I liked two things about this holder: 1. it hangs on the wall - no need for a mantle or other shelf and 2. the primitive theme, which goes along with some other decorating I'm planning (see future Pin It/Do It entries). So, I combined the two ideas - a primitive style, free hanging stocking holder with a single rod to hold all stockings.
Dave found some extremely weathered barn board that had once been painted red - perfect. Then all we needed was a rod. A shiny, new curtain rod didn't seem to fit the primitive theme, so we scoured the shelter belt and found a branch that was the right length and relatively straight. A little bailing wire to attach the branch and voila!
But it was a little plain, so I decided to add some greenery and pinecones (some from Wal-Mart, some from the yard). As it turned out, it didn't really matter what I used for the hanging rod, because it barely shows in the finished product, but I love the look. So here's my new Christmas stocking holder:
Since I know someone is going to ask. I made the three cross-stitch stockings for Dave and the kids. My stocking is the one my mother made for me when I was in grade school - or even earlier. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
More Christmas crafts and decorations to come. Holiday Pin It/Do It is sponsored by Trish @ Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity.