Thursday, December 8, 2011

Stocking holders


Ever since last year when I saw these adorable stocking holders, I knew I just had to make some for the holiday. And then I came across this tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic, and I fell in love with their version of it.

So here is what I came up with..


Supplies:
2x4 wood (5 inches each)
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Paint
Mini clothespins
Hooks
Jute
Sandpaper
Hot glue


First, paint the wood & let dry. Then cut & apply the scrapbook paper. Using Mod podge, paint a thin layer on the wood, stick the paper on, then paint another thin layer over the paper to secure it. Then sand the edges down to create a weathered look.

Next, glue your clothespins to the top of your wood.


I then covered the sides with jute, using hot glue. You may notice the jute is one continuous piece, that I just looped around on the bottom, if that makes sense. No cutting involved.


Then I attached the two pieces of wood together, also using hot glue. Wood glue or liquid nails would be a good alternative here, since they are probably a little more secure.


Finally, attach the hooks to the wood, and you are finished!


And the best part of all, adding a personal touch to it! These turned out better than I expected, and so perfect for the holiday!


I can't wait to show you the rest of my mantel! It definitely makes me happy. :)

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54 comments:

Bonnie said...

fabulous!!! adorable kiddos too! :)

Ashley said...

ah i love that they are personalized!!! girl got skills:)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lindsay, these are so cute! The photos are adorable!

Mrs. Robinson said...

These are so cute. I just might have to try this out! Thanks for the tutorial.

I'm having my very first link-up party today and I'd love to have you if you can spare some time. :)

XOs

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Oh I love these Lindsay! What a great personal touch!

Jacque said...

That is such a cute idea to do. Especially when you have some kids that can't read just yet. Thanks so very much for sharing!! :)

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

How darn cute my friend!!! I love these! {Mine would have my pups photos on them} and I just love that idea! I mean I hate it when they get their stockings confused and fight over each others bones... hehe!
Jaime

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

I love these Lindsay! How fun that they are personalized.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

What a super cute way to personalize your stocking decor! Great job.

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

What an awesome project!! I love how it turned out! Great job!!

Melissa said...

OMG!! I LOVE these!!!!!

Lauren said...

Cute! You are way too crafty!

Crafty Mischief said...

These are adorable and I love that you can personalize them!

EvA. . . said...

oh so cute! just darling! i love this idea :)

Brooke (Siayla) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea :) Will do them next year for sure as we are moving and thinning out in the spring :)

Jennifer said...

These are awesome!! You make everything look so easy girl!

Jeff N Julie said...

They are just the right touch for the holidays! Love it, so personal and fun! Thanks, Julie(theletter4'smom)

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

adorable idea-looks great on your mantle!

chiwei said...

Cute! And so much nicer than the generic ones from the store :-)

ChiWei @ www. onedogwoof.blogspot.com

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Hello I'm new to your blog! Love it! I have made some block/wood pic holders like these but never thought of using them as stocking holders! Great idea! So cute!
I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime! If have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made fr $10 or less. I would love to have you sometime!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

This is such a great idea!

Suzie Homecaker said...

Such a cute idea!! Great job!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

Those are so cute!! I love the stockings too!

Linda said...

I've been looking for just such a tutorial. Many thanks for sharing I will definitely be making a set of these.

My Beautiful World said...

Hi just found your wonderful blog through link up so glad I did these are amazing I hace really enjoyed looking over your past posts you have so many great ideas, I'm now following you so I can visit again hope you come visit me if you find a minute. Have a lovely day.

Always Wendy

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

They turned out SO SO cute Lindsay!

Jeanna said...

These are so cute! I need to do this for our stockings...

Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.com

Cinthya said...

These are beyond awesome. I don't know how you do it sometimes. I love coming to your blog and seeing all the awesome things you do.

Sarah said...

These are lovely and the pictures are such a great touch! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Awww, so very cute!

chantell10 said...
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chantell10 said...

These are so cute! I'm wondering-- are they pretty sturdy? Do they hold a full stocking well?

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said...

I always find myself clicking on your links because I love your projects. :) I love personalized items when it comes to my kiddos, so this is perfect for me. I would love for you to share it with us at Find Your Craft Friday. :)

http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2011/12/find-your-craft-friday-features-and.html

Etcetorize said...

Awwww, super cute! I'd love for you to come over and share this at Etcetorize this week. The party opens later tonight: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com ~

The Hills Family said...

I Love this! Such a good idea! And super cheap!!! Thanks for sharing this on Strut your stuff with the Six Sisters! We hope to see you again next week!
Sincerely,
Kristen... one of the sisters! :)

Anna said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing at the WWLP. I'm pinning this and sharing it on my FB, I love it!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Paula said...

These are so cute! They would look great on my fireplace mantel!

Paula
www.wholeintentions.com

Lisa said...

These are really cute! Love the photos on the hangers!

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

Such a great idea. I love how personalized they are. Great job!

SUPAHMAMA! said...

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Kindra-At Home With K said...

I featured your stocking holders on this week's Terrific Under Ten Tuesday!
http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/2011/12/terrific-under-ten-tuesday-42.html

Carrie O said...

Wow they turn out so great. What a cute idea. I'll have to remember this for next year. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie at carriecreativehome.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower. Stop by and enter to win my Heirloom ornament...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

Our Delightful Home said...

Very creative! This is a wonderful idea. I love how customized they are.

~Mrs. Delightful
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Eva Scott said...

Those are really cute! I love how you can change them out each year!

Mindie Hilton said...

featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time.

Jewels@Joy-n-Jesus said...

Those are stinking adorable! Great job!

Amy said...

These are GORgeous! Love, love, love! I've wanted stocking holders for years but I don't want to pay the $$ for them! I love how personal these are, and how you can swap out the photos from year to year...genius! So glad you shared at Shine On Fridays!!

Rachel said...

These are adorable (the pictures are also beautiful). I was just thinking that I needed to make some last minute stocking holders. This is being featured this week at Lines Across. Thanks for sharing!
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/12/cure-for-common-monday-22.html

Rhiannon said...

they are so cute!! i need some, how do they hold up the stockings? even with the stockings stuffed? do they hold up and not fall?

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Love these, we need some and while it's too late for this year I've pinned for next!

Rachael said...

These look so adorable. I am thinking I will just paste the picture directly to the wood. I'm wondering how these keep from tipping forward when you add the stocking full of things onto the hook??????

amber whitehead said...

love these

Mama Kas said...

I am wondering this same thing! Looks great & holds up while empty but what about when full??

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