Sailors' Stockings

December 10th, 2010 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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One for Brendan.....  
 
...and one for Russ.
You can barely see, but I added grommets on each side for a place to tie the embellishments..just simple twine and jingle bells.  And of course, an ID tag.
Not a fireplace mantel but you get the idea.   Filled these with candy and then shipped them off!
One for Brendan.....  
 

One for Brendan.....  

 


Another project using my pile of maritime charts...  I cut out a stocking shape then sewed with some clear vinyl overlay for a little more durability.  Made the stocking liner out of burlap and used nautical blue ribbon for hanging. My son and his current roommate are both graduates of the US Merchant Marine Academy...hence my source for all the charts. Now they're at flight school.  Wanted to send them something to decorate their condo for Christmas, even if they don't have a fireplace.  


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, seasonal, eclectic, whimsical, paper, maritime, vinyl, maps, burlap, nautical, jingle bells, twine

Comments (11)

IPlayOutsideTheBox writes: Neat...just too neat! Posted: 1:32 am on December 17th
shabbychick writes: So clever! And very inspiring too!

Kathy Posted: 7:47 pm on December 14th
chippingcharm writes: Love these...and I'm sure they will too :) Laurel Posted: 5:59 pm on December 13th
suewhitney writes: Very clever...love your thoughtfulness!

Happy Holidays!
Sue Posted: 10:27 am on December 13th
RustyDiva writes: I love themes!!! Great project and I'm sure the guys will love em. Posted: 6:50 am on December 13th
MakinItHappen writes: These are great stockings, especially for lovers of all things nautical ... like me! Posted: 11:12 am on December 12th
riverlady writes: great idea tks Posted: 12:37 am on December 11th
artteachergirl writes: What a sweet, special gift...so personal. Great idea. I wish your son and his friend well as they prepare for their careers. Posted: 5:47 pm on December 10th
JunkArchitect writes: Now this is an amazing idea TinTin! I can just imagine the spinoff projects that will be inspired by your creation.

Jim

Posted: 1:53 pm on December 10th
makinthemostofit writes: Those are great! And perfect for your Merchant Marines. Thanks for sharing them. Posted: 1:37 pm on December 10th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
VERY clever meaning behind this one. I'm certain they will treasure the thought you put into this. You've also proven my vision of a music sheet stocking is a possibility. Thanks for doing all the inventing. :)

Posted: 1:30 pm on December 10th
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