Rustic Wooden Christmas Stockings

I've adored rustic wooden Christmas stockings hanging on the mantel since the minute I saw them. 

They are chippy and simple and neutral and wonderful. 

Recently I was inspired by the beautiful wooden stockings made by Lindsay at My Creative Days. She has a whole mantel full of beautiful white stockings among other fantastic projects. As a matter of fact, I just noticed they are the cover of Farmhouse Christmas magazine! 

Today I'm giving them a try with my own spin! ...

wooden stockings on fireplace

I began with a piece of thin plywood I had in my workshop. I didn't even know it was there until I began looking for wood to make these. The thin plywood was the perfect thing! 

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First I drew a stocking shape onto paper then I used a jigsaw to cut out the shape onto the wood. 

jigsaw cutting plywood

I made 2 long stockings and 2 short ones then I sanded all the edges. 

long wooden stocking

pile of wooden stockings

The first coat of paint was called Little Lamb by Fusion Mineral Paint. It is a beautiful soft grey. 

stockings painted little lamb

When the first coat dried I roughly painted Raw Silk, also by Fusion Mineral Paint over the grey. I went in several different directions and left quite a bit of the grey showing. 

two painted wooden stockings

This paint treatment left the stockings with a distressed look with no sanding. You could if you want to sand slightly around the edges. 

two painted stockings

I drilled a 3/4" hole in the top corner of each of the stockings then sanded the hole. I used torn drop cloth fabric ties to hang the stockings. 

hole with fabric tie

Next, I added a small snowflake and wreath stencil to 2 of the stockings. I used the Lamb's Ear grey again for this. 

wreath stencil

snowflake stencil

They look great hanging in a set or just one.

I'm not sure where I'm going to hang them just yet, my fireplace has a wood burning stove that makes it difficult to hang anything near it.  

hanging Christmas stockings

wooden stocking on stone fireplace

four wooden stockings

Last year I made a similar fabric stocking with the same shape and hung it on the board and batten hooks in my entryway. 

stocking with cutting boards and clock

You can add a little greenery, a bow, pinecones or just leave them simple. I think I like the greenery with the pinecones!! 

greenery with pinecones

wooden cutting boards and wooden stocking


wooden stocking with greens on brick wall

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wooden stockings with overlay

wooden stockings with overlay

stocking on brick wall

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wooden stockings on hooks



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .