Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stocking Hanger Board

This is our second Christmas season in our new home.  Last year when I realized we had nowhere to hang stockings, I planned to make something over the summer.  Obviously I didn't get a head start on my stocking board project but I finally put it all together last week. 
I went to Home Depot and purchased a 72" long piece of wood.  This would be a fun project to use an old door or other scrap wood but poor planning forced me to actually go out and purchase something instead.  I originally was planning on using stain to add some color to the board but decided at the last minute to use red acrylic that was sitting on a shelf in my office. 

I used my Cricut to cut letters while the paint was drying.  I'm embarrassed to admit this but I'll be honest...I used Avery shipping label paper for the letters.  I forgot that I had used all my white vinyl and didn't want to wait until the next morning to finish the project.  The label paper has a sticky back so it was very easy to apply to the board.
I used a yard stick as a guide while applying the letters.

One good coat of Mod Podge sealed the paint and letters.
I used drawer pulls for the actual stocking hangers.  I had a hard time making a decision with the drawer pulls at Home Depot because they had such a large selection.  I ended up just purchasing a pack of 5 from Wal-Mart instead of buying them individually at Home Depot.  If you have something specific in mind the hardware store is definitely a good option but for me, I was just looking for something cute and inexpensive.

I carefully measured and marked where I wanted each stocking hanger on the back of the board.  Then I drilled holes for the screws.
The screws go into the back of the board and then the drawer pulls attach on the front side.
The last step is attaching a wall hanger.
We finally have a place for our stockings!
I'm linking this post here.


Jessica Stoker said...

This turned out fantastic! I love it.

Wendy @ChoosingLoveAZ said...

Simply beautiful and what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

If you don't have a fireplace, your board is a very clever substitute.

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Great solution to the no fireplace issue-and cute too

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

We have a fireplace but no mantel..great idea! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!