I have a confession.
Last year for the last 10 years, I have simply hung my stockings via painters tape. True story.
Could we ever put presents in them? No.
Did it require some seriously creative mantel decorations to hide the bright blue tape? Yes.
But painter’s tape no more…
This year, I was determined to hang my stockings the right way. With gorgeous, coordinated stocking hooks. Or at least five simple, plain ones.
Yes. FIVE. Do you know how pricey that was getting? Even with the fairly cheap stocking holders? And how could I spend a fortune on stocking holders when I made my stockings for ~$20 from thrift store sweaters?
So I came up with another plan. Last year, I made for our master these gorgeous curtain rods with a reclaimed wood look for $5 each. Yep. $5. See the full tutorial here.
I actually used the wood on our gray living room wingbacks as inspiration for the curtain rods, so they seemed the perfect choice for this project. I simply bought two fairly heavy, wrought iron stocking hooks and used picture hanging wire to connect the curtain rod to the stocking hooks.
Now, all five stockings hang beautifully… and I love the look of the wooden curtain rod contrasting the white mantel. Not bad for an affordable solution, eh?
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