Saturday, 17 December 2011

DIY Christmas Stockings & Sack

When I spotted these lovely Christmas stockings and sack on Not On The High Street, I wanted them desperately. I loved the rustic fabric which was in keeping with our shabby chic home and the addition of the cranberry polka dot fabric was the perfect touch of tradition. The downside was the price. With the stockings and sack costing £28 each I knew I wouldn't be happy spending close to £100 on three items, however lovely they were. 
Instead, I enlisted the help of my mum as I knew she would be able to make these in a matter of hours! I bought some hessian fabric from eBay, some polka dot fabric from Dunelm Mill and soon I had replicas for a grand total cost of £12! I think my mum did a fantastic job, especially considering she didn't even see the picture above, all she had was my sketches!

Click here to see my Christmas decorations in more detail!


Have you made any of your Christmas decorations yourself?

16 comments:

  1. Wow how beautiful and rustic!!! I bought my stocking from Tesco for £1.99 (half price) it's rubbish compared to this, I suppose what you would expect for the price ha ha! Your mum did a great job :) x

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  2. They look identical, great job!

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  3. Wow! Such a great idea! You should make loads of them and sell them for £30 each! Hehe! xx

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  4. They look great - well done to your mummy!

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  5. Oh wow - those are amazing!! Just the same as the ones from notonthehighstreet! :) Fab!
    George | frecklie.blogspot.com
    x

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  6. Your decorations look so cosy and homely.. I just want to sit with cocoa and mine pies admiring it all! Superb!

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  7. They look amazing! Your mum did a great job - they look exactly the same as the ones from the shop! xx

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  8. They look fab :D we don't have any Christmas decs up this year as we're about to move, but definitely want to make some bits for our new flat next year :)

    MR
    mxrose.blogspot.com

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  9. Your mum needs to go into business if she isn't already! ;) x

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  10. wowiee, its so xmassy, i love it!
    Krissy xoxo

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  11. Lovely DIY - and perfect for Christmas :) I haven't put up any ornaments sadly, but I'm going back to my parent's for the holidays so I leave it to my mom :P

    Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your decorations :)
    www.join-as-a-rep.co.uk

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  13. They look lovely in your home! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. these are so cute !!

    http://a-nicecuppatea.blogspot.com/

    x

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  15. This is really a Nice sharing & collection. Reklamegaver

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  16. Love the Christmas stockings. They are perfect for Christmas. biodegradable plastic bags

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