2 Unique DIY Stocking Holders for Christmas

4 Materials
2 Hours

This year I decided to update our Christmas stockings holders and make a new set. I settled on a DIY Christmas village wooden stocking holder.

It reminds me a bit of last year's advent village that I made from cardboard but this year we took it up a notch. It is screwed to the board so it's not moving around.

It's such a simple project and perfect for beginners and to use the pile of scrap wood that you might have.

They turned out so lovely that I got indecisive and made two sets!!!

Watch me make them on YouTube


Step 1 - cut roofs

Put a miter saw at a 45-degree angle and cut the "roofs".

Step 2 - cut the base and sand

Spend some time sanding houses smoothly. As usual, use 80 grit paper at first and make your way up to 220 grit.

Before sanding

Cut the base from 2x6".

Step 3 - decorate to your liking

I left one set bare but still had to use a natural stain to cover the houses and protect them from aging.

For another set I used colors! And I love it!

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Step 4 - glue houses to the base

Place houses on the base as you'd like to see them. Trace with a pencil on the back of the board where the houses should stand.

Add some wood glue.

Then take a drill with a drill bit and drill a pilot hole from the bottom of the base through the bottom of the house. Without moving the house, drive a screw through it. I used 2 ½" screws but I think 2" would also do.

Step 5 - add hooks

Add hooks using the hardware it came with and your houses are ready!

What do you think? Which DIY stocking holder do you like most?

The one in color

The Scandi one

Suggested materials:

  • 2x6" board
  • Scrap wood
  • Acrylic paint
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  • Leslie Leslie on Dec 05, 2021

    Hi April, I saw similar at Target but I like yours so much more. Did you have to weight down the back of the base so that it wouldn't tip over with multiple filled stockings? Thank you for sharing your process.


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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 10, 2021

    If you wanted to make a shinier version, I would suggest coloring the individual houses with metallic paint - gold, silver, bronze. Spray painting would be faster than brush on.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 16, 2021

    Hi! They're awesome, I can't decide. I'll venture off subject to ask you about the open book art piece above your fireplace. Could I see the whole piece and did you make it? From what I can see, it's very interesting.

    • April April on Dec 17, 2021

      Hi Sharon! Thank you :) and yes, I made the book art installation 🤗 you can find details on the blog. Search for "diy book decor"