'Do-It-Herself' holiday project: Wooden stocking holderPosted: Updated:
The holidays are headed our way. But there's still time to do some great Christmas crafts. Home Depot's Debbie Hernandez shows us how to create the "Do It Herself" wooden stocking decoration.
-2'x2'x1/2" for one, 2'x4'x1/2" for more than 1
-1x4x6 Common Pine Board
-Liquid Nails or Hammer and Finish Nails
-Bows, Ribbon, ornaments, pine cones, all optional as desired.
-Picture Hanging Ring and Hooks
OOKS Brand Ready Nail and Ready Hook work very well!)
-Use a pencil and tape measure to mark a grid of 6"x6" squares on the plywood.
-Use the grid to draw stocking shapes. If drawing more than one draw one upside down and the other right side up. The neck of the stocking is one grid square wide and 3 grid squares long, the foot is 2 grid squares wide at the bottom.
-Use the bottom of a spray paint can to create curves at the heal, toe and back of ankle.
-Cut your stocking pattern out using a jig saw, clamps and safety goggles.
-For the boxes, using the 1x4 plank material, cut:
*4 side pieces 3 1/2" long
*2 bottom pieces 4 1/2" long
*2 front pieces 6" long
-To assemble boxes: Put pieces together to create a u shape then add the bottom piece. Attach pieces together using liquid nails (allow 24 hours to dry) or wood glue and hammer and nails.
-Paint, stain and decorate your stocking and boxes to desired colors.
-Attach box to stocking with Liquid Nails or hammer, nails and wood glue.
-Attach a picture hook to the back.
-Hang on a door, on the wall, or anywhere you like.
The Wooden Stocking Holder workshop will be held at all Home Depots Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, visit Debbie Hernandez's Facebook page.
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