Christmas is just a few more weeks away, so it's time to get ready for the upcoming holiday. Time to search for Christmas craft ideas for personalized gifts and ornaments. Now, If you're here to find a special thing to craft for the season, then you're in for an awesome DIY tutorial. All your efforts in creating this home decor are definitely worth it. Plus, these rustic stocking hangers are not only impressive, but also perfect as a gift to your family and friends. So, let's get this thing started!
Make Charming Stocking Hangers As Ornaments & Presents
Handmade Christmas home decors are not just a cool idea, but it is also the priceless gift you can give to your family and friends. Not everyone has the time to do craft and render labor of love. Most people simply opt to buy their Christmas decor and gifts. In fact, some will simply buy online because they don't have time to shop from a mall.
Now, if you want something simple, rustic, and cozy, then these rustic stocking hangers are the DIY project for you. For sure, these will bring homey charm to any mantle. With only a few simple supplies and about an hour of work, you can make these lovely Christmas accents just in time for the Christmas season!
Supplies (for 3 stocking hangers):
- 3 Square cuts of a 2×4 board. You can make a lot of stocking hangers from a single 2×4 board. I had a lot of wood left after making only 3 hangers.
- 3 Rectangular cuts of a 1×4 board. I cut mine to 5” tall, and that worked nicely!
- Wood Glue (not pictured)
- Wood Stain (I used mahogany)
- Garment hooks (hardware store)
- Upholstery Tacks (look for ones with an interesting texture!)
- Baby Photos (I used Photoshop to turn the photos to “sepia”, which gave them a warm, aged look)
Tools from Around the Craft Room:
Step 1. Smooth the Wood Blocks
To smooth out the rough edges, use 100 grit sandpaper. I had some pretty rough splinters along the edges of mine, so it took a while.
Step 2. Glue the Wood Blocks
Use wood glue to firmly attach your thinner 1×4 block of wood to your square 2×4 block of wood. Allow them to dry completely.
Step 3. Stain the Wood Blocks
Stain your pieces with whatever wood stain you have chosen and allow them to dry.
Step 4. Screw The Hooks
Now screw the hooks into place along the bottom of your 2×4 squares.
Reminder: Make sure the stain has dried 100% before attaching the hooks. Also, if you want an aged/weathered look, then use some medium-grit sandpaper to rough up the edges of your piece.
Step 5. Pin the Photos
Use the upholstery tacks (and a hammer to save your fingers!) to pin your photos into place. I love the beveled upholstery tacks that I found at a fabric store, because they have some fun geometric character to them.
There you go crafters! You're ready to hang your stockings! Isn't this a great Christmas craft idea for you to try? You can make personalized hangers for everyone in your family. Don't forget to fill the Christmas stockings!
You can check Shelly's Crafty Life's video tutorial. She also has an awesome style of stocking hangers.
Ain't these stocking hangers charming? Now, start making this Christmas ornament and prettify your home before it's too late.
Reminder in Securing your stocking hangers into place:
If you have really light stockings like I did, you don’t need any additional elements to make your stocking hangers stay in place. However, if your stockings are slightly heavier, I would suggest using 3m adhesive strips on the bottom to anchor them to the flat surface. They can be easily removed after Christmas, and they don’t leave any damaging marks.
Did you enjoy our rustic stocking hangers? Let me know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on how to make these Christmas stocking holders. Do you have any other Christmas craft ideas you’d like to share? Share it with me and I’ll give it a try.
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