Welcome! That's my front door up there! And that's the GIANT stocking that's serving as holiday decor! I hung up some greenery and lights a few weeks ago but have been thinking, the door NEEDS something. I thought maybe a wreath?? Maybe some bows added to the top?? More lights?? I cruised the blog world and my local Walmart looking for something that struck my fancy. Then I remember that I had picked up this huge stocking from the Dollar Tree. I thought, hey a huge stocking, with out really knowing what I wanted to use it for. I am really tickled with how this came out and my mom reminded me that she always hung a big knit stocking on the door during the holidays . . . that must of been why nothing else seemed quite right!
Anyway, here's what Sweet Pea and I did if you want to make your own.
Start with a HUGE stocking. This is from the Dollar Tree. They have red & green and red & white. They still had lots left at my store this morning. You could also sew one if you wanted but it didn't seem worth the effort to me when this was a dollar!
Really, you could embellish this any number of ways. We decided on a big letter "K" for our last name. I had intended to cut and trace one by printing it off my computer but I was having troubles with the printer so I free handed the letter on to some white felt and cut it out.
I considered ironing on my letter using Steam a Seam or other fusible web but opted for the glue gun instead. I figured it was going out doors and if it get's wrecked by weather it's from the Dollar store and I can make a new one!
The something ended up being some of these interesting foam snowflake ornaments. They are also from the good old dollar store. They remind me of packing foam. I considered a row of white pompoms too but they ended up being overkill.
I attached the snowflakes with the glue gun too.
Here it is all done hanging on the front door. I picked up two wreath hangers and pinned down the bottom with a command picture hanging strip.
I really love the look & smell of a wreath on the door at Christmas but I am thrilled to have something different decorating my door this season. Now if I could just get someone to fill it up with presents just for me!!