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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Colorful Christmas Stockings!

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Dec 21, 2016 3:18:45 PM
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Turquoise Christmas StockingsThere is always so much to do the last few days before Christmas. Finish your shopping, finish baking cookies; finish the decorating then trying to squeak out some time for yourself! If you’re still in the “finish decorating” mode, I have a fast and easy stocking project for you. You should have figured out by now that I traded traditional red and green for turquoise, pink and purple this year. The challenge was to find stockings in coordinating colors. Since I didn’t have any luck, I headed to Goodwill to buy sweaters and shirts in those colors. (I loved the turquoise and aqua so much, I stopped there!) 

I drew a basic sock pattern on plain paper. Okay, so maybe it’s a basic sock for a giant, but the bigger the stocking, the more gifts Santa can give. Pin the pattern to the sweater and cut out. All you have to do is sew the two pieces, right sides together.

Add a loop at the top corner so it can hang on the mantle. Then embellish it with trims or buttons or ribbon or even snowflake ornaments.

I decorated the mantle and made a wreath in matching colors. The beauty of making your own stockings is next year you can change your color scheme, make new ones without breaking the bank.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

 

Topics: Merri Cvetan, Christmas decorating, DIY Christmas projects, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • Turquoise Christmas Stockings
    I have a fast and easy stocking project for you. You should have figured out by now that I traded traditional red and green for turquoise, pink and purple this year. The challenge was to find stockings in coordinating colors. Since I didn’t have any luck, I headed to Goodwill to buy sweaters and shirts in those colors.
  • Turquoise Christmas Stockings

    I drew a basic sock pattern on plain paper. Okay, so maybe it’s a basic sock for a giant, but the bigger the stocking, the more gifts Santa can give. Pin the pattern to the sweater and cut out. All you have to do is sew the two pieces, right sides together.

  • Turquoise Christmas Stockings
    Add a loop at the top corner so it can hang on the mantle.
  • Turquoise Christmas Stockings

    Then embellish it with trims or buttons or ribbon or even snowflake ornaments.

  • Turquoise Christmas Stockings
    I decorated the mantle and made a wreath in matching colors. The beauty of making your own stockings is next year you can change your color scheme, make new ones without breaking the bank.