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DIY Stocking Holder Stand: No Mantel? No Problem!

November 14, 2016

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

Hey friends!  It's time for the #DIYworkshop virtual party.  Not only am I going to show you how I made this awesome DIY stocking holder stand, but you are also going to get to check out how 20+ other bloggers made them as well (you'll find links to their projects at the end of this post).  And, you can register to take advantage of the DIY workshops offered at your local Home Depot store.  This Holiday Stocking Post workshop is being offered on November 19th.  Click here or click the image below to register now.

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The Home Depot has three types of workshops: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH), and even one exclusively for kids!!! The kids' workshops are definitely something we'll be taking advantage of over the years.  Our twin girls are natural-born DIYers :)  Now, read on to learn how to make my version of this DIY stocking holder stand.

DIY Stocking Holder Stand Tutorial

I purchased everything I needed for this project at The Home Depot. If you want to give it a try, you’ll need:

Steps to make a stocking holder stand:

1) We started by cutting our plywood down to 2′ x 2′.  My sweet daughter Avery captured this LOVELY photo of me measuring for my cut.  She loves taking photos :)

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

2) Next, I cut my 2″ dowel in half.

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

3) I loved the boxwood wreath on a stand that I picked up at The Home Depot, but it was a bit too tall for what I had in mind for my stocking holder stand, so I cut down the length of the stand using my hack saw.

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

4) Next, I marked the center of my plywood base with a chalk line and drilled a hole in the center so I could easily attach the post of my stocking holder stand after everything was painted.  Then, I painted my plywood, post, bun foot and wooden dowels with black paint.

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

5) Once everything was painted, we attached the post to the plywood base using wood screws and attached the bun foot to the top of the post to give it a more finished look.  Then, we drilled holes for the wooden dowels to go all the way through the post using a 5/8″ paddle bit.  We installed the top dowel rod first and then hung the tallest lantern and longest stocking on it to measure where we should hang the lower dowel rod.  As you can see, we hung the rods on opposite planes of the post.

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

6) Finally, we drilled a hole on the top of the bun foot to accommodate the pole of the boxwood wreath.  Then we inserted the wreath and we were in business!No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

7) To make the stocking holder stand a bit more decorative, I cut all of Santa's reindeer names out of vinyl and attached them to the post.  I also used hot glue to attach green felt balls to the end of each dowel rod.

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

Here's the finished stocking holder stand!  Isn't it fun?!  It's perfect for hanging stockings INSIDE if you don't have a mantel where you like to hang them, but it's also perfect for hanging lanterns OUTSIDE! First, let's take a look at how it looks as a stocking holder stand.

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

And now, let's check out how it looks as an outdoor lantern holder.  I love it both ways!

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsored

No mantel? No problem. You can hang Christmas stockings without a mantel. This DIY stocking holder stand is the perfect solution and this full tutorial makes it look so easy. #DIYworkshop #sponsoredWhat do you think?  I love such a versatile project!  And it's TOTALLY doable even if you are new to DIY projects.  If you want in-person, hands-on help from the best with this project, don't forget to click here to sign up for the in-store Holiday Stocking Post workshop that is being held on November 19th.

For even more inspiration for how to put your own spin on this project, click on any of the links below to check out what 20+ other super talented bloggers have created!

Domestic Charm

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My Altered State

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Ciburbanity

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That’s My Letter

Her Toolbelt

The Handmade Home

The Heathered Nest

The Chronicles of Home

Cherished Bliss

Just a Girl and Her Blog

House of Wood

Shades of Blue Interiors

Uncookie Cutter

Ella Claire Inspired

Shine Your Light Blog

Sawdust 2 Stitches

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  1. […] 12) DIY Stocking Holder Stand from designertrapped.com–For the home with no mantel that still wants to proudly display your Christmas stockings, this is an awesome option. I love how cute it looks and the options to customize it are endless! […]

  2. Cristina says:

    How awesome to have your own professional photographer! :) She takes gorgeous pics!
    Now, I love the dual purpose of the post, I think I’m gonna get me some more lanterns!

  3. Heather says:

    It turned out so cute. I love the wreath on top! Now my afternoon is shot because I want to see everyone else’s stand. ;)

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