The DIY Canvas Tarp Stockings Were Hung…

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…by the window with care…

My kids have all had mismatched, various sized stockings since they were born.  If your home is anything like mine, when one has something bigger than the other, it makes for a fight.  This wasn’t the main reason I made new ones, but it will certainly eliminate that problem!!

Twigg Sudios  used a canvas tarp (they called it a drop cloth…potayto…potahto) to make new stockings and I loved the idea.  What a great, inexpensive way to get new stockings!!
Using a stocking that I had, I traced and cut out 12 stocking pieces.

Then turned them inside out and sewed them together…hemming along the top

They really took no time at all.

I wanted to decorate the boys a little different then mine and my Princesses’.  So I used this candy can as inspiration for the boys’.

Using permanent marker, I just drew stripes like those on the candy cane.

For the girls’, I took apart a skirt that didn’t fit anymore, and made ruffles.

Cute, huh?

They are hung below the window in our living all ready for Christmas!!

If you’re looking for some easy, inexpensive way to make stockings…look no further.  I made all six of these for under $5 and I have plenty of the tarp left for another project!!


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  1. Very cute! I hate store bought stockings, too small to get stuffers into

  2. Those are great

  3. Carrie they look great and for $5 awesome!

  4. Carrie, These are adorable, what a great job! The striping gives the appearance of antique grain sacks. And hanging them on the window is another brillant idea. We are your newest members, would love for you to join us.
    Have a great day,

  5. genius, carrie!

    hope you will have a chance to stop by, and today i am hosting a giveaway. hope you win!

    peace to you.


  6. Terrific idea! I really like the stripes and ruffles!

  7. Wow, Carrie! These are really cute…I love the plaid ruffles.

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  8. Carrie,
    These turned out so cute! I love how you striped the boys’ stockings. Great job! Have a Merry Christmas!

  9. Absolutely love this. Also the wall decal I am sorry but I am copycatting you on that!!! Love it.

  10. Oh yes, so cute and homespun! Gotta love the frugality. You have the knack!! (tweeting it now) Have a lovely day!

  11. These look fantastic! So glad I found your blog. I’d love for you to link these up to my weekly link party.

  12. Those look so cute! Great job. :)

  13. WOW!!!! I love these. Love the tartan plaid and how you penciled the lines on the stockings for details. So creative!

  14. Very nice! Love the stripes!

  15. This is really a great thing, i love it, many thanks for sharing..

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