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26 November, 2012

Ballard Inspired Burlap and Plaid Christmas Stockings

Woo hoo! I have finally finished all the elements of my Christmas mantel and will soon be ready to reveal it to you! But first, I want to show you the stockings that I made…using burlap topped with a plaid cuff. I have to admit that they were inspired by stockings that I found in Ballard Design's Christmas catalog!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Wreath 3 I have already shown you my burlap and plaid Christmas wreath…are you starting to see a theme here? You can get a better look at it plus a detailed tutorial for making it here.

Baby Kitty The staff and I have been working like Santa and his elves to get the mantel ready! I always feel that I have to finish it first since the whole inspiration for the rest of my Christmas decor usually comes from it. As you can see, our co-host Baby Kitty was a big help in the sewing department!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Stockings I used the same method that I used for last year’s stockings…just changing the fabrics. And I used the remnants from my Christmas wreath, so they were free! Woot woot! I really like the homespun look of the burlap and plaid! You can find detailed instructions for making a cuffed stocking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Stockings1 And here’s a better look at the stockings! I can’t wait until we have another really cold night so we can build a fire and enjoy the mantel all decorated for Christmas!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap and Plaid Stockings3 But in the meantime, I will just pretend that we are having some snow! Don’t you love all the wintery special effects over at Picmonkey? Last year we actually had our very first Christmas snow! I have my fingers crossed that it will happen again!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas stockings!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
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  1. Deb, they turned out great!! You are so talented, love the plaid with the burlap!
    xo Kathysue

  2. two of my favorites together, love them! gotta have plaid at Christmas!

  3. You must have a large storage room to house all of your wonderful things. I love it.

  4. Debbie the stockings are adorable. I am loving the burlap and plaid theme this year! Can't wait to see more! Hugs, Linda

  5. Debbie, I know the truth. It's really Baby Kitty who is making these cute things, idn't it? ;-)

    Love the plaid and burlap cute stockings and wreath! I always enjoy seeing what you do.



  6. They look great Debbie! I love the plaid!!

  7. Debbie, I was just admiring the Ballard's stockings this afternoon. Love these! I like to use red tartan here at Christmas, especially mixed in with my black and white Courtly Check. ;-) Can't wait to see the finished mantel..........Sarah

  8. I love it Deb. That is probably one of my fave combo's for Christmas, plaid and burlap. I can't wait to see your whole mantel. You always create such a beautiful mantelscape. xxoo

  9. Plaid is one of my favorite Christmas prints. It's so traditional, and the burlap really brings it up to date. Love the wreath too.

  10. Love these stockings! Burlap and plaid look fabulous together.

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

  11. I love red, plaid, and burlap. I know I will love your mantel.

  12. I love that idea Debbie, they turned out so cute!
    I just need more time, cause I want to make some!

  13. I love these stockingm the plaid is perfect. You have such great ideas.


  14. Beautiful! Can't wait to see the mantel!!!

  15. This is adorable! I love anything with burlap! I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and shared this on my linky party!

  16. I love your stockings and wreath, they are beautiful! I'm a new follower of your blog (and your kitties), I'm a cat fan too.

    I currently have a blog party posted and would love for you to post this! :)


  17. Debbie,
    You, and your handsome co~host Baby Kitty, are such an ispiration to me!!! Once Studio One is cleared of all the empty Christmas decor boxes...out comes my sewing machine for hopefully two projects BEFORE the Progressive Christmas Brunch Bunch!!! Wish me luck!!!

  18. Wow! Great job! Looks great! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  19. Burlap and plaid are a great combo. Nice job.

  20. I love plaid and these look great! Visiting from Happy Hour.

  21. These are too cute! I love the plaid and love how they match your wreath! Great job :)

  22. Debbie these are fantastic! I just love the touch of plaid too. I am so happy you joined in on the knock off decor party!!It is so wonderful to see so much inspiration in one place.

  23. Love! These are so wonderful. I'm pinning them for inspiration for a rustic Christmas that I hope to put together next year. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie