Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dollar Tree Crafting & A Giveaway X3!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


Hello Everyone!

I wanted to share another Fun and Inexpensive holiday crafting idea.

I first learned of this idea about a year or so ago from a forum.  But this year I changed it up a bit.

Okay, First off….

The Dollar Tree sells these adorable socks.


I bought about 20 pairs when I first heard of the idea, but don’t worry they still carry them.

In fact, I just saw some there Monday.

*I also saw some at Target, but they were $5.00 a pair there.

**These are long socks, measuring approx. 21” from the top to the toe.

Any way,  go to the DT, look in the sock dept., buy you a pair or 2 or 20!

Bring them home, soak them in tea or coffee.

Lay them flat to dry.

When they are dry add a loop to the top of each and poof!

You have primitive pair of Christmas stockings!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

(These measure approx. 23” long counting loop.)

I also added a bell to the top of each one of mine.

They are actually grubbier than they are appearing in the photo. Stupid camera! ;)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

This year I decided I wanted some without the fur on top.

So I simply got out my scissors, cut it off at the seam.

Turned them inside out, and sewn a small hem.

They turned out so cute!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

(These measure approx. 18. 5” long)

*Same pair, just two different views.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I took another furless pair and added some reproduction homespun patches and used them same fabric for the loops.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

(These measure approx. 20.5” long.)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Not bad for a buck each, huh!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Oh, one more quick thing before getting to the giveaway.

Look at this wonderful wrapping paper the DT also has.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

It is hard to tell in the photos but the color is barn red and brown.


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Now back to the stockings.

I have decided to do a giveaway for the 3 pairs of stockings shown in this post.

I will be choosing 3 winners!!

How this will work is…

I will pick the 1st winner.  They will get to chose which of the 3 pairs they want.

Then I will pick a second name and they will chose from the 2 pairs of stocking left.

Then I will pick a 3rd name and they win the remaining pair.

~Make sense?? :)

There is only 2 Rules to enter:

~ #1  You must be a follower of my blog.

*Yes, new followers are welcome.

~ #2 You must enter on this blog post only.

And that’s it!

*You may post about the giveaway for a bonus entry, but it is not mandatory to enter.

Just be sure to let me know in your comment.

You can use below picture for posting on blog.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

The last day to enter is Nov. 30th.

I will announce the winners Dec 1st.

Good Luck!

And one last thing…

Here is a free holiday button I made.

Feel free to right click and save to use on your blog.


(Santa graphic is from:  I used it to create the blog button. )

And thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

Take Care and Talk Soon,



TeresaM said...

The stockings are so cute! I need to shop the dollar tree more often! Hope the ones in my area have them!

Please enter me in your giveaway!


Bittersweet and Ivy said...

Hi Tammi... I love the stockings. Not sure which ones I like best! LOL I would love to be entered to win your give away...and I will also post on my blog about it!

Thank you so much,

Traci~Moon Gypsy said...

Hi Tam~ Yes, indeed those are some cute prim stockings. I would love to win a pair, so please enter my name in your drawing..Hugs, Traci

Carmen and the Primcats said...

What a wonderful idea! But I'm hoping I win some so I don't have to add ANOTHER craft to the long lost I want to get done before Christmas. LOL.

I will also post on my giveaway page.

Thanks for the fun giveaway Tam!

Carmen and the Primcats

Linda said...

The stockings are adorable. please enter me

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I love your stockings, they are so cute!
I was just in the $ Tree and I didn't see any, but then again, I wasn't in the stocking dept, either. I think our store is small, I don't find some things in there that others are finding.
Please enter me in your giveaway.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Ann said...

Hi Tam,

It would be much easier to win a pair that you've completed than go out and make my own stockings from the socks at the DT! I am a follower and would love to be entered. Thanks. ~Ann

Unknown said...

Hi Tam! Sign me up 'cause I'm a follower! I'll have to venture out tomorrow and go find some; these are super cute! These would be great with a homemade Santa man!!
Thanks also for the Holiday Button!

Ruffles and Relics said...

Those are just too cute!! Thanks for the giveaway..

~Judy~ said...

How cute!! LOVE THEM ALL! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

I am a follower, please count me in on this great Christmas Giveaway. I was just thinking about some new stockings today!


Jessie Ann said...

Love the prim stockings!!! Please enter me! Thank you!

~Jessie Ann

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

What a cute idea, thanks so much for sharing.. Sometimes the DT does have some great deals... Please enter me in your drawing. Tina

Penny said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.... the stockings are adorable!
I will be hitting the next dollar store I see (I don't think we have Dollar Tree here) to see what kinda of fun socks I can find there! And the wrapping paper is just great, too.... I'll be keeping my eye out for that as well!
Thanks, Tam!

basketsnprims said...

Tammy, I love how they turned out after you removed the fur. I have one I bought a few years ago & paid $25.00 for it. I love the wrapping paper, I must check out our dollar tree. thanks so much.

Primitive/Colonial Passion said...

Love, love, love the stockings. What a terrific find at DT.


Primitive/Colonial Passion said...

Love, love, love the stockings. What a great find at DT.


TheCrankyCrow said...

Is ok to confess I kinda have a stocking fetish? ;o) These are ADORABLE Tammy! I would be delighted to be entered in your giveaway! I'm a follower and have posted on my sidebar. Woo Hoo!! Thanks bunches! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Tam said...

Cute, I hope I can find these ,we don't have a dollar tree please enter me


Hi Tammy,
Oh so sweet and adorable. I would love to win a pair. So sign me up. Just too cute!

Trace4J said...

Sooo cute. Love them.Please enter me. I am off to the dollar store first thing in the morning. Love that wrapping paper too. I hope my dollar store is as cool as yours.
Hugs Friend

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hi Tammy!

Well who would have thought you would find those adorable socks turned prim stockings at Dollar Tree? I will definitely check it out! I bought paper like you showed there last year and I remember being very surprised! I will have to look again because it was my favorite wrapping paper!

I'd love to be entered in your prim stocking giveaway! I am a follower!

Thanks so much! I might take you up on your Merry Christmas button too! It's darling!

Have a great evening! :)


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Me again, Tammy. :)

I am also adding your giveaway to my sidebar!


Tiff said...

What a great discovery! I love the way they primmed up.
Please enter me in your giveaway,
thank you!!!

Rachel said...

Those are so cute! Please enter me! Thanks!

Raymond Homestead said...

What a neat idea! Love them! Please enter me in your giveaway!! Thanks!

Primitive Echoes said...

Those are really sweet. Thanks for sharing. I would love to be entered.
I am a follower.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so cute! I'm going to the DT tomorrow and see if there are any there! Would love to win some of yours! I'm a follower! Hugs! And thanks for the button! ♥

Lee Hill Primitives said...

The stockins are so cute. Love it! I never see tehm in the DT. Please include my name in your giveaway. Thank you.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Amy, Include my second entry I already posted it my blog. See you, Eve

Carol Stuck said...

Oh, I love the stockings. They are so simple which makes them prim perfect!! I am already a follwer and would love to be entered for a chance to win.

Thanks, Tammy!


Friendship Crossing said...

What a clever idea Tammy! I am a follower and I already posted about it on my sidebar.

Please come over and join in my giveaway I just posted yesterday~it's your choice!!


Olde Spoon River Homestead said...

Awesome!!!! Love it!!!! Please enter me in your giveaway!!!! I'm inspired, I'm going to Dollar Tree!!!! LOL

jennifer768 said...

Hi Tammy ,love your stockings and would love to be entered.Will have to check the DT this weekend.Hugs,Jen

Rugs and Pugs said...

Tammy ~
Very cute! Please enter me.
I need to head to the DT. I love that store!
Pug hugs :)

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Tam - you are such a crafty gal. That wrapping paper is lovely.
I'd love to win some of your cute stockings so please throw my name in the hat...I'm your faithful follower dear.
Enjoy your day and thanks so much.

Sandy A said...

Those are just the cutest! I am heading to DT tomorrow. And love that paper too. Please--add my name to your give away...

Brenda said...

Now I'm gonna have to go shopping!! Of course, if I win, I won't have! Please enter me girl!!


Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Great tips thank you for sharing, love those stockings, enter me to win, I follow you daily.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Loving those stockings Tammy!
I am a follower.
Please enter me in your Giveaway.
I will post on my sidebar.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Tammy your stockings are so cute!!!
I would love to be entered into your giveaway!!! I'll post on my sidebar!
Prim Blessings

Kitty said...

Tammy, super cute, I do remember these from last year too! so neat! I LOVE DT! LOL! I really like what you did with the ones without the fur, especially with the patches! Great idea!

DianeM said...

Oooo, I love those stockings...and the wrapping paper :) I'm going to have to find out where my nearest DT is - there's gotta be 1 in Northern NJ somewhere lol. Please enter me for a chance to win your prim stockings - they're so old-fashioned looking :)
Smiles, DianeM

BumbleBeeLane said...

Tam these are adorable! Remind me of Dr Seuss.You know I follow

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Tam, you are very crafty and you think of the greatest things, my mind doesn't think that far,LOL!

I love those christmas socks you did an AWESOME job on them and would love to enter in your giveaway!
Also to have 3 winners, that is FABULOUS!


Dawn said...

Don't you just love the Dollar Tree store. I can find more things there. Please add me to the giveaway, while I run once again to the Dollar Store!!

sherry L. said...

So cute! I am a new follower!

Lisa said...

Thank You for holding this sweet giveaway! I would love to win a pair of your prim socks!

At Home With Amy said...

Tammy you are so darn crafty. I know I already have two of your stocking from a swap we did last year I think it was but I sure would love to have two more. Please enter me in your drawing!

I love the Dollar Tree. They have such wonderful things to get your creative juices flowing. That paper you found is wonderful. I will definitely be getting some of that to wrap some presents in. Thanks for sharing.

Have a blessed day,

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Those stockings are great! Thanks for sharing! ~*~Lisa

Kendra said...

You are a frugal genius! Looks like I have an errand to run before I pick the boys up from school. I'm going to make my own and leave more chances for one of the other ladies to win. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. Kendra

frontporchprims said...

51 comments already? Dang it. You just barley posted yesterday. I am late. I love those stockings and if I don't win, I am making me some. Thanks for the idea and for the great giveaway. You are amazing. I love the button. I want to put it on my blog if I can figure it out. I will post your giveaway on my sidebar. -Steph-

Robin said...

Count me in Tammy...they are too cute. I need to add a hem to mine, I just removed fuzz top and left raggy. Like the more finished look though...GREAT JOB

Robin said...

Count me in Tammy...they are too cute. I need to add a hem to mine, I just removed fuzz top and left raggy. Like the more finished look though...GREAT JOB

Robin said...

Count me in Tammy...they are too cute. I need to add a hem to mine, I just removed fuzz top and left raggy. Like the more finished look though...GREAT JOB

Kimberly said...

Hi Tammy,
Luv, Luv the stockings! Please enter my name in your giveaway and I have posted your give away on my blog. You're so crafty, keep posting those great craft ideas.
Kimberly :)

NancyW said...

so very very cute and I would lov to own a set, please enter me in your drawing, and PLEASE keep sharing your ideas!!

Gayle said...

Fun, fun, FUN! I sure hope my local store haS Some of these cute socks - I'm going to look first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks for doing this great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

GREAT idea!!!! Guess where I'm headed in the morning:) Please enter me.

Lynn said...

Oh my, those are super cute!! I am heading to the DT as soon as I can get up and moving! The back pain and right leg are not loving the cold temps that have arrived In Conover North Carolina. Please, please pick me to win a pair!!! I would love to display these in my home. I can't wait till you post pictures of your home decorated for the Christmas season!

Kendra said...

Our Dollar Tree stinks! No socks like you found so please enter me in your drawing, I'm a follower. Thanks, Kendra

Blue Turtle said...

Would it be that the bigger the stocking the larger the presents. I'll hang mine this early.

jeavon @ Interior Design Pro

oldecrow said...

These are so cute! I think I need to make a Dollar Tree run! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I am a follower and I will post on my blog. Thanks for offering a awesome giveaway.
Olde Crow Mercantile

mamatkins said...

I follow you. Thanks,

navy_wife98 said...

I Love the stockings!!!! I am a follower. I love your blogs posts!!! Please enter me!

Maggey and Jim said...

I loved the stockings and decided to go to dollar tree,,I was going to have my granddaughters decorate these as our Thanksgiving craft but dollar tree did not have them. I looked the store over, lots of stockings but nothing like yours..
Have a wonderful holiday.. back to the drawing board..

Roberta said...

Hi Tammy: I need to go to the Dollar Tree more. Seems like people are always finding neat things there. I love that wrapping paper and your stockings are wonderful. Please enter me in your giveaway. I'm a follower and I've posted this giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks so much! ~Roberta

Vicki said...

Love the stockings! Isn't it wonderful to share such great finds and ideas? Thank You for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

Donna said...

Love the stockings! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks, Donna

At Home With Amy said...

Just so you know Tammy, those little socks and that wrapping paper must all be sold out in Ohio. I have been to every Dollar Tree I can find and no one has either.

Still it was fun hunting for them. Its not like I left the stores empty handed or anything like that though.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Cute stockings Tam! I'll have to check out the wrapping paper too. Joanns had some great paper last year-prim looking brown background with sweet candycanes...I bought about 6 rolls. lol...I wanted to say Thank you for the sweet ornies that you sent to me from Amy's swap...They are awesome and on my prim tree right now. I will post pics when the final one comes in.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


My Colonial Home said...

Too cute!
You are so creative - I love coming here to see what you have up your sleeve (or in your stocking as this post goes!).
I'd love to win if you could please add my name to the huge list of entries I'd be so happy.
Blessings to you and your family Tammy.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Cat Haven Craft House said...

Don't know how I missed your sweet giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks so much.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Tammy, you always have the nicest giveaways! I have been a follower of yours. Please enter me in your giveaway for the adorable prim stockings, I have posted to my blog sidebar tonight.
The wrapping paper is perfect for
prim Christmas presents. Great finds from the Dollar Tree!
Thanks for having this,

Christine said...

Oh I sooo want to win some of those stockings as I can't find any!
Thanks for the chance!

Art by Susie Krichbaum said...

Loving these stockings! You never know where you will find good items.

Susie - New Follower (Willow Hollow Creations )

bettyj said...

Okay, how did I miss this? Please enter me. I have a confession I bought all the wrapping paper like that my Dollar Tree had. I love it. It is a good quality too.Love the DT. Have you tried their cold water wash? Just the same as Woolite.

Margie said...

Oh my goodness...those are just the cutest ! I guess if I dont win I could make them, hehe, but I would much rather win them, so please enter me since I am already a follower and also add one more entry cuz I will be adding to my sidebar for sure...I definately did not see those cute socks or the wrapping paper at my DT, but to be sure, I will be there bright and early Wednesday morning !

Thanks Tam for having such a sweet giveaway. Oh and happy anniversary ! We got married in '87 too !

Grace to you,

alltheseboys said...

I can NOT believe those were from the dollar store!! Now I have something else to add to my shopping list, lol!! What a cute cute idea! Please do enter me in your drawing!! I will post on my blog too! Katie