Personalized Drop Cloth Stockings

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Hello friends! This year I went through a major purge and got rid of a TON of stuff… including Christmas decor. And because I want to go more simple this year and I have a very tiny budget to do it with, I decided to make a lot of my Christmas decor. One of the first things I knew we needed were stockings. What’s Christmas without stocking hung with care? So I whipped up these Personalized Drop Cloth Stockings for my little family.

Aren’t they so cute? If you’re looking for a fancy-shmancy stocking tutorial, you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you are looking for a simple, cozy… almost “farmhouse” … appeal, these are the perfect stockings for you. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make your own…

  • drop cloth (found at Home Depot)
  • an old stocking (to use as a pattern)
  • fabric marker (for tracing)
  • sewing machine and thread 
  • scissors
  • heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
  • iron
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • twine/jute

First, design your names (using a favorite font) in your Silhouette Design Studio. Remember to reverse your design before cutting your HTV with your Silhouette Cameo. Refer to the HTV instructions before loading your Silhouette Cameo. After your HTV is cut and weeded, set it aside.

Trace your old stocking onto the drop cloth. Tip: Trace the stocking at the top of your drop cloth where it’s already hemmed… this will save you from needing to hem the top of your stocking! Each stocking needs 2 pieces traced, a front and a back. Once the pieces are traced and cut, use your sewing machine to sew around the edges of two of the pieces. Remember not to sew the top of the stocking together! The flip it inside out… which is actually right side out! Tip: If you don’t have a sewing machine or are not a sew-er, you can hand stitch this OR use fabric glue! 

Now you are going to cut a few pieces of jute and sew them to the top corner of the stockings in a loop. This is how you are going to hang them! 

Place the cut/weeded HTV names on the drop cloth stockings where you want them and iron them on. I like to place a piece of fabric in between the iron and the HTV. The trick to ironing on HTV it high heat and lots of pressure. Tip: Line up your stockings all ready to iron. Go down the line of stockings, pressing the iron onto the fabric/HTV names and move the next to allow time to cool, then repeat a few times.

Slowly peel back the clear sheet that is on your HTV. If the vinyl is not sticking to the drop cloth, you need to apply more heat and pressure to it. 

And that’s it, folks! In all honesty, it probably took me 1-2 hours to make all three of them. So this is great nap time or ‘after the kids are in bed asleep’ craft. And if you are better at sewing than I am or if you have heat press, it will take even less time to make them. 

So, what do you think? Have you made your own stockings or do you prefer to buy them? Target has some really cute ones this year!

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Vintage Inspired Christmas Crafts

Happy Friday friends! Bev here from Flamingo Toes today and I’ve gathered up some of my very favorite vintage inspired Christmas Crafts! If you love vintage and retro style Christmas decor this list is sure to get you inspired to start creating!

Vintage Style Christmas Wreath

Retro Winter Wonderland Wreath

Vintage Snowglobe Ornaments

Vintage Style Ornaments

If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!

Tinsel Christmas Wreath

Giant tinsel garland make a fantastic vintage-looking wreath! Add vintage ornaments to complete the look.

Silver Bells

Repurposed mini jello mold silver bells!

Ruler Christmas Tree

Repurposed folding rulers Christmas tree

North Pole Gift Bag Pillow

The Easiest DIY Christmas Pillow Ever

DIY Vintage Glitter House

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Vintage Tablecloth Lamp

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Custom Painted Vintage Style Christmas Lights

custom color vintage Christmas lights

Vintage Style Ornaments in Baking Molds

DIY vintage farmhouse style baking tin ornaments kreativk.net

Vintage Fabric Hoop Art

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Vintage Image Christmas Trees

I've been imagining these dimensional Christmas centerpiece for weeks and finally found time to try out the idea! You'll love these cool trees!

DIY Vintage Ornament Wreath

Vintage Stitched Christmas Card Art

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I love all of these!! Guess I better get busy and start crafting!!

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Alternative Ornament Decor

It’s finally December! We are in full blown holiday mode over here! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here today. Since we’re just getting into December we’re going to continue on with fun, creative ideas for Christmas. And this week I’m talking about a little problem I have. You might have it, too. But I have a great solution for it!

Ornament hoarder? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!

My name is Michele, and I am an ornament hoarder. I mean, how many ornaments can one tree hold?? It doesn’t matter because if I see adorable, unique ornaments then I *need* to own them, you know what I mean? So today I’ve gathered up some adorable alternative ornament decor ideas in case you’re a hoarder like me!

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Wreath from Penny’s Vintage Home

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Mason Jar Lid Tree Art from Funky Junk Interiors

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Window Decor at Stylish Eve

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Display from Home Depot

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Framed Ornaments from Artsy Chicks Rule

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Lantern Luminary from Dimples and Tangles

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Topiary from Southern Scraps

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Vases from Mamma Papera

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Vintage Ornament Tree from Into Vintage

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Rustic Ornament Centerpiece from Far Above Rubies

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Place Cards from Snippet & Ink

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Ornament Garland from Pretty Quirky

Ornament hoarders? Me, too! Try these alternative ornament decor options OTHER than putting them on your tree!
Festive Ornament Chandelier from Aunt Peaches

 

Aren’t these ideas just the cutest??? Which ones would you use for your extra ornaments??

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Unique Christmas Tree Alternatives

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your family and friends yesterday! Allison here, back for another week of Christmas ideas for this week’s Must Have Tip posts. If you are like me, today is the day you stay in decorate for Christmas instead of getting out in the crowd to go shopping. But before you put that tree up, you may want to take a look at this post because you may get an idea that you will want to try instead of a traditional tree. 
 
 
I’ve found so many fantastic unique Christmas tree alternatives that even my head has been whirling with ideas! 
  
 Create a tree using a collection of small items on the wall. 
 
 Love succulents and don’t have a lot of space for a large tree? How about creating a succulent tree! 
How cool is this?
 
If you don’t have a lot of floor space why not create a tree using lights on the wall or a piece of plywood? You can even add some ornaments to the wire if you’d like! 
 
Have a chalkboard wall? Why not create a beautiful chalkboard tree to enjoy over the holiday season?
 
Love this cute cardboard tree! You can get the whole family to embellish it with simple paper ornaments and drawings. 
 
Thinking about going very modern this Christmas? How about creating a simple plywood tree?
 
Ever look at dryer venting and wonder what else you can do with it? Check out this tree created with it! 
 
Have a love for architectural elements? Create this architectural salvage tree using all sorts of fun wood, knobs, pulls, and other interesting finds! 
 
A rolled paper tree sure does make a statement without the mess of dropping needles! 
 
Here’s another cardboard version that is just as fun as the previous one I shared. 
 
Enjoy decorating with the farmhouse look? Stack galvanized tubs on top of each other and wrap with ribbon to create a tree. 
 
Washi tape is a great way to get creative and create a tree on the wall plus it is easy clean up! Just tape up decorations and lights onto the tree for more detail.
 
Have a collection of license plates? Use them to create a unique tree. 
 
I love this PVC tree filled will colorful ornaments! This is beautiful on this large scale but you could easily make it smaller if you don’t have the space.
 
Have a lot of wood sitting around? Create a gorgeous wood tree with it! 
 
With the use of hooks on the wall and some yarn you can create a string art tree for relatively cheap! It can even pull double duty as a Christmas Card display! 
 
Create a unique tree using an old ladder. Wrap it with light and garland, hang ornaments on it or sit things on the rungs and you have a wonderful tree! 
 
Create a grouping of trees with washi tape over a table or on a large scale for fun modern decor.
 
Using a large piece of wood, draw and cut out a large tree. Place a light behind it to back light it and boom, you have a statement tree for sure! 
 
 
Oh my goodness, aren’t those all fabulous! Which idea is your favorite?
 
And there are so many other things you can do as well! Make a tree out of books, tape special papers to the wall, create a tee pee shape out of wood and wrap with garland and decorate, so many fun things can be done to make a unique Christmas tree! 
 
Do you decorate for Christmas with a unique tree? Stay tuned next week for even more Christmas ideas! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Creative Christmas Villages

Hello there makers! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! It’s my favorite meal of the year, so I cannot wait! 

I’ve already started decorating for Christmas and I decided to add a mini Christmas Village to my decor this year. I have always loved Christmas Villages. They are just so magical. And there are lots of ways to make and display them, so I thought it would be fun to share all of the fun and creative Christmas Village displays with you today!

Christmas Villages can be bought in pieces from holiday stores, Dollar Tree, online… pretty much anywhere that sells holiday decor! You can also DIY your Christmas Village and be as creative as you want. Let’s check out some of my very favorites!

Cake Plate Snowy Scene

Snow Globe Terrariums

Christmas Village Wreath

Christmas Village Lantern

Dollar Store Christmas Village

Advent Christmas Village

Recycled Box Christmas Village

Printable Christmas Village

Christmas Village Christmas Tree

Farmhouse Christmas Village

3D Paper Christmas Village (with SVG file for cut machines like a Silhouette Cameo)

Fabric Christmas Village

Wooden Christmas Village

Aren’t these Christmas Villages unique and creative?! I just love them all! Which is your favorite?

Join us next week for more Christmas tips, tricks, and ideas! I hope y’all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide

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Hey there friends! Have you started your Christmas shopping? One of my favorite ways to shop for the holidays is online. I love beating the crowds and shopping right at home, in my jammies, with my coffee and my computer on my couch. Ya feel me? 

One of the biggest trends this year in home decor is the farmhouse style. I have to admit, I love it myself! Do you have any friends or relatives who love farmhouse decor too? Today I’m sharing all my favorites right here in this Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide. 

Farmhouse Command Station

Antique Wooden Wall Coat Hooks

Metal Milk Pitcher

Wire Berry Baskets

Mason Jar Measuring Cup Set

Set of 3 Tobacco Baskets

Real Cotton Wreath

Farmhouse Sign

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Antique Iron Scale

Rustic Windmill Clock

Barn Wood Open Box Shelving

Clawfoot Bathtub Planter

Tin Bread Box

Faux Boxwood Wreath
 

So many fun farmhouse items! Do you have any on your wish list? I would love that scale and that bread container for my kitchen. But petty much everything on this list gives me all the heart eyes. 

I hope you find this gift guide helpful in your shopping! I’ll see you tomorrow for a fun Christmas craft that also makes a great gift! 

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DIY Halloween Wreaths

I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner! Hi all – it’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today and I’ve gathered up some of my favorite Spooky and Fun DIY Halloween Wreaths to get your door all ready for trick or treaters!

Let’s check them all out!

Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Halloween Ribbon Wreath... so easy and cute!

Spooky Spiders Halloween Wreath

Spooky Spiders Halloween Wreath - This cute new wreath is all decorated with spiders and flowers - and some peeking little skeleton hands too!

Spiderweb Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Simple and Spooky Bat Wreath

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Pumpkin Argyle Wreath

Velvet Halloween Wreath

A black and white wreath is classic for Halloween. Make it striped and made with velvet ribbon and it's downright skeletal looking and has vintage look and feel!

DIY Glam Halloween Wreath

Glam Black and White Halloween Wreath | DIY Halloween Decorations

Easy Witch Hat Wreath

Simple Glam Halloween Wreath

Halloween DIY Wreath – 2 in 1

Halloween: Chic Halloween Wreath Tutorial at the36thavenue.com ... Eek!

Black Cat Wreath

Give your front door or mantel a touch of frightfully furry fun with this easy Black Cat Wreath!

Halloween Berry Wreath

Elegant and classy Berry Halloween Wreath that is made from supplies from the Dollar Store! Inexpensive and will become your favorite holiday decor item!

Spiderweb Halloween Wreath

Witchy Halloween Wreath

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Giant Googly Eye Wreath

This giant googly eye wreath at Positively Splendid is so adorable! And easy to make, too!

Dollar Store Halloween Wreath

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Aren’t they all so great?! Which one is your favorite?

See you next week for some awesome Thanksgiving ideas!

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Sugar Skull Craft Ideas

It’s finally October! We are going to spend a couple of our Fridays of this series sharing some fun Halloween crafts. I’m pretty sure that right behind Christmas, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday to decorate for. And I love scouring the web for fun new ideas. Like these awesome Sugar Skull Craft Ideas…

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
I tend to stick to black and white with a little orange and purple thrown in for my Halloween decor. But I have to admit that I love all of the bright colors you usually see with the Day of the Dead decorations! So today I’ve gathered up some sugar skull inspiration for you to incorporate into your Halloween crafting.

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Embroidered Felt Sugar Skulls from Casa Artelexia

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Planters from Creative Kismet

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Cat Mask from Happy Thought

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Mask Printable from Create Craft Love

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Sugar Skull Rocks from Color Made Happy

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Pinata from Party Delights

Make mini canvases of a couple to celebrate Dia de los Muertos!
Mr. & Mrs. Dia de los Muertos from The Scrap Shoppe

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Sugar Skull Pom Pom Garland from Paper Source

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Candle Wraps from Lia Griffith

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Dollar Store Skull from The Kim Six Fix

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Pumpkin – author unknown

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Glow in the Dark Day of the Dead Lanterns from Growing Up Bilingual

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Dia de Muertos Picado Banner from 100 Directions

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Bookmarks from Red Ted Art

15 fun and creative sugar skull craft ideas
Day of the Dead Matryoshka Garland from Happy Thought

 

Don’t you just love all of the color and creativeness??

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Decorating Your Fall Porch with Containers

Happy Friday! I hope your week was fabulous! Time for another Must Have Tip post to round out our fall posts for this month. We are going to bring in your weekend with some great ideas on ways to decorate for fall using different types of containers in your porch decor. 
 
 
 
 There are so many options you could use as containers, baskets, crates, wagons, urns, pumpkins, and of course pots, just to name a few, along with adding in flowers, pumpkins, leaves, and other fall items that the possibilities on creating a beautiful fall porch.
 
 
I love the mix of baskets and urns that Karianne from Thistlewood Farms used on her porch. Plus, I love the dried hydrangea blooms and the use of the wood pumpkins instead of real ones to add texture. 
 
Use a large urn to place leaves and stacked pumpkins in like Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors did on her porch. Love the small basket with flowers and bowl with apples on the chair as well. Be sure to check her post out. Her entire porch is full of great containers filled with different unique items.
 
 Do you have a little red wagon that your kids don’t use much anymore? Fill it up with pumpkins, gourds and flowers like Tammy from Rock River Stitches and you have a simple beautiful display.
 
Here’s another fun take on the little red wagon from Newly Woodwards in which she placed different items into the wagon for a beautiful vignette. 
 
Fill glass lanterns with pumpkins and foliage and even an old bag like Craftberry Bush to add a little farmhouse appeal to your porch. Love the neutral color palette as well.
 
Instead of using a wagon, how about using a wheelbarrow? I LOVE this vintage wood one that Better Homes and Gardens shared but if you don’t have one of these like me, though I may be on the hunt for one now ;), a regular wheelbarrow will do the job just as well. Fill with pumpkins, flowers, foliage, berries and you are good to go! 
 
Keep things symmetrical with matching urns and pots on your porch flanking your door like Worthing Court. Love the contrast of the gray concrete pots with bright yellow flowers against the black and orange urns. Add the cage on top with candles and you have a beautiful yet simple porch. 
 
 Create a statement piece by placing an urn on a pedestal and creating a gorgeous floral arrangement like Serendipity Refined
 
If you wanted to keep it a little more simple, place mums in old apple baskets with pumpkins and it would still be just as beautiful! 
 
If you have a few benches or places to sit on your porch like Ella Claire does, why not fill a basket or two up with some cozy blankets and pillows to enjoy on a chilly night outside. You can even use the blankets to layer under some pumpkins or foliage for added texture and pattern.
 
And if you don’t have or can’t find exactly what you want container wise, why not make your own using crates?! Courtney and Brent from Gray House Studio took new crates and stained them to create this little vignette for their porch.
 
I love this look from Mustard Seed Interiors! Chicken coop boxes stacked on a large potting bench with pots, watering cans, pumpkins, and I would definitely add some flowers, makes the decorating possibilities of this endless! Perfect farmhouse look if that is what you love! 
 
 
There you have it! Which container if your favorite? Do you use any containers in your fall porch decor?
 
 
Stay tuned next month for a whole new topic! 
 
 
 


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12 Creative Fall Pumpkins

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for fall! The weather, the clothing, the holidays, the decor, and of course all the pumpkin everything. So naturally, I’m sharing 12 creative fall pumpkins! I know you’ll love them all.

Painted Pumpkins

I love these vintage chalky finish pumpkins as a centerpiece!

Dipped Pumpkins

This gold dipped pumpkin is so classy and pretty.

Sequins Pumpkins

Polka dotted sequins pumpkins are so fancy and fun!

Wooden Pumpkins

This fence slat pumpkin is so farmhouse chic! 

These distressed plank pumpkins are colorful and bold!

Yarn Pumpkins

This Yarn Pumpkin Garland is so super cute!

Glitter Pumpkins

I absolutely love these glitter stemmed pumpkins!

Succulent Pumpkins

These succulent pumpkins are so pretty and earthy and would make great table centerpieces and even look great on the front porch.

Doily Lace Pumpkin

This lace pumpkin is so pretty and so simple to make.

Fabric Pumpkins

These colorful fabric pumpkins are so fun!

Hand Lettered Pumpkin

I am pretty obsessed with all hand lettering projects so this pumpkin is right up my alley!

Hand Painted Pumpkins

I love the idea of using a pumpkin as your canvas! How adorable and fun is this hand painted pumpkin?

I love this time of year and I love decorating in fun ways with pumpkins. How do you decorate for fall?

Join us next week for more fall fun! I hope y’all have a great weekend!

 

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