DIY Stocking Holder with The Home Depot

Christmas decorating is in full swing at my house.  I can’t believe I am saying that, especially since I am one of those people that doesn’t believe in decorating until the day after Christmas.  But I was unable to decorate for Halloween so I am jumping in head first right now.  And with the help of The Home Depot, I have made the most adorable stocking holder.  Nothing like a little DIY Christmas decor.

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I have two fireplaces in my house, but I’m not sure that I want to put stockings on either one!  One is occupied by the TV and sound bar.  The other I think I just want to decorate.  So, when the Home Depot sent out this stocking holder project, I was all in!  How perfect!  It would completely solve my problem.  Here is the plan I started with:

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I decided to take mine a bit further and make it a sign and a stocking holder.  It came out like this:

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So the over-all idea is the same, I just changed up the base and the post.  I got a mailbox post instead of a plain trim post and ball finial.  This allowed me to make it into a sign.  I also bought 4 corbels to use as feet for this project instead of the standard square base.  That being said, it about doubled my cost, but it really fit my style.  It made the stocking holder larger and it can be used inside or outside.

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You can make a fantastic stocking holder for yourself at your nearby Home Depot by registering here.  The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.  There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.  Customers can learn how to build décor projects how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.  Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to learn more.

I really hope you check out the workshops offered by The Home Depot.  They have truly helped me get over my fear of power tools.  And now I am able to make great stuff like this!

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Here’s a little pictorial as to how I did mine…..

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Screw the corbels on to make the base.  A little wood glue never hurt anyone either.

Screw in the i-screws for where you want your sign to go.

Spray paint that bad boy!  And I highly recommend the comfort sprayer attachment.  Less finger cramping.

Paint your board with chalkboard paint and screw in the i-screws.

Screw on your hooks.

Write on your sign and hang your stockings with care!  You are done!

 

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