Simple Stockings

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How thrifty is this?  Using old sweaters and flannel shirts to make stockings.  When I originally saw this image on Pinterest, I was instantly sold on the recycled, hand made holiday aesthetic.  But being the purger that I am, I didn’t have any old sweaters or flannel shirts sitting around in storage.  Several trips to Goodwill later, I was able to successfully stock up on a pile of cable knit.  The problem?  It’s still in a pile.  I never got around to the project.  Sigh. 

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But thanks to my friendly neighborhood Target, I got off the hook.   So much for the “recycled” aspect.  But it still looks “homemade holiday”, especially  mixed with our unfinished staircase.  ;) 

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The stockings were around $12 a piece.  The monograms add a personal touch, and each letter is on sale for $2.50 in the ornament section… thrifty! 

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I simply tied the pompom strings around the ornament string.

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If you ever get around to the recycled stocking project, I have some old sweaters you can use.  :)  

27 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to make some neutral colored stocking to hang on the fireplace. I love that recylced sweater idea, but I'm thinking those ones from Target look like a pretty good alternative...much quicker too :)

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  2. I love this- they are too cute!!I'm in desperate need of new Christmas stockings and keep thinking I'll make a burlap version. Your find might be a better solution for me.
    xo~
    T

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  3. Very pretty! I made my boys cross stitch stockings, but have never hung anything for my husband or I. I was thinking the sweater route could work! I like the initials you placed on each of yours!

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  4. These are so cute! Those little letters are a great find at a great price, and now you don't have more projects to add to your list, perfect!

    Cindy

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  5. Isn't that always the way...you race around to get all the stuff to make something, and then don't make it - I am guilty of that time and time again.
    I love what you came up with - they look so cute on the staircase!!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  7. So cute and simple. I love the holly too!

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  8. Lovely photos :-) Christmas stockings are amazing :)Greetings :)

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  9. I made these last year myself and love them.I too had to go to Goodwill and scout out some sweaters & flannel.The ones from Target look good though.Love that Target~Cheers Kim

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  10. Guess who's going to Target today?? I love the inspiration photo from Pinterest, but I can't sew :(. Hope they have a few left!

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  11. adorable, i love it!! thanks for the great idea!! :)

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  12. I want to know where you got the stocking you DO have? They are exactly what I have been wanting, but can't find!!!!

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  13. So sweet! The hoarderer I am I do have old sweaters at hand... but I want to sew pillowcases from them... one day ;). Thanks for the comment on my blog. As to choose flooring... with a limeted budget this is really tough. We just landet on buying laminate for the entry last week... but the venyl you choosed looks good! So nice to follow your progress of renovating!

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  14. Too cute..You did a beautiful job on them..I made some purses from sweaters this year for gifts,even small bags to put in the purse..But,I love the stockings a lot and the way you finished them..

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  15. Shhh you could have fooled us but you gave it away. They look great. I love the letters with them and that they each have their own personalities.
    tammy

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  16. Hey...so happy to pop over and see a post from you!
    You are missed in blogging world, but I get why you aren't around as much....homeschooling and remodeling=BUSY.

    Your stockings look awesome!

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  17. i love the old sweater idea! i stealing that one!

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  18. These look gorgeous! I love the fact that they are so personalised and they look fantastic trailing down the stairs...thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Hi Rie! I just came across your little brailler nook on Pinterest. I love it! I also have a blind daughter Averi. I am so happy to have found your blog! I love your ideas!! We have so much in common. Funny! It is a fun life being a mom to a blind child huh? I love the perspective it gives me too. My family blog is amberandjameswilliams.blogspot.com. Take care!

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  20. They look sweet with the staircase in its natural state! andrea@townandprairie

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  21. Oh, I love this! Thank you so much, I hope our Target carries these. They are perfect for our family ;)

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  22. I love the recycled sweater idea - but hey, yours are just as cute! Love the white, and I like the greenery tucked in too.

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