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DIY Stocking Hanger

DIY Stocking Hanger

DIY Stocking Hanger

Hi everyone!  Tonight I made an easy DIY Stocking Hanger I wanted to share with you.  So Sorry for the late post, but I spent the day helping a friend make the lovely lighted gift blocks shown on our blog for her office gift party.

DIY Stocking Hanger

The DIY stocking hanger was a quick little project.  I love the ideas of red and white injected into at least one room of my home, so the choice to do this with a simple DIY stocking hanger really spoke to me.  Our last home had a lovely fireplace, but the new home does not have a fireplace, so I had to get inventive so Santa would find those stockings.

Here’s what I did.

First, I took and old frame of black from my decorator closet and popped out the glass.  I added a piece of sheet metal I purchased from Lowe’s for about $3.99.  It was a perfect fit for the frame so I did not have to cut it.  I simple took out the glass and popped in the sheet metal to give us a beautiful background.

DIY Stocking Hanger

Then, I added my letters “JOY” purchased at Joann’s for $3.99 each.  I simply added red and white stripped ribbon purchased from Michael’s and tied into a bow.  Then I hot glued the letters to the sheet metal.

DIY Stocking Hanger

Next, I added four small clothes pins purchased from Joann’s (bag $3.49).  I Hot glued each clothes pin to the bottom of the frame.

DIY Stocking Hanger

After the clothes pins were set, I hung simple red stockings purchased at Joann’s for $2.99 each, added a beautiful wooden ornament left from my wrapping box last year, and small Christmas charms that are really wine glass tags, to each stocking.  I finished off the look by adding a red and white stripped candy cane to each stocking.

DIY Stocking Hanger

This easy DIY stocking hanger is hung behind our dining table.  It helped to balance the easy DIY candy cane center piece for the table we did a couple days ago.  I also added one of the Painted Christmas Ornaments I completed in yesterday’s post to my center piece to give it a little pop of green.  Make sure you stop by Bob Vila and see our Painted Christmas Ornaments post  featured on his site.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

To me it’s the simple things you can make that brighten your Christmas decor.  These little touches of red and white remind me of my grandmother.  She always had one room that was all red and white, this small touch to our home makes me feel like a child again and think of her 🙂   Well, that’s Hello I Live Here’s post for tonight.  I hope you enjoy trying this Easy DIY stocking hanger craft project.

Thanks for stopping by to view our Christmas decor ideas.  Happy DIY crafting – see you all tomorrow!

 

Linda

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone!  Tonight’s post is going to be about painted Christmas ornaments.  It was a freezing day here in Missouri, so I decided to nest inside and craft my heart out today.  This painted Christmas ornaments I am about to show you tonight was a gift one year from my daughters while in grade school.  Every year I decorate our family tree (all Christmas ornaments are handmade and given to us from family members), and when I see this little painted Christmas Ornaments beauty – I just could not help but make these as special gifts for my wonderful sisters and parents.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

This is a speedy process.  You will need to drop by Joann’s and pick up some paint in your favorite colors (I choose to use 3-4 colors in mine), clear plastic or glass ornaments, Mod Podge Glue, ribbon, tags, and hooks.  Now let’s get started on this fun and easy project.

First, I set out all the items I picked up at Joann’s.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Then, I cut the price tags from the to be painted Christmas ornaments, and opened the top by removing the hanger.  Then I take my four colors of paint one at at time adding them into the inside center of the ornament.  You can drip the paint into the ornament any way you want.  Then I added an equal amount of Mod Podge glue, just like I did with the paint colors. The Mod Podge helps the paint adhere.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

After squeezing in the paint and glue (reminds me of that little Disney song… pass me the paint and glue, we’ve got work to do 🙂 I rotated the painted Christmas ornaments around on their sides, going back and forth till all the paint fills the painted Christmas ornament creating the dripping pattern.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Once the paint fills the painted Christmas ornaments I turn them upside down and let the remaining paint drip out.  I use an old dish or cutting board for crafts to catch the paint.  Let the paint drip out until it’s dry – a couple hours tops.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Once dry, I placed the hanger back inside.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Last, I add ribbon, and a personalized tag to the person receiving it.  You can also add garlands to dress them up.  BAM!  You just made some painted Christmas ornaments.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

It’s always nice to receive something for your tree in the colors you love, so I make my painted Christmas ornaments special to the person receiving the gift.  Some of my sisters are traditional Christmas colors where others, love that touch of purple, blue or orange/silver.  Don’t be afraid to experiment on these gifts, that’s what makes these painted Christmas ornaments special.

Painted Christmas Ornaments

Well, that’s Hello I Live Here’s post for today!  Thank you all for stopping by to see our newest gift idea of the Painted Christmas Ornaments.  Till tomorrow!

Linda