SO…..I went to Hobby Lobby today. Yep, they have all the cute stuff!!! ALL….OF….IT! If you need something to decorate your house, just go to Hobby Lobby. I am pretty sure I could spend a small fortune and buy all the things. They are just perfect! The one good thing is I come home feeling creative and ready to make my own DIY Christmas Stocking Hanger Sign.
We don’t have a fireplace and I am always trying to to find a creative way to display our stockings. I am pretty sure that this DIY Christmas Stocking Hanger Sign is going to be around for YEARS to come. I am in love with it!
You will need
– 1×4 board cut into 2 – 36 inch pieces
– 1×2 board cut into 2 – 6 inch pieces
- 2 Picture Hangers
- 1 1/2 inch wood screws
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Vinyl Cutter Machine (Silhouette, Cricut, etc)
- White Vinyl
- Drawer pulls/knobs
Do not let the fact that there is wood that needs to be cut scare you. Home Depot, Lowes, and many other home improvement centers offer free cuts. Since you know the measurements just tell them how you want the wood cut.
*TIP* Check Home Depot and Lowes for their salvage wood. Home Depot has a salvage wood cart that is 70% off. That is where I actually bought my 1×2.
You are going to lay the (2) 36 inch long 1×4 boards next to each other. Use the (2) 6 inch 1×2 as supports to hold them together. Fasten it all together with the wood screws. I used 4 screws; total 2 for each support.
Now I put my 1/4 inch drill bit in my drill. I measured out where I wanted to put the knobs. Since there are 5 of us I used 5 drawer knobs. Everyones sign will probably be different. I place one hole directly at the center and 1 inch up from the edge. and then measured out every 7.5 inches for the others. This is also a great time to attach the picture hangers to the back of your sign.
Next step was simple. We painted the front of the sign red. I chose acrylic paint watered down a little bit. I still wanted to see the grain of the wood. You could use spray paint, or any color you choose.
While the sign dried I got out my Silhouette Portrait vinyl cutter. I typed out the word “Believe” in the free “Daydreamer font“. I also typed these little squiggles. They are part of the Bergamot Ornaments font. There are so many amazing free fonts out there that you can use!
I cut these out in White Vinyl. The word Believe was 14 inches long and the squiggles were 4.5 inches each.
Since I used the acrylic paint my sign dried really fast. I then, applied the white vinyl. If you don’t have a vinyl cutter there are many vinyl sayings available for purchase on amazon, and etsy. You can even find a friend that has a vinyl cutter and pay them in cookies. That usually works. 🙂
Last but not least I attached my star knobs that I found at Hobby Lobby. You can use any type of knob that you would like.
You really aren’t held down to make this a stocking holder. Get creative. You can make any type of coat hanger, etc using this same method.
LOVE does not begin to describe how I feel about this sign! It is one of my favorite Christmas Decor items now. It took me about 1 hour start to finish and that is because I had to wait for the paint to dry and get dinner on the table. This is simple, and perfect for your house or even gift giving!