This adorable Christmas Stocking hanger from my friend Terri @ Fresh Cut Flours was the inspiration for today’s project.
My friend Cathy gave me this red headboard, and I put it away in the garage. Then as I was looking at my Christmas Pinterest Board I saw Terri’s stocking headboard and remembered I had this red headboard. As I got it out and examined it, I liked the way it looked and I wanted to use it so I wouldn’t have to do any painting. But, there was no room for the phrase --“the stockings were hung”.
Edited to add: I did keep this headboard and ended up making a bench out of it using the headboard and a kitchen cabinet.
On to plan B.
How to make a Christmas stocking hanger out of a headboard
I picked this headboard up off the curb after a large neighborhood yard sale. I try to visit the neighborhood the night of the yard sale knowing that people tend to put less desirable pieces to the curb. If I'm lucky, I get a couple of items free each year. The price on this little piece had been $15. Sometimes I don’t understand people. Why not put $5 on it and sell it instead of putting it to the curb for the garbage pickup.
Cut the length off the headboard legs
The length of the headboard legs are not needed in order for this to hold Christmas Stockings.
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In the paint booth ready to get a coat of DIY chalk paint. The Christmas stocking hanger was easy to paint using my Homeright Finish Max .
With red paint, it already looks like a Christmas stocking hanger
After one coat of DIY chalk paint with Plaster of Paris.
The day I painted this was that last day of nice weather. I had to bring the headboard indoors to finish it up.
For some reason I didn’t take any pictures. It got another coat of diy chalk paint, and a light coat of clear wax, then some light sanding/distressing.
Apply Contact paper stencil
Christmas Stocking Headboard Hanger
Reclaimed brass knobs were painted with DIY Chalky paint, then waxed to keep the paint from getting scratched off.
Of course you wouldn’t hang your stockings outside on your fence, but a girl's gotta take pictures, right? Can you believe these cute stockings were found at the $$$ Tree for a buck each?
I love quick and easy projects. Of course this headboard Christmas stocking holder would have been a lot easier if I could have used the red headboard pictured above.
Thanks to Terri for the inspiration!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.