Stocking Hanger

Hello, lovelies!

Just because our apartment doesn’t have a fireplace, doesn’t mean I didn’t hang our stockings with care. When without, get creative!

Using stain, chalk paint, and my Silhouette Cameo, this year I made an official place for my small family’s Christmas stocking, and I’m calling it our stocking hanger. Original, I know.

I began my project with a finished wood plaque I picked up from Michael’s.

This job was made much easier by not having to sand the wood down, but I have seen people use unfinished 1×4’s for this project as well.

I started by staining my stocking hanger with chestnut wood stain leftover from my Welcome sign in the summer.

After letting it dry, I painted over that with white chalk paint.

Using my Silhouette Cameo and vinyl, I made a stencil. I used Oracal 651 vinyl, which is permanent vinyl, because I wanted the sign to have some rustic look it it. The vinyl peeled some of the chalk paint with it. If I wanted a more modern sign, I would have used temporary vinyl as a stencil.

Much like how I painted my Welcome sign, I used a sponge brush, and acrylic black paint. I have found that the paint works best by gently dabbing over the stencil, to prevent bleeding on the wood.

The hooks added to the sign were from Hobby Lobby. I added temporary ones, so that we could add more as our family grows.

The overall look is perfect for me, until I get a home with a fireplace (hello, 2018!).

Now onward to fill those stockings.

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PS- Can you guess which stocking is homemade?

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