No mantel? No problem! This beautiful ladder is perfect for hanging stockings with rustic charm. When Christmas is over you can use it to display quilts!
DIY Stocking Ladder
2 (6′ length) 2x4s, cut on a slight angle to lay flush on the wall.
4 (18″ length) 1x4s for the ladder rungs.
Stain: Minwax Jacobean
The top rung is 3″ from the top and each rung below is spaced 11.5″ down.
After screwing and assembling the ladder I applied a coat of Jacobean Minwax stain (my favorite shade, I’ve used this for other projects too) and let it dry for 8 hours. Then I applied a clear coat of spray lacquer and let it dry for 2 hours.
I’m not sure how much this would have cost to purchase, but we made it for under $15. We had to buy a can of stain, otherwise this would have been a $10 project!
How do you hang your stockings?
Thank you Shutterfly for sending us these beautiful stockings and sponsoring my creativity!