Christmas Mantle & Burlap Stockings

Welcome to my home! Today I want to share my Christmas mantle with you all! Did I mention that I seriously love all things Christmas? I love the smell of pine and citrus. I love Christmas cards from my friends and family. I love burlap and sparkle. This mantle in a combinations of all these lovely things!

Christmas mantle and burlap stockings. Love this! #christmas #stockings #christmasmantle


As soon as I start getting Christmas cards, I start displaying them on the mantle. Seeing all my loved one's smiling faces just makes me so happy!

Christmas mantle and burlap stockings. Love this! #christmas #stockings #christmasmantle

Since clementines are one of my favorite things on earth and this garland looked like it needed some color, I threw some in. Why not? I love the pop of orange.

Christmas mantle and burlap stockings. Love this! #christmas #stockings #christmasmantle

I made these stockings a few years ago and I still just adore them!

Christmas mantle and burlap stockings. Love this! #christmas #stockings #christmasmantle

To make them I simply traced an existing stocking. I made a cuff and just laid it on there while I sewed around the outside.  These stockings have a raw edge, which means I didn't sew the seem and then turn it inside out, I just let the seem hang out.

Christmas mantle and burlap stockings. Love this! #christmas #stockings #christmasmantle

This was the easy way to do it. And, surprisingly, they are pretty sturdy. I fill them up year after year and I've never had any problems.

For the birds, I just found images of birds online, traced them and cut bird silhouettes out of white felt.

Christmas mantle and burlap stockings. Love this! #christmas #stockings #christmasmantle

I glued the birds on with hot glue (make sure to put a piece of paper or something in the stocking while you do this so you don't glue the stocking together.

DIY Burlap Christmas Stockings. Love the birds! #chirstmasstockings #stockings

I added feathers and a crystal eye to each bird.  Super easy as far as making stockings go.

Merry Christmas!

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