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The art of turning "good junk" into "great design"


"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
William Morris, Hopes and Fears for Art (1882)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stockings

So as Iwas decorating for Christmas this year I came across some grubby old stockings which were cheap and might I say ugly. So since this year I decided to go more natural I thought  why dont I just whip up some burlap stockings. Heres how.
I got some Burlap from Len's Mill Store for $1.79 a yard (I think) and some amazing fabric that had the story of the "Night Before Christmas" scroll writing on it.

This is the amazing fabric. So simple and classic.
So I took my old grubby stockings and used it for a template. I wanted the stockings bigger than the previous one (cause let's be honest, everyone wants a bigger stocking) So Ifolded the burlap and cut out the stocking.
Then I sewed the burlap together and presto there is your basic stocking

The I took my scroll fabric and made a band on the top.
A piece of red ribbon,


                                                    A painted monogram letter,


                                     and presto, a fabulous burlap stocking with a touch of class.



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