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Friday, December 17, 2010

DIY Stocking Holders

This year Adam and I were on the hunt for stocking holders!  However, we were striking out left and right every where we looked.  Nothing screamed "us".  Plus, most were in sets and were rather pricey.  Our family is not near complete, so what happens if we buy a set, and next year we have another addition to our family?!  We would just have to cross our fingers the set was still around, or splurge on another set.  Anyway, all these factors led us to the decision to just make quick temporary ones.

We stopped by Hobby Lobby and grabbed 3 little wooden boxes and then browsed their knob section.  We decided on white monogrammed knobs.  Using silver spray paint we had left over from the summer, we sprayed each box.  Then we (and when I say "we" in all of this, I really mean Adam...just thought I should give him the credit he deserves) drilled a small hole in each box and screwed in the knobs.  Ta da!  Simple and extremely inexpensive stocking holders.



They hold the stockings up really well, but for a fun touch and some added weight, I threw in some Hershey Kisses!


And an inside view.


I think they are the perfect solution for this year!  I only wish I had finished up new stockings to hang on them.  Oh well, next year I guess!  

Hope you finish up all your last minute Christmas details so you can enjoy the next week!  Or maybe that's just my own wishful thinking...Happy weekend!

8 comments:

kylee said...

such a cute idea! also, i adore your blog.

Jenny said...

Ah! Thank you so much for posting this! Every year I have the same problem. We don't have a Hobby Lobby here, but I am definitely going to find some similar materials and make these!

the sleepy time gal said...

that is an awesome idea! way to go, bri!

.caroline armelle. said...

i love this idea!
too bad i just spent a fortune at target for some the other day...

Diana Smith said...

Love your idea! i got the same knobs from Hobby Lobby! They have such a great selection!

Tianna said...

VERY cute, Bri! I love those knobs.

myblackfriendsays said...

very cute--and I like the idea of filling them with candy. You can never have too much candy at Christmas (:

Melissa said...

My kids want to know what your elf on the shelf's name is? Ours is Zacharias Dimplebottom (Zac for short)