Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are my own.
I am looking forward to hosting another DIH Workshop at The Home Depot this week! As I recently mentioned, this time I’ll be hosting in Chattanooga at the Hixson location on Thursday, November 19 from 6:30-8pm. You can REGISTER HERE for a free workshop near you! We will be learning how to make a DIY Wooden Stocking Hanger, and today I’m sharing a tutorial for the customized version of this project that I made. I created a white and gold striped DIY Wooden Stocking Door Hanger with a chalkboard front, and I’ll walk you through exactly how to do it.
Supplies you’ll need for this project:
- 1 – 24″ x 48″ sheet of sanded plywood
- 1 – 1″x4″x6′ pine board
- 1 pack of 1 1/2″ 4D Bright Steel Finish Nails
- Wood Glue
- Jig Saw
- Miter Saw or Circular Saw
- Yard Stick
- Tape Measure
- Sanding Block
- Picture Hanging Kit/D-Rings or Command Strips
- White Chalk Finish Paint
- Metallic Gold Spray Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Paint
- Paint Brush
- Cordless brad nailer and 1″ brad nails (optional)
First, use your yard stick and pencil to create a grid of 2″ squares on your plywood sheet. (I recruited a cute 7 year-old to help with this part.)
Next, use the grid as a guide and draw a stocking shape, making it at least 6 inches (3 squares) wide and 18 inches (9 squares) long. Mine ended up being 8″ wide across the top and about 18 1/2 inches long.
Cut out your stocking shape with a jig saw.
Use a sanding block to smooth out all of the rough edges.
Next, use a miter saw or circular saw to cut your pine board down to the following specifications:
- 2 side pieces at 3 1/2″ long
- 1 front piece at 7 1/2″ long (Modify to fit the width of your stocking)
- 1 bottom piece at 6″ long (Modify to fit. Should be 1 1/2″ shorter than your front piece.)
Build your U-shaped box by attaching the boards with wood glue, hammer and nails.
Paint your stocking and your box white using chalk finish paint or latex paint — whatever you like best. After your paint has fully dried, use painter’s tape to create 2-inch wide horizontal stripes across your stocking. Measure and overlap the tape if necessary to make sure the stripes are 2 inches (or whatever width you prefer). Your bottom stripe might not be 2 inches — that’s ok!
Spray paint the stocking with metallic gold paint — I recommend two coats, and peel the tape off after your second coat has dried.
Now for the box:
Tape off a rectangle shape on the front of your box. I made the sides of my rectangle the same width as my tape, and the top and bottom of the rectangle half the width of the tape by folding it over. Paint with two coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint.
Peel the tape off while your second coat is still damp. Note: After your chalkboard paint fully dries (I would give it a couple of days to cure), season it by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over it and then wiping it clean with a damp cloth. Then it will be primed and ready to use.
Now it’s time to attach the box to the front of your stocking! For this step, place your box face-down on your work surface, and lay your stocking face-down on top of it. Position it as straight as possible, and then hammer and nail it in place from the back. Optional step: I used my brad nailer and a couple of brad nails to attach it first so it would be held in place and not shift while I hammered my fastener nails in.
When you’re finished, add picture hanging hardware or Command strips to the back, and hang! This would look great hanging on a mantel, or on the front door as I’ve hung mine!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for a free DIH Workshop near you, and learn first-hand how to make one of these DIY wooden stocking hangers! It’s going to be so much fun. I hope to see some of you in Chattanooga!
Will you be heading to a DIH Workshop this week?
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