Are you ready? I am now! I had one last project to tackle before Christmas arrived.
The last thing on my list was to make a stocking holder. You see, I got tired of hanging our stockings from the mantel then having to move them when I made a fire.
So I decided to make one from some stuff I had laying around. I had a handful of old faucet handles and pieces of wood. All I had to do was to figure out the how.
All I can say is it involved really big bolts, JB Weld, and drilling holes big enough to put it all together.
I started with an old fence picket on top of a piece of pine and dry brushed it with red paint.
The faucet handles got a nut JB Welded to the back of them:
Then after drilling the holes, I inserted the bolts and screwed the handles on. Next I added some eye screws and wire for a hanger, hung it on the wall, then looped the stockings on the faucets handles:
I'm pleased with the way it turned out!
When the Christmas stuff comes down and gets packed away, I can use this for the dog leashes or who knows? The possibilities are endless!
I'll be taking a short break as I'm in charge of an art show for my painting class. I'll be getting all the artwork submitted and hung in the next couple of weeks. The show opens January 8th - I'll be back after that.
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Year.