Got to play Martha Stewart yesterday. Well, not really but I did use the fabulous stocking template mentioned in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living. You have to go to: marthastewart.com/stocking-template to download and print it, and then you get to make one of these:
I used the larger template for this stocking. I have been wanting to do a burlap stocking for the past two years. I don't know why I never did one before because I do love the rustic look of burlap and lord knows I have a ton of it left over from other projects. Seeing the stockings in MSL gave me just the nudge I needed.
I added the white wood B (for our last name) with a grungy red safety pin. You probably can't tell but I used a little brown paint to distress it a bit and then sanded it here and there. I'm planning on stuffing the bottom of the stocking with tissue paper and then adding little wrapped "presents" or other Xmas-appropriate goodies for a kind of "spilling" from the top look. This will probably go on our front door this year in lieu of a wreath.
I also printed off the smaller MSL template which I plan on using with some of the fabric I got at the church thrift store fall fair last weekend.