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Holiday Stocking Post – Home Depot DIY Workshops

Hello all!   I can’t believe it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. I just love Christmas decor – that and Halloween are my absolute favorites.  I’m here with 25 of my blogging buddies to share all our versions of this holiday stocking post, which is just one of the many things you can learn  how to make at one of The Home Depot’s DIY workshops.  

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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. 

I love this project.  It was so easy, and it pairs perfectly with non-traditional trees and decor.  Or with a more traditional decor like above.  Either way, it’s a perfect match for my industrial branch Christmas tree.

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Here’s how it all came together –

Materials

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4″x4″x4 1/2′ Pressure Treated Pine Wood Premium Eased Edge Deck Post (cut to 41″)

4″x4″ Pressure-Treated Unfinished Pine Ball Top Finial

Weathershield Pressure-Treated 4″x4″ Hampton Wood Flat Top Post Cap

3/4″ Purebond Plywood (16″x16″ square)

Hooks or Cabinets Knobs (I used THESE)

Paint or Stain of your choice

Tutorial

First, cut your post down to 41″.  For the base I used a piece of scrap PureBond plywood.  I cut it down to a 16″x16″ square. Then I used wood glue to set the post on the base and the end cap on the top of the post. After waiting for the glue to dry, I used 2″ wood screws countersunk to attach the base and cap on.Holiday Stocking Post - Perfect for no-mantle holiday decor! - UncookieCutter.com

Next, I drilled a 1/4″ hole in the center of the end cap and screwed on the ball finial.

Holiday Stocking Post - Perfect for no-mantle holiday decor! - UncookieCutter.com

Next, it’s just painting and styling to match your decor.  Since I wanted it to be sort of rustic-industrial to match the rest of the room and my tree, I went black and gold.  I used paint leftover from my bathroom remodel but mixed in Valspar crystals to give it a little holiday glitter. And for the ball, I used gold leaf paint.

Holiday Stocking Post - Perfect for no-mantle holiday decor! - UncookieCutter.com

I used knobs instead of hooks. It’s actually really easy to turn a knob into a hook in 3 easy steps. First, connect the knob to the screw it came with and use a pair of bolt cutters to clip the screw head off.

Holiday Stocking Post - Perfect for no-mantle holiday decor! - UncookieCutter.com

Drill a hole the same size as the screw where you want to knob to go.  Then just use the knob to turn the screw into the hole.

Holiday Stocking Post - Perfect for no-mantle holiday decor! - UncookieCutter.com

That’s it!

Holiday Stocking Post - Perfect for no-mantle holiday decor! - UncookieCutter.com

Did you know that The Home Depot offers workshops for people of all ages and experience levels?  It’s the perfect place to start using power tools!  Sign up for either a DIY (do it yourself) or DIH (do it herself).  You can also sign up your kiddos for one of their kids workshops.  They offer everything from home decor to tool use to simple home repairs workshops.  Found out more HERE, or visit your local Home Depot.

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And if you don’t like my style, you can check out my friend’s versions of the holiday stocking post to get even more inspiration!

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My Altered State
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Her Toolbelt
The Handmade Home
The Heathered Nest
Designer Trapped
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
Remodelando La Casa
Paper Daisy Design
Fix This Build That

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Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!

April

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