2 X 4 Stocking Hangers

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Supplies:
Two 5.5” pieces of a 2X4
1 wood screw (2” or longer)
1 screw-in hook
Drill and drill bit for making pilot holes
Whatever paint, paper, pictures, etc you want for embellishing

You may want to sand your 2X4 pieces first. Or, just cut them straighter than I did. You decide.

Embellish as desired. For the gingham looking one, I cut pieces of scrapbook paper the same size as the sides of my 2X4 and Mod Podged them on.

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I just painted the red one with acrylic craft paint.

I applied a red paper C that I cut with my Silhouette to the gingham one and a silver vinyl C (also cut with my Silhouette) to the red one. You absolutely do not need a Silhouette to make these, mine’s just made me lazy. You could trace and cut by hand or print or paint or leave letters off completely. I think these have some hilariously awesome potential with family members’ faces on them.

I sanded the edges and used stain on one (gingham) and Ralph Lauren glaze on the other (red).

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Using a straight edge, make lines connecting the corners of both pieces. This will give you the center/location of your pilot holes. Because my children have stolen all the rulers, I used a paint stick.

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Drill all the way through the board for the bottom piece and an inch or so into the board for the top piece.

Drill another pilot hole on the center front. This picture shows the boards already assembled because I forgot to drill the hole for the hook the first time around.

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Put your screw all the way through the bottom board, so it sticks out just a little.

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Line up the screw with the hole in the top piece and finish driving the screw in. You’ll want to sink the head of the screw in just a little so that the boards will lay flat on your mantel, like this:

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Here are what the hooks that I used looked like:

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You won’t need the plastic wall anchor part, just the hooks.

Screw them in, and you’re finished!

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***Only use for hanging EMPTY stockings!***


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Comments

  1. These are adorable! I can't wait to make my own!

  2. LOVE these!…but also…
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  3. I missed that you put shutters in your niche. Love them!

    and, uh, the stocking holders are great, too. ;)

  4. Very cute but how are you keeping them from tipping forward when you hang the stocking on it?

  5. Ditto Val! Love the stocking holders, but I'm even more in love with the shutters.

  6. SO SUPER CUTE!!

  7. so very cute! i like that idea!

  8. what a creative and awesomely cute idea, Char! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

  9. snippetsandyarns says:

    I LOVE the ideas you come up with!

    ~ Meagan

  10. redheadtina says:

    I think even I can do this. What a cool idea. And our old stocking holders spelled "PEACE" (when we had five family members) and were this horrific brassy gold (purchased when I had lost my senses?), so this will look so much better.

    And hey, that green shutter? I'm in love!

  11. super cute!!!

  12. Cute stocking holders, but I am also in love with the shutters… can you talk about those a little bit more?

  13. love this! all i have are 7 ugly plastic hooks. I am so doing this!

  14. Kristine Robinson says:

    Oh oh oh! Love the shutters!!

  15. Okay, I love EVERYTHING in that picture! And those stocking holders are beyond cute!!!

  16. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    This is such a great idea! I can never find stocking holders that I like, so we have just been using a push pin:) I love that I can make these to match my stockings!!

  17. Love these! I've always wanted stocking holders. I've also always wanted somewhere to put stocking holders…but these are stinking cute!

  18. Awesome idea!!

  19. Great idea and so unique!!! LOVE it!!!

  20. Donna Tingle says:

    Great idea…with all the stockings I need to hang I'll have to reinforce my mantle…you come up with some great things to make…

    P.S. Love the shutters, too….

  21. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition says:

    I made these – thanks for the inspiration!! http://craftedition.blogspot.com/2010/12/stocking-hangers.html

  22. Christine Jargick says:

    I have never seen crafted stocking hooks before, this is really clever!

  23. Full Throttle Ad Specialties says:

    These are super sute I love them and they look adorable against your shutters!

    We may have a craft project this week. That is if we can find our way out(through 12 inches of snow) to the garage to cut the wood.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Carolyn

  24. Michelle@Somedaycrafts says:

    Oh Char! How did I miss these? I need some of these badly. I have included these in a feature of 2×4 stocking stuffers. I would have featured these long ago if I would have been on the computer over Thanksgiving! These rock!

  25. Brown Sugar Babies says:

    Love these – will be making them next year. :)

  26. These are so cute, but I'm always curious as to how you keep them from just falling right off when the stockings are filled? Are the pieces of wood that heavy?? I'd love to know, cause I've also been wanting some stocking holders but don't want to pay the outrageous prices!

    • I was wondering the same thing. That’s why I’ve never made them because I don’t really know how to make them heavy. They’re cute though.

      • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

        I haven’t ever hung a filled stocking on a stocking hanger, only empty ones (including purchased metal stocking hangers).

  27. Brooke Douglass says:

    I am not thrilled with the stocking holders that we have. The only thing I liked about them was I could fill the stockingss and theey stayed. I for sure am doing these soon for next year Christmas!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!!!
    Brooke
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

  28. These are fantastic. Yes, I’m also wondering how to weight it down so it won’t fall over with a heavy stocking. I guess filled stockings could just sit on the floor. I am going to try this project, for sure! Thanks!

  29. Love these. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

  30. I just put these together for my wife and thought I’d mention 2.5″ screws should be the recommended minimum, the 2″ screws only place about 1/4″ of screw into the vertical section.

  31. SO, so cute! Thanks for the idea!

  32. My husband and I made some of these but made the base from a 2 x 8 instead of a 2 x 4 so the base measures 8″ front to back. I filled the stocking with heavy objects (just to see how much it could hold without tipping) and had no problem at all with it tipping over. This may be a problem if you’re putting it on a window sill as the window sill may not be deep enough, but for my mantle it wasn’t a problem at all. Hopes this helps…Merry Christmas Everyone!

  33. Oh my goodness! These are too cute! I’ve adding them to my idea list for how to make our own stocking hangers this year! Thanks for the awesome pictures!

  34. I absolutely LOVE these!!! Can I ask, where you got the hooks? I looked at Home Depot today and no luck. Thanks so much!

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