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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 Rustic Christmas Trees 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 Fiddlehead 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 a large bit and a 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 acrylic paint.

2. Paint the 5×5 cap with white paint. When both dry screw them together using the screw on the post cap. You have to twist pretty hard.

3. Mark the center of your 2×4 piece, and 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, and drill a hole for the knob.

4. Spray paint the block with the royal garnet. When this dries screw it on the bottom of the 5×5 post cap. Basically, you’re making a wood kebab.

5. Screw the non-pointed end of the hanger bolt into the knob. Screw the pointed end into the hole you drilled into the wooden block.

You can find the hanger bolts with the screws, look for the orange section.

I’ve used these for years to hold up garlands, they’re pretty heavy but not quite heavy enough to support filled stockings (and these days between the people and the pets I have 11 stockings to hang each year so I’d need a forest!)

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Monday 17th of February 2014

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.

Mary ~ Capturing Magical Memories

Friday 22nd of November 2013

Love that this is solid. So many stocking holders can't hold up!

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Sunday 23rd of December 2012

[...] rest were also strung on twine (I do not have a problem) and hooked to the wooden tree stocking holders I made last year. I put all of our new stockings on the hutch this year so they were feeling [...]


Monday 12th of December 2011

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


Friday 9th of December 2011

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 @SixSistersStuff