Add a personal touch to the age-old holiday tradition of hanging stockings by making your own this year. Transform worn wool blankets into oversize stockings using our template. If your blanket is striped or plaid, be sure that the pattern on both sides of the stocking match up. And if your blanket has a fringe, line it up with the top of the stocking pattern so it will become the edge of the cuff.
Those few inches of empty space under the bed are a great place to store extra pillows, sheets, blankets, and off-season clothing such as sweaters. Martha and style editor Tom Tamborello transform an Ikea under-bed storage box into an elegant piece that will look attractive under any bed.
Prefabricated under-bed storage box
Pieces of wooden lattice
Oak tag or thick construction paper
4 large snap fasteners
Snap-installation tool (comes with snap fasteners)