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DIY - Stocking Holder

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White and Red Christmas presents on bench with moose on top and Christmas tree on the background
No mantel? No problem guys. Learn how to make a cute holder where to hang those stockings in place!

Yaaay, it's reveal time!

Today, twenty-something bloggers are revealing their own take to the same stocking holder project. Woohoo talk about Christmas décor inspiration.

You can visit each of the projects by clicking on the links at the end of this post.

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living room with christmas tree, chair, gifts and stocking holder by the side of of the door with mullions

For now, let me tell you how this project went for me...

The idea of creating a faux gas lantern stocking holder came from my daughter. I was going another route, but when she told me her idea, I thought it was brilliant!
wooden tone - plastic lamp for Christmas decor from the Home Depot
Similar Lanterns that you can use: | Lantern 1 | Lantern 2 | Lantern 3 |

I searched online for a lantern I could use for this project, and saw this one, but didn't like it much. The funny thing happened while I was at the Home Depot buying some other materials. I saw the same lantern there on the shelf, but now I was looking at it from a totally different perspective...
The light, plus the snow blowing, PLUS the Christmas SONGS....  I was SOLD!

garage with rail on floor and newel post
Wooden Posts you can use: | This or This  |

For the post I removed one from this rail my brother in law gave me. Can you imagine, he was going to get rid of it all. Of course I had to have it. I have something planned for it. ;)

diy - stocking holder
Ryobi 10 in. Sliding Miter Saw  |

The ball was removed with the miter saw and I also cut a chunky base out of a 2 x 10.

Ryobi drill securing screws onto wood.
Ryobi Drill |

The post already had the little base, I simply added the other big piece to give it more stability.
wooden circle clamped to the table with the jig saw on the side.

The base of the lamp was traced on a piece of wood and cut out with the Jig Saw.
Stocking holdr

That wooden circle is the lamp's sitting spot.
Using a drill with a ½" drill bit a hole was done to pass a ½" round dowel. End caps were glued on both sides.
Two hooks (not shown), were attached to the post. Those, plus the dowel are the ones to hold the stockings.

painting a lamp black covering the glass with a plastic bag

I thought on giving the post a color treatment similar to the one on the lantern, but gas street lamps are usually black.  I decided to go the black route, and went and spray painted the post black. Obviously, both finishes clashed. :/

So, I covered the "glass" part (the whole lamp is made out of plastic or a paste material) and painted the rest black.

I also gave the entire post and lantern a lightly spray of silver, trying to mimic a metal finish.
Christmas decor faux gas lamp - Stocking holder

For attaching the lantern to the post I used  Industrial Strength Velcro, screws would've damaged the plastic surface of the lamp, besides, the battery is located right there in the base. I made sure to attach the Velcro underneath the lantern, in pieces, so I can access the battery compartment at any time.
Christmas decor with tree, gifts, moose and stocking holder
| Red Stockings |

I love the vintage look of gas lanterns, decorated for Christmas I love them even more. I'm so happy to have my very own right here in my living room!
boy playing christmas songs on snow blowing lamp - Stocking holder

The best part is that my kids love it too! When they first discovered the music, they said: "Oh, cool!"
He is pushing the button to turn on the music or change the song. It has eight Christmas melodies.
living room decorated for Christmas with red and white decor christmas tree, white chair and stocking holder  and gifts
Red Stockings | Felt Ball Garland | Rug - similar  |

Well, I think this is a project that's good for any room in your home!

I created (ha, my husband did) this video, so you can better see it and hear it!


Now, let's see all the awesome creations my blogging friends have made!

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  1. Oh my this is so lovely and funny thing I almost bought that lantern too to put on my stocking post! LOVE IT! Lesley

    1. Thanks Lesley! Yeah, that's funny, I also considered other lamps that were also used by other bloggers. I think they're all pretty, and it was fun to see them.

  2. OMG, your stocking post is FABULOUS Cristina! love it!

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    1. Hehe Thanks sweet friend! I loved seeing all the creativity given to the same project. Yours, TOTALLY ingenious and cool! <3

  4. Too Cute!! I love the matching wrapping paper and shelf sitter. I hope I can find something similar. I will defiantly be making a stocking hanger.


    1. Thanks so much Andra! :) I found Bruce and the wrapping paper at tj maxx. I'm sure they still have them. Don't forget to share your Stocking hanger thru your social media channels with the #DIYWorkshop. I would love to see it!

  5. Hola Cristina que envidia poder tener una linterna en medio de nuestro living ,, y como me gusta la idea de que tus niños estén felices con la música

    1. Angélica, este es un buen proyecto para ti, para colgar las botas de Navidad! Y si, a los niños les encanta la musica. Un abrazo.

  6. AMAZING Cristina!! Me encanta este DIY stocking post. Super cute and great styling!

  7. I think this is an awesome project, it turned out so beautifully! We don't have a mantle at our house for stocking so this would be a great addition to our living room!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  8. I love this. How could this be altered to hold 6 stockings? Any suggestions?

    1. Thanks Matt! You can make the dowel longer so it can hold more stockings. Mine can even hold four stockings there, plus the two from the hooks. You can also add more hooks, instead of two, install four.

  9. I found it on Pinterest. It is more fabulous than any I've ever seen in the stores!

  10. Hi! Super cute! Can I ask (sorry I someone already has) what the width of the post is?

    1. Thanks Ashley! The one I used is a 3" x 3" x 37" post, you can find it at Home Depot.

  11. This is just amazing! These DIY Home depot are just amazing. It's cute as well. Thanks for sharing this one. Keep blogging.

  12. This is such a cute idea! I want to make one of these to put outside next year for Christmas. Excellent tutorial. Pinning.

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