DIY Stocking Holder

It’s that time of the year-Christmas projects! I have a few more that I’ll be working on this holiday weekend coming your way, but today I have a super simple DIY tutorial to share for those of you who don’t have a fireplace. Fortunately for us, we do still have a small mantle and {fake} fireplace in our apartment, but where do you hang your stockings if you don’t? Santa has to find you somewhere:) A co-worker of Mike’s found a picture of a cute stocking holder and asked him if he could make something similar for her and her kids. It turned out really cute!

DIY Stocking HolderTo make this you’ll need the following:

  • 2-1″x4″ pine boards
  • 1″x6″ pine board
  • paint color of your choice
  • nail gun/nails
  • hangers
  • drill

stocking hanger suppliesMike measured the wood and cute four pieces at different sizes-two were cut from the 6″ board and 2 were cut from the 4″ board.

measuring stocking boardsThen he used his Saw Max to cut them.

cutting stocking boardsOnce they were all cut, we laid them out on newspaper and painted them a light gray color.

painting stocking hangerThen, using the nail gun, we attached the front boards to the back boards {made of the 4″ wide board”}.

nailing stockign hagner The last step was to attach the hangers by drilling them into the boards with the screws that came with them.

stocking hangers

It was a quick project {about 30 minutes to complete}, inexpensive, and turned out really cute!

stocking hanger

Where do you hang your stockings? Be sure to come back next week for more Christmas ideas and tomorrow for a big update on our house!




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  1. What a great idea!! I will be doing this ASAP

  2. I love this idea! Especially because fireplaces in Manhattan are few and far (far) between! Yes, please!

  3. I made this and it came out great. The only thing I can stress is to use 2 nails at the top and 2 nails at the bottom of each board. Don’t use 1 nail or it will slant back and forth. ahahaha

  4. Love this idea – just moved to our first (downsized) home – no mantel and 4 grandchildren – going to get going on this for this christmas – will also use the fence for christmas cards!

  5. You could also put it on the hall or mud room for backpacks and coats


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