Merry Christmas Eve, friends! In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, I have a cute DIY project for you! My sister and her family just moved into a cute little farmhouse, but she doesn’t have a fireplace, so she asked me to create some way for her to hang her Christmas stockings. This is what I came up with…
This piece of wood came from an old fence on Gram’s property that partially burned during the Valley Fire that devastated our home town a couple years ago, so it has some built-in sentimental value. The hooks are from Hobby Lobby, and I stole the holly berries from my mom’s Christmas wrapping stash 🤫.
I started by cutting the board to size with a mitre saw.
After that, I put a coat of flat white paint on the front and sides of the board.
Once the paint dried, I used a coarse grit sand paper (100 grit) to remove some of the paint to make it look old and distressed.
Now that my board is prepared, I am ready to draw out my lettering. To make sure you keep a straight line, measure the desired height of your letters, mark both ends of the board, and run a piece of tape down the length of the board as a guide.
Using a pencil, draw out your lettering.
When you finish drawing on your letters, make sure you have it just the way you like it, then go ahead and paint over your writing with whatever color paint you choose.
When you are finished painting on your words, it’s time to attach your hardware. Use a tape measure to make sure you have all your hooks spaced out evenly, and in a straight line.
Use a drill to screw each one into your board.
After I finished painting my words and attaching my hooks, I still felt like this rack looked a little boring, so I decided to attach some holly leaves to each end. Luckily, I was able to find some awesome ones in my mom’s Christmas wrapping totes! Score!!
I used a hot glue gun to attach one to each end of my stocking rack.
My hooks did not come with screws to attach them to the board, so I found some appropriately sized screws in my dad’s garage. The screws were silver though, so I needed to paint them black so they would match the hooks.
It looks so much better! To finish it off, we screwed some eye hooks into the back of the board and ran some picture hanging wire between the two hooks so my sister would have a way to hang on the wall. And that’s it!! Hang it up and admire your work!
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