Tuesday, December 23, 2014

One Last Christmas Project

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.

Much love,


  1. That is such a great idea for a stocking holder especially at the farm! So unique! Wishing you happy holidays and good luck with your art show! I know it will be fabulous!

    1. Thank you Gail! It's here in the city home as that's where we're spending Christmas but it will go to the farm after. I can use it in the kitchen or by the kitchen door...it's perfect. Merry Christmas, my friend!

  2. I love it Cecilia! It is perfectly rustic. I meant to e-mail you earlier and tell you the portrait arrived safe and sound! I LOVE it and I know Taylor will too. She is going to flip! Thanks so much for the sweet ornament and cards too. You're such a sweetie! Did your check arrive yet? If not, it should any day. Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas my friend!

    Hugs, Vicky

    1. Ooo, you'll have to let me know what she thinks. I sent you an email about the check. :-)
      And I agree, the holder is perfectly rustic. I'm loving it!
      Merry, Merry Christmas to you, dear friend.

  3. Oh my Cecilia...those are too darn cute!!!....I saw a tree made out of those faucets and it was cute and clever...such as your project!.....Merry, Merry Chirstmas Cecilia!!

  4. Love your stocking holder! I've had my eye out for faucet handles for a while, but haven't found any at the right price yet. Hoping you and yours have a beautiful, blessed Christmas. See you back in January.

  5. I adore those faucets cecilia! Perfect in your 'city' house, and will be even more so at the farm. :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Simply wonderful. The stockings are cute too!

  7. What a creative idea--love it, Cecilia! Hope your new year is filled with peace & joy! Blessings, Cecilia

  8. Such a neat idea...Love how it turned out. Wishing you a very happy and blessed New Year! Jane

  9. Hi Cecilia! Wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congratulations! Here are the details:

  10. Oh my goodness this is so adorable! I think this could be used all year round by hanging different items from it. Now I am going to be looking for some old facets!!


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