Friday, December 23
Custom Embellished Stockings
Every year I drool over all the beautiful stockings available. Every year I promise myself that NEXT YEAR I'll spend the money on the quirky/classic ones we'll use for years to come. Every year I say the same thing because... well... it makes the more frugal part of my brain hurt to think about spending $200+ on Anthro or Free People stockings. I just can't do it.
Last year Johnny found these basic knit stockings at Walgreens and I snatched them up. I knew I could do *something* with them to spice them up a bit. Oh, and they were on clearance so I think I got the four of them for $20. Ahhhh. That feels better.
A little, simple embellishing goes a long way, friends. I had some leftover trim from our bedroom curtain DIY and robbed some soft yarn and poms from my stash. Here's a peek at where I started vs. where I've ended:
I spent several evenings customizing these guys into something that I think fits very well with the DIY aesthetic I have going on here at home. I like that they are all slightly different, but work so well as a group.
I am pretty pleased with myself, I have to admit. Adding the glitter letters I found in a wrapping section at the store really makes them shine. *High five*
What are is your dream holiday decor like? Is there one thing in particular that you obsess over? Am I the only crazy person fixated on stockings?