I love love love our house but one thing that I really wish it had was a fireplace. We have a brick wall...but no holes for fire. Every year I try to find cute stocking hanging solutions and this year, I decided to try my hand at making a natural looking stocking hanger using 1. a free stick from the yard. 2. free hangers from the closet 3. various pliers for cutting and bending those, thicker than they look, hangers. 4. rope hang it by.
I picked hangers that were already a brass color but you can use spray paint for any look that you want.
I cut the hook part off with my wire cutters and made the hanger as straight as I could and bent the wire in half from the center.
I stuck the hanger behind the stick and bent the wire to make a hook.
I used the pliers to hold the hook part in place and wrapped each side a few times around the stick.
I wanted it to look organic, not perfect, which is good because 2 of those hangers were thick beasts. Good thing I have giant muscles...
This is a picture of the hook from the backside. I just tucked the end underneath and later hot glued the tip so it wouldn't scratch anything.
I continued down the line until all 4 hooks were made. You can see the one on the far right is a bit longer. I'm hoping the stockings will hang level. (I wrote that before I hung it. It's pretty close for this "it's good enough" kind of gal)
I thought about using leather to hang the stick but in my ever present need to spend NO dollars, I used rope we had in the garage. I cut a big piece and tied it in a big loop with a big knot.
Clearly I did not stop my project to vacuum the picture taking area.
When I hung it on the wall, it needed a little something something. I was already making tiny holly leaves for some wreaths I made so I cut out a few big ones for this project.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out! It was a bigger scale than I expected after I got it on the wall. I had plans to put it closer to the tree but I love it on this wall framed by the plates.
The stockings were pottery barn kids after Christmas before we even had kids. Similar style here. I just guesstimated the amount of kids we'd have. We have one more stocking but we're good with our family of four.
Make sure you stop by next week for 7,483 pictures of our Christmas home tour. Joel's gonna be so happy when I'm done taking pictures.
Thanks for reading, friends!
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