Saturday, December 16, 2017

DIY: Boho Christmas Stocking

You know when you are standing in a store looking at something really cool and you, for one reason or another, decide that you can make that thing yourself? Yeah that's how this DIY came about. If you have a DIY mindset like we do, you end up not buying a lot of things simply because you can make it better or for cheaper! I exhaust myself. I'm not going to lie... if you can't find the materials you need for this for cheap, you might as well buy the stocking that inspired this DIY, and you can find that here. But if you have a tons of yarn and trim on hand like we do, you'll just need to buy a sweater at Goodwill for $1 and you'll be good to go!
Things you will need:

- 5 different colors of trim ( I used pom pom and tassel trim)
- 3 or 4 tassels (I just made mine out of green, red and golden yellow yarn)
- A cream colored sweater
- Stocking or stocking stencil

Step 1. Lay your sweater flat on a table. Lay another stocking on top of your sweater and cut around it. You don't need any extra seam allowance so just cut right around the stocking. Do add about 1/4 inch to the top edge of the stocking. You should now have 2 pieces.
Step 2. Pin the right sides of the fabric together and sew the pieces together right around the edges. Trim the edges.
Step 3. Fold down and pin the top edge of the opening and sew it down.
Step 4. Cut 2 pieces of fabric about 4" by 1". Put right sides together and sew along the long edges. Turn inside out. 
Step 5. Fold the strip in half and sew it into the corner of the stocking where you want it to hang from.
Step 6. This part is optional, but adds an extra texture and really secures the stocking. Use a yarn needle to thread yarn through and around the edge. I believe this is called an overcast stitch, but it's really simple.
Step 7. Gather your tassels and trims and sew them onto your stocking in whatever order you'd like. I actually made some of my trims with yarn I already had at home. It would be way easier to go to Jo-ann, or somewhere like it, to buy a tiny amount of each trim you want for your stocking.
Step 8. Tie all your tassels to the red and white twine and various lengths and tie it to you stocking fabric hook.
Well y'all, this our last Christmas decoration DIY for the year. We will be sharing a couple last minute DIY gifts with you before the holiday so if you have any suggestions, we'd love to hear them! If you want more information about our whole boho Christmas setup, check it out in this post! If you liked this post, be sure to Pin the image below on your Pinterest!

xo, Savannah

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