I passed this Dollar Tree tinsel stocking a few times before finally throwing some in my cart. I knew I could do something cute with it, but wasn’t sure what. After Dollar Tree I stopped at Goodwill and found some cute mens shirts, that’s when my wheels started turning!
I absolutely loved the print on this grey mens shirt, and knew it was exactly what I needed to dress up the tinsel stocking! It did take a little fiddling with to get it to look the way I wanted but the final result is stunning, in my opinion. I already have it sitting on my corner cabinet with the rest of my Christmas decor.
So, I want to take a minute to talk about the light I used. A while back I made this cute FARMHOUSE LAMP and you all were asking where I purchased the light. To be honest, I really wasn’t too sure as that particular light was one of the many my pap gave me after my Nana had passed away. However, the other day while at Walmart I found these EXACT lights that Nana used! They were in with the Christmas lights and only cost about two bucks! So I made sure to stock up on some, LOL.
So now that you have a little back story, let’s get started on this project! Below is a list of all the materials you will be needing to make this cute project!
- Tinsel stocking sitter from Dollar Tree
- Microfiber car cloth from Dollar Tree (These are a great item to keep in your craft stash, hint hint 😉 )
- Old shirt or any material you would like!
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Spanish moss
- battery operated light from Walmart ( These are under $2! and also a great item to keep in your craft stash!)
- Rusty jingle bell
- Brown tag
- Fine point black marker
- sprig of pine
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is take all the tinsel off of the stocking. I would save it for another craft! Once the tinsel is off, your stocking may fall in half. Don’t panic! Just hold it back together and press till it clicks. If this still doesn’t work, try adding a little hot glue to hold it into place.
Step 2: Take the mens shirt or material you wish and use your hands to rip it into strips. The reason we are ripping it is because doing it this way will fray the edges. Of course, if you don’t like the edges frayed, you could just cut it. I love the looks of a frayed edge, though. I think it just adds to that rustic/farmhouse look we all love so much!
Step 3: Take the strips of fabric and begin to wrap them on the boot, hot gluing as you go. I wrapped the material around until the bottom half was covered and then went in with a final layer to make it look neater. We don’t need to wrap the top of the boot as we are going to cover it with the Dollar Tree car cloth in the next step.
Step 4: Cut a strip of the microfiber car cloth to fit a round the top of the stocking. Hot glue it into place.
Step 5: Now for the fun part… embeltiments! Of course you could embellish any way you wish, but let me show you what I chose to do. I took a brown tag and wrote the word JOY on it. I then threaded some twine through it, added a rusty jingle bell, and tied it in a real simple bow. I also tucked a sprig of pint under the twine. If the twine doesn’t hold the sprig in place, just add a dab of hot glue.
Step 6: The very last thing I did was added the battery operated light! ONLY use a bater operated light for this project as its unsafe to use any other type! I put some spanish moss in the bottom of my stocking to help push up the Spanish moss some. Next, I added the lamp and a little more Spanish moss so it was hanging out over the stocking.
And that is it! This project was so simple to make and turned out adorable! How cute would these be as Christmas gifts this year? Do you think you will be trying this project?
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube