Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PB Inspired Flatware Stocking

Hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s white elephant gift idea.
I’ve got another Christmas-related craft for you today – still working on Thanksgiving. I had a minor setback today with a paint issue Crying face. Hopefully, I can get it fixed soon!
 

The holdiays are full of dinners and parties. When I saw this Flatware Stocking from Pottery Barn, I loved the look it gave the place setting.
However, I didn’t want to fork out $29, so I made my own and didn’t spend a dime since I had everything on hand.
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Flatware-Stocking-Closeup
For this project you will need:
- An old red sweater (if you know how to knit, then all you need is red yarn)
- Twine rope
- Red bells
 
STEP ONE: Find an old red sweater in your closet that you haven’t worn in 4+ years. If you know how to knit, then you don’t have to cut up an old sweater, however I don’t have that talent so I cut away.
 
STEP TWO: Print off a stocking template. I found this one HERE. I saved the image and printed it off. It was about 3” wide and 6” tall.
STEP THREE: Pin template to your sweater.
(I pinned mine to the bottom hem of the sweater so I didn’t have to worry about raw edges on the top of the stocking – giving the finished stocking a better look.)
Then cut about 1/2” away from the template through both layers of the sweater.
(I tried cutting right along the template and my stocking was WAY too skinny when sewn).
Cut-stocking-out-of-sweater
STEP FOUR: Pin the two stocking pieces RST (right sides together) and stitch together using 1/4” seam allowance, except along the top.
Pin-RST
STEP FIVE: Turn right side out and tie some twine and two bells around the stocking.
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STEP SIX: Repeat for however many place settings you need. Set your table and admire your pretty holiday place settings!
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And if you guys just can’t get enough of Pottery Barn Knockoff Christmas decorations, come visit me over at {I Heart Naptime} today where I’m sharing another one as part of Jamielyn’s Crazy Christmas Crafters series.
naptime

10 comments:

  1. Oh, those are adorable! So cute - thanks!

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  2. Love this idea! I kind of want to make full sized stockings this year... and I can't knit either. I might just have to use this on a bigger scale!

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  3. I am "in charge" of all the decorations for my family's Thanksgiving dinner including place settings. This gives me so many awesome ideas!
    Thanks!

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  4. Wow, that is so cute! And great way to use an old sweater! Good job. :)

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  5. that is awesome and I like your plates better!

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  6. Super cute, I was going to use an old sweater for mittens but this is much cuter.

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  7. Adorable!! Yours are cuter than PB's, imho!

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  8. Oh how cute!! I love it!
    Thanks
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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