This DIY Christmas Stocking Holder tutorial is an easy holiday decor idea for those without a mantel!
A couple weeks ago I shared with you my DIY project for a DIY Christmas Card Display. This DIY Christmas Stocking Holder is a similar project born out of my quest to solve the Christmas problems that arise when you have no mantel. Also like the Christmas Card Display I used reclaimed wood from a wood pallet and Distant Star from the OPULENCE lifestyle collection of the BEHR Marquee line of paint in a flat sheen. I dressed this project up with a little craft paint, glitter and a stencil along with dresser pulls for the “hangers”.
Dresser Pulls (1 for Each Stocking to be hung)
To get started I determined I wanted 5 hooks for my hanger so I figured out the spacing I wanted by the size of our stockings then cut the board down to size.
Next I drilled holes spaced evenly across the board, about 1/3 of the way up the board.
I gave the plank two good coats of the BEHR paint. It covers bare wood really nicely actually and it cuts down on time since I didn’t have to first prime the wood.
Once dry I got out my crafting supplies and got started. First paint the stencil with a foam brush and then sprinkle the glitter over the fresh paint. Repeat all the way down the length of the board, changing up placement as you go so there is no real pattern. Don’t worry if its not perfect, mine was far from professional looking but up on the wall it still looks pretty fab.
If you can try to use at least two different snowflake stencils to change things up. If I were to do this again I would have planned out ahead of time the placement of each stencilled snowflake although that would have taken a whole lot longer to accomplish.
The final steps are to screw in the drawer pulls into each drilled hole.
Then you need to install the picture hanging kit. I used three hook/loops with the wire secured across them as taught as I could get it.
In the wall you will want to use two anchors and screws to bear the weight if you intend to hang your full stockings from the hanger. If you can try to find the studs in the wall for extra strength. This is all at your own risk so be sure you are doing this in a way that you will not end up tearing a hole in your wall.
Once hung you can now hang up your stockings for a pretty (and functional!) display on the wall.
What do you think?
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!