No mantel? No problem! This beautiful stocking 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.
We angled the back so that the blanket ladder lays flush against the wall, and I added felt pads so that the stain didn’t rub off on the paint.
We also angled the feet so that it sat flush against the floor. Just simple cuts on the saw will take care of this!
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?
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