Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Hello lovlies!
For me, Christmas morning would not be the same without a full stocking! I don't know why, but it is so fun to find a million (maybe not that many) little things stuffed to the max in a giant sock. Stockings also really dress up a room for the Holidays. Whether you have two or five stockings, they always look so stinkin' cute! They can be hung from a fireplace, staircase, window ledge, door, or anywhere you can think of!  They also make fantastic gifts. You can really personalize a stocking for someone, and like I said, it's not that hard! You will come to realize that I am a fan of simple, but awesome crafts. So here, if you're boyfriend/husband likes a certain football team, then make him a stocking with his favorite team logo and colors. If you're Mom has a really fancy living room, make her stockings to match! If you have a fun, one-of-a-kind best friend like I do, make her a busy and eccentric one! Be creative! Even add their names on them! (or nicknames). I like to make my stockings extra large so that a lot of stuff can be put in there! But of course I also like to make them cute!  And you don't have to make it shaped like a sock! Think outside of the box! You can be different and do a jester style, a high heel, or a boot if you want. If you sew, it is pretty easy to make a basic stocking. You basically draw out a pattern of your stocking, cut it out, and sew it together. If you don't know how to sew, you could always buy a basic stocking or get an old one, and dress it up using a hot glue gun. I'm not always the best sewer, but I am a master of the hot glue gun! I'm working on one that I will post when it's finished (hopefully soon). Here are some stockings I found to get you inspired. These are sincerely the most fun stockings ever! Some of them you can even buy! Click on the captions for their original site. Don't forget to send me yours so that I can post them! Happy sewing! (Or gluing)

Items you can use to dress up a stocking
-Patterned fabric
-Jingle bells
-Fabric paint
2 Custom Christmas Stockings Old School Collection Boa Tops and Cuffs, DIY Bold Bright Fun Funky Retro Vintage Mid Century Modern

Blue Fur Trimmed Pendleton Christmas Stocking
FIVE SEUSS Stockings - Pick Your Colors - Choose Five Striped Christmas Stockings Inspired by Dr Seuss

Yarn Wreaths

Hello Crafties!
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sick of seeing the same ol' Christmas wreaths every year engulfed with greenery. It's almost 2012 people, lets update! I found some of these yarn wrapped wreaths online and I just fell in love with them! I had to make one for myself! Don't get scared, they are pretty easy! The only annoying part is wrapping the styrofoam ring over and over again with a big ball of yarn. There is no quick way to do this! But if you happen to be a genius and figure out a fast way, please save me. I made this green, white, and silver wreath to match my bedroom. I went to my local craft store and picked out some of this cute stuff for about $15. You can get any color of yarn you want and any decorations that stand out to you and your pretty self. Be creative! I love love love green and silver together. They're kind of my thing. I would definitely get a rounded styrofoam ring for your base. They have squared ones and straw ones, but I think these smooth, rounded ones work just right.

What you need:

-Styrofoam ring or something of the sort
-Yarn (any color)
-Hot glue gun
Okay, this is pretty simple, I promise! First, glue the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath, and just start wrapping (neatly!). You can choose to wrap once, or wrap 5 times. It is your choice! Once you take five hours to get that done (only joking..), start gluing and pinning all of your decorations on. Layer them however you would like. I covered the stems of the pretties with the the flowers. There is no fancy way of doing this. As long as you position it the way you want and it is secure, then your wreath is great!
Here is my finished wreath!!!
Pretty, huh?

Here are some other pretty wreaths I found! Send me pictures of yours!