Here is a little project I did for my windows to deck them out for Christmas.
Have I mentioned how much I love Christmas? I start dreaming up projects months before it is healthy. But I can’t help myself.
So here is my “operation stocking-garland” project:
I started by drawing out a stocking shape to use as a template
Then I traced and cut out the shapes onto some cheap fabric I had on hand
I numbered them so my pairs stayed together. Although I used the same template, I wasn’t all that exact in my cutting.
Then I painted one side of the stocking pair. You could make it easier and simply cut out the shapes from some printed fabrics – but I wanted a different, stiffer, look. And I wanted creative freedom. It is something I am constantly dealing with.
After the first paint job dries, I added more shapes, colors, designs and what not.
Then I ran it through the sewing machine
I used white thread so it would show. I wanted that home-spun-Christmas-stitched look.
Then I stuffed the stocking with filler and then topped it off with some white felt
Look at all the different looks you can create with 3 colors of paint!
Some of these guys ended up on my tree, but most of them ended up on the window
All I did was hot glue some twine onto the back side of the stocking
And then I draped them onto my windows
My Grandma thought they were chili peppers.
Do they look like chili peppers?