December 5, 2010

Rosette Christmas Stocking Tutorial



We were all together for a weekend back in November and, as always, we got to crafting, sewing, and visiting Jo-Ann's and Target.  I gotta say, this *might* be one of my most favorite Sisterz projects.  It's so perfect for this time of year--teacher gifts, small giftees for friends or party hostesses.  Stuff it with a Starbucks gift card, or to a local salon or just stuff with your favorite holiday treats.  Even on its own, it's adorable.  So adorable, we've listed a few in the Etsy shop.


All lined up!

















We started with little red felt stockings that were in the bins by the checkout at Jo-ann's.  You know the ones.  The ones where you pick up things because they are cute and inexpensive?  


















First, we snipped off the felt loop and stitched on a piece of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.  Here's where you can get creative--anything red, white, green, polka dot, plaid, striped, etc.  


















See, isn't plaid cute, too?


















Next, we added rosettes that we made using Christmas or holiday fabric.  We really like that pop of blue, don't you?  Rosettes are soo easy and you can find a lot of tutorials in the blogosphere.  We like Little Birdie Secret's tutorial and also Made By the Momma's tutorial.  (Prepare to be hooked!!)



































To jazz it up, we also glued buttons to the center of the rosettes.  


















And finally, we added gift tags with "to" and "from" stamped on them.    Get yourself one of those tag punches from Michael's or Amazon.  Martha Stewart has a line of them.  We didn't have "to" and "from" stamps but we did have individual letter stamps.  These are quite handy to have because they are so versatile.  

So slip the gift tags on and add some candy canes and voila!  you've got the perfect gift.



Enjoy everyone and happy holidays!!

16 comments:

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

These are so cute! You should link this project up to the Dare to DIY party over at Newly Woodwards. The theme this week is homemade gifts!

www.newlywoodwards.com

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Thanks so much for linking up (and to Amanda for suggesting it). I love the stockings. They'd make such a sweet advent calendar, too.

longbrakeliving said...

These are incredibly cute!

Catalina said...

Totally cute! I was just thinking the other day how to spruce up our stockings. First year that we are doing them too!
Your newest followed from Newlywoodwards blog party.

Ashley Tremaine said...

These are SO adorable!! Super cute idea!

Elizabeth said...

So festive and cute!!! What a fun project. Great job! I would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com/

To Sew With Love said...

These are so cute! I totally love them!

Jana said...

These are too cute! I love them! Come link up!
http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/glam-party-5.html

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

SO cute! The addition of the fabric loops and bright rosettes really kick them up a style notch, they look wonderful. Good thinking!

Allison said...

love love love!!!! I looked for stockings at the dollar store and in the dollar bins at Target but boo hoo did not find any!!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Awww these are soooo cute and festive!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Those are super cute!

Just stopping by to say thanks for commenting on the crayon ornaments over at twelve crafts. I got my molds at Target! They were a total bargain compared to Michaels of Hobby Lobby.

Stacey said...

So beautiful. I'd love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to our Christmas Stocking Linky Party.

http://boyohboyohboycrafts.blogspot.com

kirstikoo said...

So cute! I would love for you to link up to my Christmas post!
http://kirstikoo.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-chirstmas-tree-pillow-tutorial.html

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

very fun!!! The rosettes are just lovely! Thanks for linking up Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!