I'm chipping away at my Christmas Craft To-Do List, but I couldn't wait to show you this completed project.
It almost took me longer to stuff the insert in than it did to make the pillow. I considered using socks for the stocking or cutting them out of felt, but then I saw these on sale at Target this week. They are cable knit just like I pictured in my mind, my favorite color green, mini-sized...perfect!
Look at those pom-poms. How cute are they? My son was excited to discover that they were real stockings, and is looking forward to the possibility of finding some candy in his!
I hand-stitched on the stockings and made a quick pillow cover with an envelope back, and then added the bows and initial tags after it was stuffed. By the way, do you know the ribbon trick so cut edges won't fray? I sure didn't until I started reading blogs! With most cut ribbon, you can hold the edge very close to a flame from a candle or lighter to seal the edge. Don't get too close or it WILL catch on fire, just close enough until you see the edge start to melt a bit. I
I had everything except the stockings, so $16 wasn't too bad for this little project. Even my insert was free...my sister gave me some down pillows that they couldn't use because of allergies. I took them apart and stuffed the feathers into a custom sized sleeve that I made from extra black-out drapery lining. I learned the hard way to use something like that-it's thick enough that the feathers don't poke through the fabric.
My inspiration pic definitely has it's own look, but I enjoyed adding my own preferences to my version.
|$49 Pottey Barn (cover only)|
|My version $16|
I'm linking up with Hi Sugarplum! and Debbie Doo's Holiday Copycat Challenge. Come see some other great Christmas crafts.