December 15, 2011

Fancying up some Dollar Store stockings

When we got married, my husband and I brought our childhood stockings with us to our new house.  For our fourth married Christmas together, we finally decided to make our own “adult” stockings for our little family of 3 (yes, I do count our dog as a family member!):

Since we don’t have a mantel, I used some Command hooks on the window instead.  That lighted garland was bought from Target our first Christmas together.

Each of these stockings were from the Dollar Store –

I just embellished them with things I already had around the house!  The best thing is everything is just held on by hot glue – no sewing required!

I hot-glued some muslin under the stocking flap for my stocking, and I made some rosettes out of the muslin as well:

I hot-glued a thick blue ribbon onto my hubby’s, and then cut burlap to embellish it a little more (thank goodness the hubby’s OK with a “flower” on his stocking!):

I added the monograms with a thin, stiff paintbrush and some paint.  Nothing fancy!

I love how they look on our window, and next to our “faux-mantel“:

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  1. Haha I really like how you have one for Buckley too 🙂

  2. Very cute! I love your window…its decorated so pretty!! 🙂

  3. Very cute…especially the bone!

  4. These turned out super cute! Love the jute and burlap, one of my favorite things to work with!

  5. You’ve done a lovely job transforming them! So much better after!! Happy holidays.

  6. Your stockings look fabulous. I love them. I wish I found some like this at my dollar store.


  7. Your stockings look so pretty! What a great transformation!

  8. These are very cute! I love how you decorated them, they look so much nicer now!
    Saw you linking at the Dollar Store Link Party
    Debbie 🙂

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