I'm fairly proud of how these came together, mostly because it was not something I saw on Pinterest first. Nothing really drives me to be creative than being...well, required to be creative. I would have been totaly okay with buying some stocking holders, but we couldn't find any. I didn't see any at World Market, Target, WalMart...the Dollar Tree had some, but I'm not sure they would have been able to hold up a paper snowflake, much less a stuffed stocking. So when push came to shove, I decided to make my own stocking holders. Take that.
(Incidentally, I just yesterday saw some at KMart that are awesome. Ah well, a day late and a dollar short, I guess. [No, not a dollar short. Mine were cheaper.])
So let's look at how it was done, eh?
I found these wooden laser-cut trees at Michael's on clearance. Maybe a dollar apiece? I was intending to paint them, but...well, then I couldn't find my paint. So I used this "Bronze" sharpie and got to coloring.
I trimmed up the sticky strip on a 3M plastic wall hook (it says it holds up to 3lbs) and, after coloring that, too, I stuck it to the base of my tree.
For my weighted base--the part of the stocking holder that really does the work--I found these KraftyKubes at Michael's. I had some Frosted Glass spray paint sitting around from a different project, so I put that to work, too. They had a convenient hole in the bottom that would work perfectly for placing some lights, so I thought the frosted look would help it all seem glowier. (Not a word. But it is all glowier.)
After my blocks were all sprayed up, it was just a matter of some glue--of the super kind--and some light stuffing.
And now they're holding stockings like little Christmas champions. Hooray!!
Happy HoliDIYs. :) So cheesy. I know. Love it.