I’m a lover of all things DIY so when our family started growing I knew we needed a designated place to hang our stockings each year. And random nails on the wall just weren’t going to cut it anymore.
So my hubby and I decided to DIY our own stocking holder and I absolutely love it. It’s super simple yet does exactly what we need it to do.
We do need to add another hook since our family has grown since we made it but for now my hubby and I share a hook and that works fine for us. We don’t normally put anything in our stockings anyways so it works for us.
So if your loving our DIY stocking holders then keep on reading for the simple and fun tutorial below. Trust me… if I can make it so can you.
DIY Stocking Holder
- 1×8 board cut down to desired size
- Stain or Paint
- Sealant (polyurethane spray)
- Coats Hooks
- Sawtooth hooks (to hang)
- Paint pen or chalk marker
- Sander or sanding block
Now I never took pictures of the steps as we made it but I’ll try to be as detailed yet simple in the directions. This will probably take you about and hour or two of active time if you don’t count the drying time of the stain or paint.
- Get your board cut to size from your hardware store you purchase your board from (should be complimentary) (ours is about 3 ft long)
- Sand your board down till it’s nice and smooth. You don’t want little hands getting splinters
- Stain or paint your color of choice and allow to dry throughly. We used a stain in dark walnut and about 2 or 3 coats.
- Once it has fully dried use a sealant spray to lock in your stain or paint and protect it for years to come. Ours doesn’t fit into any storage bins so it’s stored out on top of our holiday bins.
- Using a pencil sketch out what you want yours to say. We went very traditional on ours and just wrote “and the stockings were hung…”
- go back over your design with a paint pen or chalk marker. I used a chalk marker on ours since that’s all I had on hand. After your writing dries you’ll want to apply a coat or two of the sealant along the front to lock in your lettering.
- Apply desired amount of hooks (1 per stocking preferably. We got ours from Walmart for pretty cheap and I think a package of 6.
- Attach your claw mouth hooks to the back of your board. One on each side. You’ll want to to be very stable on the wall when your stockings are full.
- Hang up and place your stockings on it and enjoy for many many many years!
I hoped this inspired you to make your own stocking holder for your family. It’s perfect if you don’t have a fireplace to hang your stockings over and your littles are to small to use your tv stand. We still have young toddlers running around over here.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope your family has a magical season!
Until next time, live a life you love.