This time of year seems to bombard us with DIY projects. I hope to be able to keep up and keep them simple and sweet.
Here’s hoping, at least!
3 years ago I found these cast metal stag/reindeer wall mount hanging hooks at the craft store. You can find similar ones on Amazon. I had plans for them for 2 years before I was able to get to this project.
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I had a vision; I wanted to make stag head Patronus Stocking holders. These were black when I bought them so I got my handy, dandy silver spray paint out and gave them a nice dusting. Then I decided they needed glitter. Rust-Oleum has some really nice glitter spray paint (the same as I used for the Snape mirror a few months back). I love it when I can reuse fancy craft supplies; it justifies the costs.
When I had the head dried, I had to come up with a way to hang them on our wall. We live in South FL or as I call the land of perpetual summer, so we don’t have a mantel for holiday decor. Just imagine the trouble, I mean craft projects I would get into if I did! I went back to the craft store and found a nice blank wood sign and brought that home. After sanding and cleaning it off, I chose to reuse my Barn Red wood stain that I have used on many projects. I thought this would make a really nice Christmas color palette. I did a layer of my favorite polyurethane (I like to use the glossy), then all that was left was to ask Joe to attach everything.
I made this last year while I was recovering from my knee surgery so I wasn’t allowed in the Garage of Doom until I was more mobile. Joe make some countersunk holes in the back of the sign so we could hang them. The ones I have are made of metal and fairly heavy so we used monkey hooks to hang them. Then all the was left was to center the three heads on the board and attached them.
This of course meant I needed brand new Christmas stockings for us. Okay maybe not needed, but I wanted some really nice ones. Since my knitting skills are very lacking, I went hunting. I found these adorable Wondershop monogrammed knitted stockings at Target, and on sale too (well at the time I bought them they were). So I have dubbed them the Weasley style stockings. What I really liked about them is they are very sturdy and feel like they will last a very long time.
That is pretty much it.
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