This was our first Christmas in the house because we were in South Africa last year for most of December. I had grand plans to decorate with new placemats, napkins, felt garland, a winter door wreath, and stockings. Unfortunately, the stockings were the only thing to survive the time constrained to-do list.
We hosted the festivities this year, but celebrated early on December 17th because almost all of the family (medical professionals of one sort or the other) had to work on Christmas weekend.
I used this Fabric Worm stocking tutorial that I saw on Pinterest and it was super quick and easy to make. I used the remains of the red wool fabric from this skirt I made. I had no idea there was so much left. For the cuffs, I used different Christmasy fabrics, mostly from Joann's, to differentiate them. I didn't feel like assigning names like normal stockings.
Can you tell which one is mine, though?
There are no kids in the family yet, so these are all adult stockings. I know. Kind of pointless, but it was nice to have some sort of decoration up since this was the only thing I got around to. I did fill them with adult goodies, though, like tiny bottles of alcohol and delicious cookies.
The rest of our decorations were pretty minimal: a tree (of course), an extra string of lights, some branches, and the Evil Santa candle holder that my mom made. I kind of love his look. He's very stern. Very tough on the naughty kids.