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:
- Printing the font flipped facing the other way.
- Scribbled over the letters with a pencil.
- Turned the paper over and traced it to leave a faint pencil mark in the shape of the lettering.
- 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!