If you managed to make last week’s Santa Stop Here pallet project, you will have had some spare bits of wood left over. So as not to waste them, how about making a Christmas stocking holder with the off cuts? This, like last week, is my Christmas project for Take A Break Magazine.
- A pallet – you can use the offcuts from the other projects
- Paint of your choice
- Chalk pens
- Hooks to hang the stockings
- Hooks and nail to hang it
- A saw
- Paint brush
- Sand paper or sander
- Dust mask and safety glasses
- Drill and screws
Step 1: Draw out a rectangle shape making sure that the panels are vertical within it, and that there is a rear bar behind it to keep it together
Step 2: Using the saw, cut it out. I also chose to create differing lengths within the wood for an interesting look. Wear a dust mask for this part and safety glasses too.
Step 3: Sand all edges and panels to a smooth finish.
Step 4: Lightly paint the panels in the colour of your choice and leave to dry.
Step 5: When it is dry, sand the painted panels to give a distressed feel to it.
Step 6: Using the chalk pen, carefully write Santa or Merry Christmas – or whatever you want! It is a good idea to do this lightly first using a pencil.
Step 7: Using a drill and screws attach hooks to the wood, one for every stocking.
Step 8: Using a drill and screws attach hooks to the back bar and attach to the wall. I sat my one on a fireplace and added Velcro to fix it into place. Hang your stockings onto your Christmas stocking holder and wait for Santa!
Then put out the mince pies, a glass of Whiskey and a carrot for Rudolph, sit back and wait for the big day to arrive! Merry Christmas!