It’s full blown Christmas time in our house, but one important detail was missing. You see, we do not have a fireplace here which challenges my stocking creativity. Last year, and the year before I believe, they were hung from white plastic command hooks with hot glued green bows and ta-da… fireplace-free stockings. However, this year I had a little more up my sleeve and to be honest, those hooks were tiiired. With all the ledges in the house full up, it would have to be something we could hang directly from the wall… but, not permanently. Here’s what I came up with. Disclosure, I am not at all an artist; but, a copier at its finest.
On another note, this got me to thinking, Santa comes in through the chimney. I can’t tell my future kids he came in through the front door, where’s the magic in that! I’ll have to keep thinking on that one.
Items you’ll need: 1×4 wood board, knobs (anthropology has great choices), and at least two paint samples.
Have the handy person in your life trim the board to a desired length and drill holes where the knobs will go. This was a collaboration, due to the fact that I cannot be trusted with a saw or drill. Trust me, the world is a better place for Hannah – power tools.
Lesson learned, leave an additional inch on either side, so the letters have a little more room to breathe.
Paint your board, I applied two coats.
Use the transferring technique I first shared here. It is very simple – print out your words, shade the back of the paper, outline the letters firmly, and color in the outline.
Screw in knobs.
ps. – we used these Command strips to hang the board on the wall, except ours were the 16lb large version.