Saturday, December 18, 2010

Prim Stockings

Prim Stockings

Is this the busiest Saturday of the year or what? Are you in the kitchen baking cookies? Did you venture out shopping? Bleh! Thank goodness I'm done with that. Maybe you're wrapping presents or planning your Christmas dinner? Whatever is keeping you busy today, I hope you're not stressing yourself out too much about it.

I've actually got it together this year. My presents are wrapped, grocery shopping is all done, meal(s) are planned (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day), and my crafting is just about complete. I have just a few finishing touches to make.

Every year I make a home made ornament. I guess you could call it a tradition.

I do have to admit, it's getting harder and harder for me to come up with new ideas.

I am no where near as talented as some crafters out there, so I'm limited as to what I can make.
I've done clay ornaments, and salt dough ornaments, sparkly snowmen, and even doggy bones over the years.

This year I decided to make some little primitive stocking.

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I bought some white infant socks, coffee stained them to really grunge them up and make them look like they were just pulled out of a chest in the attic.

I rusted up some safety pins and bells, filled them with soft stuffing and tucked some Sweet Annie in the top.

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One of my favorite things is to walk into the house of a friends or family member and see my ornaments hanging on their tree.

When someone tells you "I think of you every time I hang that ornament on my tree" it just fills your heart up.


Unknown said...

What a great craft! Merry Christmas

Jenny Saunders said...

So adorable....would be cute with mistletoe or holly inside too....

Anonymous said...

Cute idea ... who can resist the scent of sweet annie? I once had a small window wreath made of SA that I enjoyed for a long time before it got too dried up.
I enjoy your blog.

marie said...

I saw these on Pinterest today and I wanted to stop by and tell you how much I love them!! So cute!!

Paula said...

These are precious!! I may just try this if I can find out how to rust up the pins and bells! Can you tell me how it's done??

Kelly said...

Paula, when I rust my pins and nails for crafts, I put them in a jar with just enough water to cover them, add a large dose of salt, sit them in the sun without lid and let them rust. It will take a few days so don't think it is not going to work. I have seen other recipes for this but I have found this works best for me.

Kryssmarie said...

1/2 cup vinegar + 1/2 cup of bleach + 10 minutes (soak) = rusty anything!

cindy said...

I feel so blessed to have you share this with us. My life has completely turned around. I need something to keep me busy, something inexpensive,& something for gifts. Thank you! How do you coffee stain?

Anonymous said...

How did you coffee stain these? I bought some socks and want to try making these but I've never tea/coffee stained before.