December 17, 2010

Stocking Hangers

I have been on the search for stocking hangers for about the last 4-5 years.  Every year I find some I like, then realize that at $15-20 a piece, with 4 kids, I could pay over $75 dollars for them - yikes!  So I figure I'll get them on sale after the holidays - and then of course I can't ever find them.  And so the saga continues to the next year.

Well during my blog-hopping I saw some made out of 2x4s over at Crap I've Made and I realized I should just make some - why didn't I think of that before?!?

We've got tons of aged cedar for our playhouse project, so that's what I used.  I liked the look of the aged wood, so I left the base plain.  I covered the tops to look like presents and hot-glued on bows.  Eventually I'll hang a gift tag off them with each kids' name...

Oh, are you noticing that my 2 and 4 year old don't have stockings yet - I'm getting there!!


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21 Fabulous Comments:

I love the stocking holders!! Ingenius! Plus they are probably heavier than the ones you buy and won't fall off as soon as the stocking is stuffed. LUVE IT!

I LOVE that you made them look like presents! What a great idea!

What a great idea. They look sturdy and festive at the same time. If you get to those stockings this weekend, feel free to stop by and link up to the Christmas stocking linky party at

Yours turned out great! I LOVE them!

Found you from Crystal's Craft Spot.


Wow! What a great idea! I was laughing at your explanation of not finding stocking hangers, because I am in the EXACT same boat. They are so expensive and then I wait too long. Your are darling, and you have inspired me to try to craft my own. : )

I love these! the papers you picked really make the project! Might have to get my husband to cut some 2x4s for me!

What a great idea!

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Darling! Darling! Darling! I need some of these badly! I am featuring these at

I love this idea! I so wish I had more time for Christmas crafting!

Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

how darn cute are these, so creative. I love them. WAY TO GO! Jen

These are so adorable! I am the same as you...looking for stocking hangers over the last few years but buying 5 is sooo expensive! I just might borrow this idea for next year! Thanks so much for linking it up!

Do these really stay put when you fill the stockings full??? I'm really loving the idea and thinking about creating my own.

They stayed put a decor leading up to Christmas. When they were filled we they were set on the couch.

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