My boys are grown. We don’t have a fireplace. So, we haven’t actually hung stocking in a few years. With the addition of our first Grandson (who we’ll call “J”), I have been wanting to bring the stockings back. I have seen so many cute wall plaques for hanging them. But, I have absolutely no wall space at all to do that. SO, when I came across this idea, I knew I wanted to give it a try.
My hubby accompanied me to Lowe’s. We looked everywhere for a post of untreated wood (untreated because even though I was going to be painting it, I did not want chemicals to seep out onto J’s little hands.) but we were unsuccessful. Since I wanted it to be thicker than a 2 X 4, I doubled them. I glued & added screws to keep them together. Not perfect, but it worked.
Above is the base. You can see how my seams came together for the 2X4’s.
I wanted glittery snowflakes & thought a blue would be the perfect base color. I primed with white, painted blue & then sanded down to the blue … all using the free paint samples from Lowe’s.
I used a stencil for the snowflakes & added glitter while wet. I used various colors & styles of hangers.
This is my finished product!
I love it!