November 27, 2010

Recyled Pinks

Like many of you, my husband and I donate to a lot of charities.  As a result, we are presented with lots of free gifts (especially at this time of year) most of which - I hate to admit - go to the trash bin.  However, a pair of adorable pink striped socks came in the mail the other day and I just couldn't throw them away!

Christmas is coming and I like making my granddaughters little dolls for the occasion.  Here's what I did:

In Photoshop Elements, I layered a picture of each of my granddaughters beneath a wreath shape and printed it to size on enhanced matte photo paper.  That sheet was stapled to another sheet of the same paper making a "sandwich."

 A 3x1 inch piece of cardboard was glued in between these sheets and the entire shape cut out.  The wreath is embellished with white Uni-ball ink pen and gold Scribble paint; a bit of gold paint was added to the cardboard.

A hole was punched into the cardboard just below the wreath.  The cardboard was placed into the sock and using a large eyed needle and embroidery floss, a button was attached to the back of the sock (sewing through the hole), brought through the front and then again through to the back and tied in a square knot.  A small fabric rose was then glued on the front

A hole was punched into the top of the wreath and gold cording inserted as a hanging tie - voila - a Christmas stocking doll ornament!  Easy as pie and dare I say it - cute!  (Ordinarily I hate the "c" word.)

For more inspiration, go to Pink Saturday!


✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

I' glad to find your very creative & imaginative blog!!!

Happy PS!
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Jorgelina said...

Great idea!
Happy pink saturday!

Linda M. said...

Very, very c....Creative. Beautiful granddaughters too. Happy Pink Saturday and congratulations on being featured. Thanks for the great tutorial.

nanke's stuff said...

I like these very much! I've been making Christmas ornaments for my nieces for many years (they're in their 40s now and I still do it). If you don't mind, I'd like to use your idea for their ornaments this year. nancy

Tami said...

I have to use the c word! Cute Cute Cute!!
How cleaver and perfectly pink too.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Gail said...

How fun, I would never have thought of that, very creative for sure. Beautiful girls, they will treasure these ornaments.
Happy PS

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

they look cute, great idea.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a very cute idea!

I'm following you now...found you through Pink Saturday! Happy Holidays.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

Gracie Jewellery said...

Way too cute! Happy Pink Saturday. Hey, I having a give away!

Jacqueline said...

So nice to meet you on Pink Saturday! Cute indeed. I love the idea. What a darling way to place everyone on the tree. These would also be adorable place cards for a holiday table.

Donnie said...

Those are really a cute use for those little pink socks.

Julie said...

Very cute! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Anonymous said...

I like your banner and you do a very good job with those socks. Very creative indeed.
Happy belated PS to you and nice Sunday.

Jennifer said...

Ooh, Mom, they're going to love them!!