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Oh Christmas, how I love thee! I am soooo super duper excited about this month’s DIH Workshop Project! This Rustic Wooden Stocking has made my heart go pitter patter on several occasions since its completion. It’s perfectly me and I hope you’ll consider putting your unique spin on one of these wooden stockings as well!
Use a pencil to sketch out your stocking. If you like to be technical, use a pencil and tape measure (or yardstick to mark a grid of 2″ squares on the sanded plywood.Use the grid as a guide and draw two stocking shapes. Draw one upside down and the other one right side up, so they will fit best.
As you can see, I cheated a bit and searched down one of our stockings to use as a guide. Genius, right?(hee-hee).
I decided to trace out an additional piece of the plywood to make a trim for the top of the stocking.
Use your jig saw to cut out the stocking shapes from sanded plywood.
Stain your entire stocking and the extra piece. I like to stain with a rag, just be sure to wear gloves. Allow to dry, following instructions on packaging.
Paint trim piece of wood with white paint. Allow to dry and sand, allowing some of the stain to peak through.
Apply a bead of wood glue to the trim and attach to the stocking. Apply weight to the piece (or use small clamps on edges) and allow to dry.
Step Five and Six:
Decide where you’ll be placing your tin on the stocking. Drill hole in rusty tin and stocking.
Attach can to stocking with nut and bolt. I honestly just found one that would work in our ‘stash.’
Step Eight (aka the last step):
Place a sawtooth hook on the back for hanging.
Technically, there is one additional step — add mixed florals!
I think it’s perfect! Ready to get your Christmas DIY on? I’m so excited to get all my decor up…. I’ve had to do it a little earlier than usual this year, but that just means I get to enjoy it a few additional weeks, right?
Register today and don’t forget that I’ll be in Springfield, IL (Store #8430)!