This DIY Stocking wall hanger is a craft I made years ago. I honestly can’t believe I never did a blog post on it because it is so easy! I really think you are going to love this one!
One of the main items you will need for this craft is some baby socks. Obviously, if you have little ones that have out grown their socks, I would use those. But, because my Kiddo is 9 (today is his birthday!) I didn’t have any and had to buy some. I actually bought mine at Target because the Dollar General did not have them. I would definitely recommend checking the Dollar General first as they will be cheaper. You may even get lucky and find some at the Dollar Tree!
Another thing I wanted to quickly talk about is the wire I used for this project. I bought the wire at lowes and it is called rebar wire. This wire is fairly cheap for a large roll. I want to say it cost somewhere between $5-$10 dollars, which isn’t bad! To rust the wire, I just laid it in a bucket with some water for a few months. BUT, I know there are recipes out these to rust your wire much faster. I would google one of those before trying my method, lol.
Now that we covered a few of the basics, let’s get stared on this fun craft! Below is a list of materials you will need to complete this project.
- Baby socks – I used 3-12 mo. socks I found at target. I believe crew socks is what you need to look for.
- coffee – If you want to coffee dye them, like I did.
- Scrap piece of wood – I cut down a tomato stake from the garden.
- Rusty wire
- Drill and drill bit
- staple gun
- wire cutters
- pine picks
- cinnamon sticks
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is coffee dye the socks. To do this, soak the soaks in some left over morning coffee for about 10 minutes. Then gently ring them on an old surface to dry. Make sure its something you don’t mind getting stained with coffee because it will stain! If you want to speed this process up you can lay the socks on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven on the lowest possible setting. Whatever you do, don’t forget about them! They will burn and could catch fire, so just be careful!
Step 2: The next thing I did was drilled a whole on both ends of the scrap piece of wood. This is where we will put our wire in a little bit.
Step 3: Lay the stockings in place how you want them and staple them to the scrap wood. Make sure to only staple the back part of the stocking because we are going to stuff these with some cuteness!
Step 4: Stuff each stocking with a pin pick and a cinnamon stick. I actually only used one pine pick for all three socks. I bought it at Walmart and cut it down with some wire cutters.
Step 5: The next step is to add the wire. I like to thread it through the holes and then take a pencil and curl the ends. I always add a dab of hot glue to the ends of the wire because they get very sharp.
Step 6: The very last step is to add the ribbon! To do this I just made very simple bows and hot glued them on.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube