Stocking Holder

Stocking Holder - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Stocking Holder - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

We don’t have a mantle or a good place to put your traditional stocking holder.

When I saw a few ideas of these stocking holders with pictures, I knew it was for me!
My two-year-old also loves it, because he can tell me exactly whose stocking is whose. 🙂

And the great part is that I could customize it so I could put it directly on my wall.

– Supplies –

Fabric (fat quarters or 1/4 yard works great; you only need a little)
Fabric Mod Podge and brush
5×7 Wood
Cabinet knob or hook
Picture Hangers
Hot Glue/Glue Gun

The first step is to paint your wood, knobs, and clothespins.
Choose a coordinating color.

I did this a few days before I started working on the project,
giving the paint plenty of time to dry.

Choose your cute fabric. I used scraps from the Christmas stockings.
For our new addition this year, I used Mint Peppermint Swirl in Flurry by Kate Spain for Moda to make a Quilted Christmas Stocking.

Cut your fabric down to size.
We will want it to be about 1/2″ bigger than our final measurement.

I laid my fabric on the wood and traced the edges, adding that 1/2″.

Then cut where you traced.

Once all your pieces are cut, apply fabric mod podge.
Click the link to see How To Apply Fabric Mod Podge.

While your fabric is drying, attach your picture hangers.
I put them an inch from the top.

When your fabric is dry from the fabric mod podge, cut it down to size.
I made a paper pattern of the size I wanted, traced, and cut.

Now following the How To Apply Fabric Mod Podge tutorial,
adhere your fabric to your wood piece.

When the fabric mod podge dries, we can attach the knobs.
We did this by using a drill. I put them about an inch from the very bottom of the wood.

You can use a hook instead of a knob for this part, but I couldn’t find one that I liked.
You could screw hooks in the bottom of the wood.

Next hot glue your clothespin to the top.

Then add a cute picture of your kids. 🙂
The clothespins are awesome because you can change this out every year.

Stocking Holder - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

All done and ready to hang!!

Stocking Holder - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Stocking Holder - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Don’t you just love it?
It’s a shame Christmas is almost over
and everything will have to go into storage for another year.

How are you doing on your Christmas crafts?
Almost there? Are you in the final sprint?

I’ve gotta work on some pajama pants; tutorial coming!
Let’s just hope I can get it up before Christmas! 🙂

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  1. Posted December 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    LOVE that idea!!! I like that you can change the picture! so cute!!!

  2. Laura
    Posted December 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I love it! I’m going to have to make these one of these years!

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