I’m so excited to participate in partnership with The Home Depot, The #DIYWorkshop Virtual Party. Today 24 other Bloggers and I are sharing with you are unique versions of the same Stocking Holder! Make sure you go all the way to the end of this posts to see their posts! You can also build one at one of The Home Depots Workshops.
***This post is in partnership with The Home Depot. As always, all opinions are 100% my own based on personal experience. #DIYWorkshop
Items Needed for DIY Stocking Holder (North Pole Style)
- 1 – 23⁄32˝x 2´x 2´ Sanded Plywood
- 1 – 4˝ x 4˝ Pressure-Treated Unfinished Pine Ball Top Finial
- 1 – Pressure-Treated 4˝ x 4˝ Hampton Wood Flat Top Post Cap
- 1 –Flat Black Single Prong Robe Hook Value Pack (6-Pack)
- 1 – Pack #10 x 21⁄2 ˝ Phillips Flat-Head Wood Screws
- 1 – Pack #8 x 1˝ Phillips Flat-Head Wood Screws
- 1 – 4˝ x 4˝ x 41⁄2 ´ Pressure-Treated Pine Wood Premium Eased Edge Deck Post
- 1- Can Glossy White Paint
- 1-Can Glossy Red Paint
- 1-Can Gold Spray Paint
- 5-Pieces Scrap Wood
Steps to Build DIY Stocking Holder
- 1) Cut Plywood to 16″ by 16″
- 2) Drill Plywood Square into to base of Post (you can cut post shorter if desired)
- 3) Attach Pine Ball Top Finial to the Wood Flat Top Post Cap
Now, It’s time to get creative ….. North Pole Style
- 1) Using Rust-Oleum Specialty Metalic Spray Paint, spray the Pine Ball Top Finial
- 2) Using the High Gloss White paint and a paint brush, paint the entire surface of the post, base and Pine Ball Top Finial.
- 3) Let Dry.
- 4) Wrap post using painters tape in an angular direction.
- 5) Using High Gloss Red paint, paint the white areas exposed on pole. Paint over the tape to help prevent bleeding.
- 6) Paint Wooden Signs With Gold Paint and Fun North Pole Sayings
- 7) Drill Pocket Holes into the signs using a Kreg Jig and attach them to the Post.
- 8) Attach Hooks to the Back of the Signs or to the Post for Stockings.
I have to admit, sometimes my DIY projects do not turn out well. In fact many are complete failures. It’s true!
This time was not one of those times! This DIY Stocking Post was not a failure and I’m so excited that the build and the finishing touches went so smoothly and I LOVE it! The “rustic” North Pole theme fits in perfectly with our other seasonal decor and it’s the perfect place for Santa to leave the kids some treats in their stockings.
You can build one of these DIY Stocking Posts too! They are great if you don’t have a mantel or if you live in a small space. Or maybe you just want a “North Pole” … in that case you can build one too!
All you need to do is head over to one of Home Depots Workshops and build one yourself. The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. We personally love the Kids workshops and have a blast every time we go!
One year we took my whole preschool class and they had a blast! These workshops are so helpful, they teach you basic tool skills that help you build your confidence. I know personally once I learned how to use power tools, my confidence skyrocketed. At the workshops; families, kids, or Mom and her friends 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.
There are three types of Workshops offered –
- Do-ItYourself (DIY)
- Do-It-Herself (DIH)
- Kids Workshops
Before you Go…Register for DIY Workshop (Stocking Post)
- Head over to The Home Depot Workshops Page
- Enter your Zip Code to Find your Nearest Store
- Click on Do it Yourself Workshops
- Click Register
- Click on the Circle by the Date the Class is Offered
- Click Select Date and Continue
- Fill our the Information and Click Complete Registration
- Mark your Calendars for November 19th!
- Invite some friends to come with you!
Now Join the Virtual Party and Check out All these Other Awesome Stocking Posts!
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