Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Semi-Homemade Stockings

Legend Of The Christmas Stocking... There was a kindly nobleman whose wife had died of an illness leaving the nobleman and his three daughters in despair. After losing all his money in useless and bad inventions the family had to move into a peasant's cottage, where the daughters did their own cooking, sewing and cleaning. When it came time for the daughters to marry, the father became even more depressed as his daughters could not marry without dowries, money and property given to the new husband's family. One night after the daughters had washed out their clothing they hung their stockings over the fireplace to dry. That night Saint Nicholas, knowing the despair of the father, stopped by the nobleman's house. Looking in the window Saint Nicholas saw that the family had gone to bed. He also noticed the daughters stockings. Inspiration struck Saint Nicholas and he took three small bags of gold from his pouch and threw them one by one down the chimney and they landed in the stockings. Source

We found these monogrammed felt stockings at Target in the dollar area. Love how we didn't need to have to apply any lettering ourselves.

While at the craft store picking up some supplies for varies other projects we thought we might use some of these embellishments on our stockings to make give them a more homemade feel.

This is our male stocking, hence the gingerbread "man" on the stocking. We trimmed it in candy cane foam stickers and placed a peppermint candy in his hand.

This is the female stocking with the sweet little gingerbread "girl" in her Christmas red dress. We trimmed this stocking in peppermint rounds and gave our little girl one to hold.

This stocking is the "boy" stocking. We trimmed it with both candy canes and peppermint rounds. He gets to hold one of both the candies.

                          Here is the happy gingerbread family all ready for Christmas!

While our stockings may not get filled with a little sack of gold, as in the story, we fill them with love of the family and the Hope of the Saviors birth. Be inspired!

                                                    Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
                                                     His understanding has no limit.
                                                     Psalm 147:5
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  1. That is so cute and definitely my kind of project as I am terrible at sewing! I love them all.

    I am hosting a Christmas stocking link up as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series at my Christmas blog. I would be honoured if you could stop by and link up this wonderful idea/post!

    Best Christmas wishes,

  2. They are lovely and so easy! Well they look easy. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo