DIY Christmas Stocking Holder

by katie

If you’re like me and you don’t have a mantel, then you realize the struggle to find a visually appealing place for your Christmas stockings. Every year I try to come up with something that will work for us…then came this idea!

I had this old floating shelf and was going to get rid of it when I cleaned out my hallway closet until that little light bulb went off in my head and thought to use it as a stocking holder.

It’s hollow particle board…nothing fancy. I wish it was made out of real wood, but the creamy white color seemed to work just fine for me and so I took to the computer to find exactly what I wanted to do. I picked the saying and the font and used a simple font transfer method to add the lettering.

The font I used is called Magnolia Sky and is free for personal use. I love how it is bold and feminine. I thought it was perfect for this project. I tested the right size and proceeded to transfer it.

I did this by simply:

  1. Printing the font flipped facing the other way.
  2. Scribbled over the letters with a pencil.
  3. Turned the paper over and traced it to leave a faint pencil mark in the shape of the lettering.
  4. Traced and filled it in with a fine-tip Sharpie marker.

The hooks are simple, inexpensive plastic hooks that I painted silver. They weren’t exactly what I had in mind, but screwing in prettier hooks was out of the question considering this is hollow.

I spent a whole $2 on the hooks and had everything else available so I couldn’t have asked for a cheaper project and I think it came out great!

How do you hang your stockings? Leave links if you have posts! I’d love to check them out!

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4 comments

Leanna - Of Faeries and Fauna December 1, 2016 - 6:54 am

This little hanger is really adorable. So nice for a family without a mantle and you could hang it low enough for little people to do it independently.

Very cute. Leanna

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Kate Auclair December 3, 2016 - 3:46 pm

Thank you, Leanna!

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Amber Harrop December 5, 2016 - 10:04 am

I Love this little hanger Katie – thank you so much for sharing with I am Pinnable

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Megan Chamberlin December 12, 2016 - 12:03 am

Love the font you chose, and I think the simplistic style is perfect!

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