Today, I am sharing with you a Noel Garland that I made for the foot of the bed.
I have a drawer full of my children's socks without a match...
I gathered some white socks, red socks and some red knitted socks that Grandma made for the children.
Using Rit dye in 'scarlet,' I died the white socks to a shade of red that matched the other socks. After washing and drying these, I decorated the socks with different ribbon, baker's twine, rick rack, different buttons and bells.
The garland is hung from red velvet ribbon and small toys are tucked in for display.
I added felt balls to this red sock and some pretty trim. The outfit of this vintage toy fits right in with my 'red and white' theme.
This dyed sock displays some gingham ribbon and a bell. Checks are commonly used in Swedish country design.
Grandma has knitted many socks through the years for my children. Fortunately, I found a few red and a few in different sizes to use for the garland! The little felt Santa is so cute!
I am crazy about felt...we are working on a felt garland for our tree! This little sock fits in nicely.
Some Swedish clogs and a Dala horse flank the sides of the garland. The Dala horse is a common toy for children, but today, is a symbol for Sweden. They are usually painted red. I found this rocking horse at a flea market and decorated it with some more gingham ribbon.
A little Danish elf is tucked in this hand knitted sock.
Another lost sock gets some dye and decorations.
I have seen some great mitten/sock advent garlands. If you have twenty-four socks, you could make an advent garland!
Little heart buttons were used on this sock. Hearts are definitely a part of Swedish decor!
My daughter's room is decorated for the holidays to welcome overnight guest. We remodeled her room two years ago in a 'Swedish' theme, so I decided to keep with the theme and use Christmas decorations that would be common in a Swedish home!
To see the rest of the room, click here!
I am linking this craft project to Censational Girl's Holiday Home Party and to these weekly parties!
I am also joining the Handmade Holiday Challenge!
Thank you Amanda for the feature!