An Advent Calendar Made From an Old Frame

Advent Mini Stocking Calener Sew Country ChickI have been very busy making crafts for the Christmas season! I’ve never been that great at making Christmas crafts and decided I would make a special effort this year.  I had my Advent wreath from yesterday and now I’m sharing this Advent goodie calender I made for the little girls. I have been meaning to make an Advent calender for years, seriously. Every year it creeps up on us and I end up buying a Trader Joe’s one because I never got around to making one for the kids. Well, I only have one little kid left ,so I had better get busy, I thought! My oldest just turned twenty so that tells you how long I’ve been dilly dallying! Seriously , it sometimes seems like I can put things off for my entire life. And many of us do !

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I actually sewed these little stockings up two years ago, but couldn’t figure out a good way to display them. I don’t think I would ever have the patience to sew 26 little stockings like this again with satin stitches and appliqued numbers. I have no idea what got into me to sit down and sew all of these little stockings! A bout of obsessive compulsiveness perhaps? Who knows but they look great on this old frame I found at an estate sale and painted red. The clothespins are from the dollar store and I cut up a piece of scrapbook paper and Mod Podged it onto each pin. Good times!

I had sewed them onto a ribbon but it was totally impractical and would fall down when I put a treat into it so I just put it away. Well, when it comes to craft stuff, I always seem to be like a year late on the trends so I just discovered these Advent frames. Where was I when these came out like two years ago? Probably busy sewing dresses or something. AdventStockingsI hung these outside on my old shed. She looks mighty gussied up , doesn’t she?

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-McKenzie

Comments

  1. Carrie says

    LOVE IT!!! I’m shooting for both projects this year. I needed them!

  2. says

    Oh!!!! These are so CUTE!! What a great idea for an Advent calendar 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this as well, with us at our Christmas Extravaganza Party!! Pinning 🙂 xoxo