Merry Christmas Everyone!!
We are so excited to share this project with you! It’s definitely a game changer/eye catcher in our living room and we hope it will be in yours too!
We needed six stocking hooks so the measurements we provide are for that, but OBVIOUSLY you can change it to whatever you need!
Let’s get started!
DIY Christmas Decor – Stocking Holder
Supplies You Need:
- 32 – 1″ screws
- Hooks – We got ours at Hobby Lobby. This link will take you to their website for 40% off!
- 4 – 1x2x8 furring strip boards. These are only a little over $1 at most hardware stores. Just make sure they’re straight!
- Kreg Jig – or we used the Mini Kreg Jig and a clamp – much cheaper option if you don’t own a kreg jig already.
- 4 – 54″ boards
- 10 – 4.5″ boards
- 6 – 6″ boards
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(NOTE: You can totally make this WITHOUT a kreg jig too! Just use finishing nails! Not big headed nails 😉 You’ll just have nail holes to fill in, and your box may not be quite as sturdy, but it will definitely still work.)
OK, start by making a pocket hole in each end of all your 4.5″ and 6″ boards.
Here’s the settings you’ll need on your mini kreg jig and drill so you don’t have to read the instructions.
Heaven knows the hardest thing about using the kreg jig is trying to figure out those tiny instructions!
Assembling the Box:
The red dots in the pictures below show where all your pockets holes should be.
For the front of the box drill 3 of your 4.5″ boards into 2 of your 54″ long boards. See picture for placement.
We always just use normal screws with our pocket holes. No need for the “specialized pocket hole screws.”
For the sides drill 2 of your 4.5″ boards into 2 of the 6″ boards
Then drill those same 6″ boards into the 54″ boards of the front and back.
Do this to both sides.
Now drill your two last 6″ boards onto the bottom of your box for added stability.
Lastly cut out beadboard to fit the front, sides, and bottom and nail it in. We used our nail gun to do this.
Or again nailing finishing nails in would work too. You need something strong enough to hold up your hooks and stockings!!!
Caulk & Paint
To finish it off, caulk the seams and paint it.
We used spray paint and painted it red – which I hated, so then we painted it gray, which actually turned blue, which I also hated (but seriously was so done that I didn’t care!) and so we sanded it to antique it, which brought the red out, and now somehow I love it! Haha!
And there you have it! A super cute way to hang all your stockings!!!
The best thing is you can weigh the box down so Santa can actually keep your stockings hung up after he’s filled them!
And we’ll leave you with a little dose of reality as 2 of our kids are on the floor fighting -still in pjs, of course- while Mom is trying to take pictures.