Walnut Stain I use this recipe for all my prim staining. I make several gallons at a time and is super easy. Just be careful!!! Use gloves. After I have cooked my first batch - I strain it and re-cook for a second batch. It will be just as dark. I keep mine in the fridge and bring it out when I need it.
A dollar tree stocking make over. I first soaked the stocking in instant coffee and then baked it in the oven at a low temperature. Then I hit it with rustoleum's brown multi texture spray paint, going heavier on the toe and on the white trim. Next I took some coffee baked cheesecloth and spray painted that a touch with the same brown multi textuxture spray paint. Then I used spray adhesive to glue it to the top of the stocking, leaving some of the trim peeking through. Then stenciled it.
A little broom I whipped up with a stick from the yard, some corn husks and some wire. First, I surrounded the stick with corn husks, trying to get a fairly even amount on all sides. Then, about 1/4 of the way up the stick i wrapped wire around everything 3-4 times to secure it. After that I pulled the husks in the opposite direction over my wire and wrapped another piece of wire around it. I thought my husks were just a little too bright so I antiqued them with dark brown briwax.