + brittany said...

hello!?!?! mrs crafty! geez. love those chairs.