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Oh this is a fun one guys! Well friends… this is the week! This Thursday is this month’s DIH Workshop and your local Home Depot will be showing you how to make a Wooden Christmas Stocking Planter... an oh-so-cute Christmas decoration for your home!
Here’s my version of this fun project! I love making Christmas decorations for the outside of our home. This project could definitely be used on the inside, but I decided it would be adorable on our front door.
Here’s how to make them…
- Jig Saw
- Table or Circular Saw
- Nailer or Hammer & nails
- Tape Measure or Yard Stick
- Sanding block
- Paint brushes or staining rags
- Safety goggles
- 1 – 24˝ x 48˝ Sanded Plywood
- 1 – Piece 1˝x 4˝ x 6´ Common Pine Board
- 1″ nails for my nailer or you can use finishing nails
- 1 – 8 fl. oz. Wood glue
- eye hooks
- acrylic paint
- round tip foam brushes
- gold paint pen
- wreath hook or something else to hang your stocking on your door
Start by cutting down your wood pieces. I cut my 24″ x 48″ into 3 even sized pieces. Then I penciled out an “L” shape on each of the boards. You want the top of the “L” to be 6″ wide (for the box) and the length of the stocking should be 18-19″ long.
I used a plate to create the curves on the heel, toe and the upper foot area of the stocking. Once you have it drawn out how you like, you want to use your jigsaw to cut them out.
Next use the use the 1x4x6 to cut the parts for three boxes.
- 6 side pieces 3 ½˝ long
- 3 bottom pieces 4 ½˝ long
- 3 front pieces 6˝ long
I used my nailer to attach the pieces together to form a box. If you don’t have a nailer you could use some wood glue and a hammer and nails.
Then use a sanding block to sand everything down until it’s nice and smooth.
I painted the stocking and box separately before attaching together.
I painted everything with white acrylic craft paint. You could also use white spray paint. Once dry I attached the box with my nailer.
Then I added my “Merry Christmas Friends” to the stockings. I printed out the words and then traced over the words, pressing firmly to indent on the wood stocking.
Then I used a gold paint pen to trace over the lettering on the wood.
I wanted the stockings to have a whimsical look so I used a classic, holiday red paint plus a classic Christmas green and then an apple green.
I used round foam brushes in different sizes to create the polka-dots (super easy with these brushes).
I also used the gold paint pen to add some mini gold polka-dots.
Once it was all dry I attached the eye hooks and then used the connector hooks to put them all together.
So fun on our front door!
Here you can see the whimsical polka-dots and the eye hooks I used.
I filled the boxes with some colorful Christmas decor… greenery, ornaments, etc.
So this Thursday, November 19th you can learn to make one too at this month’s DIH (Do it Herself) Workshop! If you never have gone you need to! They are so much fun… it’s a GNO (Girls Night Out) with power tools! All skill levels are welcome.
The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Along with the DIH workshop they offer a DIY (Do It Yourself) and Kid Workshops. Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. Each of their workshops are designed to provide a mix of association-led instruction, demonstration and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased (they’ll have them available at the workshop) so you can make your own.
So make sure you sign up… Click HERE to register at your local Home Depot for this CUTE Holiday Stocking Planter!!!
or you can click this image…
AND if you’re in the Inland Empire area of Southern California… I’ll be at the Hemet store this Thursday… hope to see some of you there!
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