There are so many amazing projects out there,
that sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the inspiration.
Sometimes I’ll bookmark and idea, sometimes I’ll pin it on pinterest, and other times
I’ll just quitely mull over it in my head until the perfect moment.
For Years Lately, I’ve been mulling over two different projects that I’ve wanted to do:
These beautiful drop cloth stockings from Shanty 2 Chic:
And these precious children’s silhouette pilllows:
Well finally it struck me that I could turn these two projects into one!
So here’s how it all went down:
I used the same freezer paper stencil technique that I used for these baby onsies.
I’m using some cheepo painters drop cloth from Lowes,
and I simply traced our old stockings (plus one inch all the way around)
Once they were dry I started to sew them together.
I followed the tutorial on Shanty 2 Chic, and then added in my own embelishments for the heel and toe.
Ruffles for the girls:
And wool edging for the boys:
And buttons aplenty:
I Just LOVE how they turned out!
TIP: When you’re cutting out your freezer paper stencil, if you’re careful you can use the “negative” for another project.
I simply ironed them to the canvas, and painted around them.
I’m thinking of stretching this across a canvas for some family wall art!
Makes all that tedious cutting worth it!
Now, If I could just find the time to make a matching Tree Skirt!