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My mantle with handmade stockings

I printed the center subway art from Eighteen25 last year, and I love it so much! Spray painted my frame red, and included some other simple decorations. Nothing too crafty.  Now to my stockings…I am SO bummed I can’t find the page I ripped out of a magazine years ago (I had it right here yesterday, but it must have been needed by the aliens who stole it).  It was a crate & barrel magazine with felt stockings and a tree skirt.  I knew when I started my family that I didn’t want to get a stocking for my first child that I wouldn’t be able to match with my 4th child, so when I found this ad for inpiration for something I could make, I was really happy!  My mom helped me a few years ago get started, and I just made my  youngests a few days ago. Boys get stripes, girls get circles (I ran out to make my hubby’s, I’ll get to that in a year or two).

I really like the simplicity of the look and  pop of color.


The stockings are actually pre-made from Michael’s a year or two ago.  Not sure if they still have them.  Could easily be assembled with felt. Ironed on some cirlce’s, and some are stickers as felt!  I had 3 of the kids names embroidered at the top (blurred on here) I need to get the adults and our youngests done. I think I’d like to add some stitching here and there for extra texture, but for now…this is how it is;)  Link up if you have pics to your mantle, I’d love to see!

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  1. 1

    I love the little wire-y trees. Where did you find them? Cute stockings, too. They are really You. :o)

  2. 2

    love your mantle!! you always do a great job making it festive for what ever holiday it is! Cute stockings too!!!

  3. 3

    Your mantle looks so pretty! And those little stocking are just about the cutest things I’ve seen in a long time! Great job! I should have made my own this year, since my little guy didn’t have one. Thanks for inspiring the rest of us!

  4. 4

    literally just finished taking pictures. will link up soon!

  5. 5

    cute, cute, cute…