If you haven’t done it already, it’s time to start decorating for the holidays. We’ve been slowly pulling piece by piece out of storage, but have yet to actually put up a tree. In the process of getting things ready, we were asked to join in on a Holiday Song Inspired Project Blog Hop. Since we didn’t have a place to hang our stockings this year, I decided to make a stocking hanger with some fun holiday lyrics on it.
In the past, we’ve had a mantle or ledge we could hang our stockings from, but in our current home, we have nothing. No Mantle? No Problem!
I found some random boards (reclaimed wood?) in our garage and thought that maybe I could use them.
So, after a quick run to the hardware store to grab supplies, I got to work. First, I attached both boards together with a couple of flat braces.
Next, I slapped a quick coat of chalk paint on the front of the boards. I only did one thin, sloppy coat and it was just enough to give the boards a weathered look.
Then, I measured and marked 5 equidistant spaces out and had my hubby help me drill holes into the wood. *Side note: I’m typically decent at drilling, because it is pretty straight forward, right? However, these boards were ridiculously hard. I swear my hubs had trouble getting the screws in these too and he is the strong one!
After that, I screwed in the knobs to hold up the stockings.
As for the wording, I used my favorite technique to transfer the lettering from paper, only this time, I used pencil instead of chalk. I attempted to paint the words in with black acrylic paint, but it was super hard to get solid/straight lines, so I ending up turning to my trusty black Sharpie to finish the rest.
Finally, I added a couple of self leveling hooks to the back and hung it up.
Don’t our stockings look so cute? And I’ve heard that Santa has some goodies to fill them up with too!
Now, it’s time to check out some other fun Holiday Song Inspired Projects on this Blog Hop from the following fabulous bloggers!
Joy to the World Painted Burlap Plaque by View from the Fridge
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Stocking Hanger by Elizabeth Joan Designs
All Is Merry and Bright Chalkboard card by Silhouette School
Home for the Holidays Painted Sign by One Krieger Chick
Sleep in Heavenly Peace Card Display by 3 Little Greenwoods
NOEL Christmas Pillow Set by Dolen Diaries
Deck the Halls DIY Art by A Prudent Life
Let It Snow Sign by The Blue Eyed Dove
Holiday Printable by Crafts by Courtney
Joy To The World by My Creative Days