DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirlThis stocking holder was so fun and it has a DUAL PURPOSE! Yeah, you heard me right! Once the holidays are over, take those cute little stockings down and you’ve got yourselves a little Instagram photo holder! How fun is that? This was really easy and for a building project, really inexpensive. I’m not saying $2 here but for all the wood and photo holders I spent a total of $20.DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

I first headed off to Home Depot and got me a primed piece of MDF that’s 8″X6′. You could choose raw wood but I chose the primed because I knew I wanted to use Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint.

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

I’m really a big fan of her paint. It’s easy to use, dries quickly and it’s foolproof. I use my old NutriBullet to blend up my paint and I rarely have any lumps. I used to mix by hand and I was constantly getting clumps or unmanaged tones. For this, I used about 1/2 cup of Eulalie’s Sky and 1/2 cup luke warm water. I brushed it on it two coats with an hour between and no sanding. Afterwards, I applied a light coating of her Hemp Oil. It adds a great sheen and makes the colors a lot richer.

I then had an Ikea DIGNITET Curtain Wire that I wanted to use for the stockings/photos. I used my RYOBI ONE+ Lithium-Ion Starter Drill, available at Home Depot. I measured about 3″ from both ends and 4″ from the top so that I had a center point. I needed to pre-drill some holes into the board so that when it was time to put it into the wall, I had some traction.

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

Just like any Ikea directions, they are a blast to follow but the trick was to not make it too tight until you have it hanging on the wall and then you won’t whack your face with a tight wire! I just used some clothespins to secure the stockings to the wire.

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

I won my RYOBI starter tool set from SNAP last April and I love it! The ONE+ system is so awesome and I tried to keep it hidden from my husband. He’s got his own work tools that his job has bought for him that cost a lot more that RYOBI but I catch him always using mine. He loves that they are all battery powered and they just depend on that same battery. It’s lightweight and the battery stays powerful all the way to the end. I’m definitely getting over the fear of cutting my fingers off and using them a lot more often!

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl

It’s been a perfect addition to our family room over our couch and I’ve still got a bit to go but it’s getting there! I love it with my Advent Calendar I made this month too! Make sure you check out all the blogs participating in this RYOBI blog hop and see what wonderful holiday projects they’ve made! Make sure you head over to RYOBI Nation to sign up for their newsletters, I always get great inspiration!

XOXO, Lindsay

DIY Stocking Holder/Photo Holder built with RYOBI on frenchiewraps.com #buildlikeagirl


 

7 Comments on DIY Stocking Holder with RYOBI

  1. fynesdesigns
    November 17, 2014 at 8:46 AM (2 years ago)

    This is such a super sweet advent idea! I can see that set up being used for lots of great things even after the holidays have passed!
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    • Frenchie
      November 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much Virginia! I’m so excited to see what else I can throw up here for other holidays!

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    • Frenchie
      November 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Jill! I’ve been wanting to throw something up there for a while and I love how it turned out. You’re the best!

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    • Frenchie
      November 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much Erin! It was so easy to make.

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