This unique DIY wood stocking is a great way to add some serious charm to your Christmas decorating this year. It’s easy to make, needs minimal materials, and can be customized to fit your style!
Christmas is right around the corner. Before we know it, we’ll all be decorating for the holiday, shopping for gifts, and preparing our home for guests. I love this time of year! This wood stocking is the perfect holiday project that can have so many different uses: hang it on your front door, on your mantel, kids’ bedroom doors, mailbox, etc. It’s so versatile, and the size can be customized to fit your needs.
Here’s how I made it:
First, I started with a small section of plywood. I didn’t use the real stuff, but rather the composite. I wanted the texture of the rough wood; you’ll see why below.
I started to draw the shape of my stocking. This sounds like it would be a little bit difficult, but it wasn’t. Make your stocking as big or small as you want, and feel free to play with the shape of the stocking!
With the shape drawn, I used our jigsaw to start cutting out the stocking.
I used a piece of sandpaper to knock off the rough edges.
And then I painted it with some leftover white paint.
While the stocking was drying, I started building the box for the front. I used a piece of 4- inch pine for the box, and cut it into four pieces: two at 3 1/2 inches long, one at 4 1/2 inches long, and one at 6 inches long.
I started by taking the 6 inch board (the bottom), and running a bead of wood glue on the edges.
I took the two small side boards (3 1/2 inch long) and added them to each side, nailing them in place.
Then, to create the front of the box, I added the 4 1/2 inch board, and nailed it in place.
And, just like that, the box was done. I stained it with Provincial by Minwax.
To attach the box to the stocking, I placed it in the center of the stocking, then used our nail gun to secure it in place from the back of the stocking.
Then, to give it some character and dimension, I decided to wrap the top of the stocking with batting.
I covered the batting with some plaid fabric.
And stapled it in place.
With the top of the stocking done, I cut the fabric for the toe and heel.
I simply used hot glue to secure them to the stocking. Once they were on, I attached basic sawtooth picture hangers to the back. Just like that, the stocking was done!
I decided to hang it from jute roping rather than the hooks, but I did use the hooks to wrap the rope around.
I love the combination of the stained box with the cream paint, and the plaid fabric.
I also love that the stocking looks as if it is made of a subtle fabric. Because I used the textured plywood, it gave the stocking a simple pattern.
And when you add fresh greenery into the mix, magic always happens.
Those simple projects, I tell ya…
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