I was super excited to be asked my Jaime from That’s My Letter to take part in The Home Depot virtual building party where I got to make my own customized Holiday Stocking Post. The timing was perfect because my sister-in-law just told me that she needed something to hang their 6 Christmas stockings from. It was meant to be!
When she read my post from last week, my sister-in-law immediately signed up for The Home Depot Do-It-Yourself Workshop so she could make a Holiday Stocking Post for herself. Good thing, because she was planning to use this… A mop and broom holder kids toy. Not sure how she was going to swing that because they have 4 kids + mom + dad’s stockings.
She doesn’t know it yet, but I made my Christmas stocking holder for her! I think she might like this version better.
You can learn how to build your very own Holiday Stocking Post at the workshop on Saturday, November 19 at 10am.
To sign up just click here and enter your zip code for the nearest The Home Depot store location.
The kids have enough fun at The Home Depot kids building workshop, so now it’s your turn to try an adult Do-It-Yourself (DIY) workshop or a Do-It-Herself (DIH) workshop. The Home Depot offers workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com to learn more.
How to Make a Holiday Stocking Holder:
- 4×4 post
- 22/32″ plywood
- 1-1/4 in. x 48 in. Wood Round Dowel
- 1/2 in. x 48 in. Wood Round Dowel
- quarter round molding
- scrap 2×4
- Ook antique brass cup hooks 1-1/4″ (2 x $1.98)
- Snowman Tree Topper ($14.98)
- 2.5″ wood screws
- brown craft paint
- black craft paint
- Behr Swiss Coffee paint
- wood glue
- 1-1/4″ drill bit
- 1/2 drill bit
- Nail gun
- Miter saw
- paint brushes
Step 1: Cut plywood to 16″ x 16″ then turn the plywood over and mark the center.
Step 2: Cut the 4×4 to 39″ and attach to the center of the plywood using 2.5″ wood screws.
Step 3: Cut quarter round molding to fit plywood base. Cut ends at 45 degrees. Attach with nail gun.
Step 4: Cut 2×4 to 9″. Make two pocket holes, then attach to top of post along the diagonal. Paint entire post white.
Step 5: Cut three 1/2″ slivers from 1-1/4″ dowel to use as buttons. Paint black. Glue to front of post when dry.
Step 5: Cut 1-1/4″ dowel into two 23″ lengths, drill two 1/2 holes at one end of each dowel.
Step 6: Cut 1/2 dowel into four 4.5″ lengths and insert in holes drilled in step 5. Secure with wood glue and/or finish nails.
Step 7: Paint arms brown (actually staining would have been better, but I didn’t think of it until after I started painting).
Step 8: Drill 1-1/4″ holes in post for arms and attach arms using wood glue and finish nails. (I actually didn’t attach the arms because I figured it would be easier to store if you can detach the arms after Christmas)
Step 10: Screw Ook screws into snowman’s arms. I screwed them into the back because I didn’t want to see the screws. Use as many as necessary for the number of stocking you need to hang.
Step 11: Slide the snowman head onto the 2×4.
And now you have your very own snowman Christmas stocking holder!
The Home Depot Virtual Party
Because you can’t have a virtual party alone, there are several other awesome bloggers who made their own Holiday Stocking Posts. Be sure to check them all out!
- Domestic Charm
- Homemade By Carmona
- My Altered State
- Smart Girls DIY
- Chaotically Creative
- Lazy Guy DIY
- Build Basic
- That’s My Letter
- Her Toolbelt
- The Handmade Home
- The Heathered Nest
- Designer Trapped
- The Chronicles of Home
- Cherished Bliss
- Just a Girl and Her Blog
- House of Wood
- Shades of Blue Interiors
- Uncookie Cutter
- Ella Claire Inspired
- Shine Your Light
- Sawdust 2 Stitches
- Remodelando La Casa
- Paper Daisy Design
- Fix This Build That
Be sure to pin this for next Christmas!
Make sure you sign up for the in store DIY workshop so you can make your very own Holiday Stocking Post!
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