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Minimalist Christmas Tree Stocking Holders

Sometimes you feel like a nut, some times you don’t. And sometimes you feel like crazy, glittery, shiny over the top festive and sometimes you don’t. These are perfect for those times when you don’t want your house to look like it was taken over by glitter happy elves.
Minimalist Christmas Tree Stocking Holders - An easy #DIY woodworking project for simplified #Christmas #Stockings
These stocking holders require a tiny bit of drilling but other than that they basically put themselves together. You can find all of the wood and hardware you need for these at Lowes.
Supplies (for each):
  • 1 4×4 Post Cap
  • Green Tinted Wood Stain (I used the Fiddle head color by Cabot)
  • 1 5×5 Post Cap
  • White Acrylic Paint
  •  4 inch scrap piece of 2×4
  • Royal Garnet Spray Paint
  • Drawer Knob
  • Hanger Bolt
  • Drill with large bit and small bit
1. Stain the top portion of the fence post topper with green tinted stain. You could use paint but I wanted the wood grain to show through. Paint the bottom ‘notch’ white with the acrylic paint.
 2. Paint the 5×5 cap with the white paint. When both dry screw together using the screw on the post cap. You have to twist pretty hard.
 3.  No pics, this was a scramble in the garage and the camera was MIA. Mark the center of your 2×4 piece, drill a hole using the larger bit. This will be the hole for the end of the post cap screw. Pick the front side of your holder, drill a hole for the knob. Spray paint with the royal garnet. When this dries screw it on the the bottom of the 5×5 post cap. Basically you’re making a wood kebab.
Step 4.
Screw the non-pointed end of the hanger bolt into the knob. Screw the pointed end into the the hole you drilled into the wooden block.
You can find the hanger bolts with the screws, look for the orange section.
Optional: Add a cute little bow and you’re done!
Find more holiday projects on my Christmas page


  1. Love this! So doing it this weekend at our girls craft day

  2. Very cool! Thanks So much for sharing this great idea at the Winter Wonderland party at my place!

  3. Love it- genius idea~!! thanks for showing us the step by step.

    Happy Holidays

  4. Too cute! You make it look so easy!

    Thanks for hopping by my blog. I’m a happy new follower! Will you be switching over to Google+ in the future? I’m still not sure what to do.
    Have a great rest of the week!

  5. Neat idea! Following you now from Katherins Blog hop. HOpe you’ll stop by and FB

  6. This came out great! Nice job!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  7. These are really cute…Thank you for linky up to my “25 Days of Christmas” linky party!!!

  8. Very cute! And your photos are great! Thank you!
    I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine’s Corner. Growing Old With Grace Hugs, GraceinAZ

  9. Great and unique idea for the festive season. TFS the how to. Hopping from Katherine’s Corner and now following. Cheers

  10. What a clever idea. Thank you for joining the hop this week, please let me know if you’d like to co host some time. Did you remember to add your wonderful blog to the blog list page? Big Hugs and have a happy weekend!

  11. P.S. I’m following but I’m not showing up on the sidebar 🙁

  12. Thanks for linking this up to my Latest and Greatest Friday! It is so so clever! I love it!

  13. These are awesome! What a great idea. I would have never thought that pressure-treated lumber could turn into something so festive and pretty.

  14. This is so darling! I love the way they turned out. Such a brilliant idea.
    We have a link party going on this weekend and we would love to have you stop by and share this!
    Camille @

    PS I am your newest follower! 🙂

  15. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown. Jen @

  16. I am so glad that you stopped by! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will come back tomorrow and share more of you amazing ideas!
    Camille @

  17. GREAT idea!!! Hope you find your socks soon!

  18. Love that this is solid. So many stocking holders can’t hold up!
    Mary ~ Capturing Magical Memories recently posted…A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at DisneyMy Profile

  19. Love these! We have had to replace our stocking hanger twice now because our family is growing. It would be so nice to just make a new addition rather than shop for a whole new stocking hanger. I think we could even come up with some great way to personalize them for each child.
    Melissa recently posted…Mama’s Snow Day FrappeMy Profile


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