Thursday, December 13, 2012

The stocking were hung by the chimney (for real this time)

 Now I had used the title of 'the stockings were hung..' when I had posted the girls homemade stockings. But truth be told they were hung up by tape....this is the real deal. After 5 Christmas' with mantels I've had no stocking hangers, until now. And I am so excited that I took the plunge and made these super simple hangers. (My inspiration came from these stocking hangers at Twin Dragonfly Designs, thanks Heather.)

Want to make your own? You'll need:

Here's how I did it: 

- I got hubby to cut me some scrap 2x4's into squares. I painted them with black acrylic paint. 
- Bought some pre-painted 1 inch hooks (note: I would've preferred black, but white will do). Screwed them into the center of one side of the block (I totally guessed).
- I got the cute red frames at Micheals (for $1 a piece) printed off some black and white pics of each family member and put em in.
- Hot glued the frame to the block. Easy Peasy!

Of course they are not heavy enough to hold a full stocking but can definitely hold an empty one. And I think they turned out so cute! Exactly what I was wanting.

My Cost for this project:
frame - $1
Wood - free (scraps from work site)
picture - $0.10
hook - $0.30
paint and glue - free (had in my stash)
----------------- total: $1.40 per hanger
Compare that to store bought which range from $10-$15 per hanger. Totally worth it!

linked up to:
Sugar and Dots


  1. They turned out great!!! Love the pop of color that the frames give your mantel!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. These are fabulous...and I like the white hooks! :)


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