Project Guide

How to Make a Wood Stocking Door Hanger

1
DRAW A GRID
Draw grid - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger

Use the yardstick to lightly draw a 6” x 6” grid onto the plywood panel to help make drawing the stocking shape easier.

2
SKETCH OUT TWO STOCKINGS
Sketch two stockings - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger

Draw the two stockings. Each one should be 3 grid squares wide and expand out 2 squares in length at the toes.

3
CUT OUT STOCKINGS
Cut out stockings - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger
  • Clamp the plywood to your work surface. 
  • Use the jigsaw to cut out both of the stockings. 
  • When cutting, position the plywood so that it hangs over the work surface so that the jigsaw blade can cut without any obstructions.
4
CUT PIECES FOR BOX
Cut pieces box - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger

Use the table or circular saw to cut the 1’ x 4” into four 3 ½-inch pieces, two 4 ½-inch pieces and two 6-inch pieces.

5
SAND BOARDS AND PAINT STOCKING
Sand paint stocking - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger
  • Sand any rough edges with a sanding block. 
  • Erase or sand off any visible pencil marks. 
  • Paint or stain the stocking.
6
BUILD THE STORAGE BOX
Build storage box - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger
  • Collect the four boards that will make up the storage box: the 6-inch board will be the front of your box, the two 3 ½-inch boards will be the sides and the 4 ½-inch piece is the bottom. 
  • Apply a bead of glue to the left edge of the bottom piece. 
  • Place one of the side pieces into the glue and nail into place. 
  • Repeat this step for the other side piece.
7
ADD FINAL PIECE TO THE STORAGE BOX
piece storage box - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger
  • Run a bead of glue along the edge of the U-shaped frame you built. 
  • Place the front piece on top and nail it into place. 
  • Paint or stain the box. 
  • Allow it to fully dry.
8
ATTACH THE STORAGE BOX TO THE STOCKING
Attach storage box stocking - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger
  • Place the storage box face down on the table with the opening of the frame facing upward. 
  • Line the edges with glue and place the stocking cut out, paint side down, on top. 
  • Secure with nails.
9
ATTACH HOOKS AND HANG
Attach hooks hang - Make Wood Stocking Door Hanger
  • Attach the hooks to the back of your completed stockings. 
  • Hang as instructed on the packaging.