DIY Nativity Stocking Holders

 

DIY Nativity Stocking Holders - or make a wooden child-proof nativity set!

 

I have a gorgeous glass nativity set that I got for my wedding.  I would love to display it in my entryway, but I have 3 little ones and 10 nieces and nephews who frequent my house so alas I do not display my beautiful nativity.  However, Christmas isn’t Christmas to me without one.  That is part one of how this tutorial came to be.  Part two: I got some fancy silver stocking holders that read NOEL when I had my last baby…or what I thought was my last baby.  I had a little miracle child the next year {she is my official last baby}.  But I only had 4 stocking holders…and baby is now 4.  Thus the reason for creating these new stocking holders I am going to share with you today. 

Supply List:

5 Vinyl Nativity Pieces sized to 2” x 4” (one more reason to own a Silhouette)

1 2” x 4” x 20” piece of lumber from the hardware store

5 ugly stocking holders from the dollar store

E-6000 glue

White acrylic paint

brown stain

sanding block

Instructions:

DIY Nativity Stocking Holders

1. Cut your lumber in 4” pieces.

2. Paint white.  When the paint dries, sand the sides and some little bits in the middle.  Paint on stain and quickly wipe the stain off.  This makes the blocks look not so bright and more aged.  Apply the vinyl pieces.

 

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3. Break the ugly snowman, glitter, and  holly off the dollar store stocking holders. Sand down the tops so they are smooth and level.

 

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4. Get some E-6000 glue to adhere your nativity blocks on the stocking holders.

 

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5.  Apply the glue and press onto the stocking holders.  Wipe off any glue that seep under the blocks.  This glue takes about 24 hours to set, but I just put them on my mantle and they can set there. {hehe}

Sit back and enjoy your super cute Nativity Stocking Holders!

DIY Nativity Stocking Holders Final

 

I am selling the vinyl to make your own set of Nativity Blocks...until DECEMBER 1st!   again next fall.  Thanks everyone!

 

DIY Nativity Stocking Holders u-createcrafts.com

 

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93 comments:

  1. Love, Love, Love, Love, LOVE these! Just purchased my vinyls from you. Thanks so much for sharing. I've been looking for Sacred / Non-Secular Stocking Holders for the longest time. You are an INSPIRATION, tweet friend! :)

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    1. Oh thank you for your sweet compliment!

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  2. Love love Love is right! So cute!
    Now to go to the dollar store.

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    1. I love that you all love them! Thank you!

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  3. Becky I LOVE how these turned out...I'm not kidding these are some of the cutest stocking holders I've seen!

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    1. Awww...you have to say that. ;)

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  4. Julie Welch16:59

    Any chance these vinyls are created in a chocolate color as well? I LOVE them!!!

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    1. At this time I am only offering the vinyl in black. I am so glad you like them.

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    2. Julie17:19

      Thanks! Maybe next year? ;)

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  5. Courtney17:14

    We have 6 in our family. Any ideas on what to put on the 6th block? I just purchased the vinyl cutouts from you! :)

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    1. I have another shepherd. Would that work?

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    2. Courtney01:58

      I e-mailed you :)

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    3. Courtney, I got your email. Thank you.

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  6. Just wondering if you customize? I have a 10x16 frame I would like to put the nativity on. Just on the glass. Would this fit? Any suggestions?

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    1. Can you email me at beckyucreate@gmail.com?

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  7. We also have 6...do you have another cut out that I can purchase??

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    1. I could do another shepherd or another camel?

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  8. Is there somewhere to get the templates to cut my own vinyl using your designs?

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    1. They are available in the silhouette store.

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    2. Yes, Gale is correct. They are in the Silhouette Store...a bit modified to fit the blocks. :)

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  9. I need 7 cutouts. Could you possibly do 2 more cutouts for me? And what would the total cost be? Let me know because I'm really interested. Thanks!
    rgridley at gmail dot com

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  10. Becky,
    These are so ridiculously cute! I love these designs -- best stocking holders ever!

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    1. You are the sweetest! Thank you!

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  11. Which dollar store did the hangers come from?

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    1. I went to Dollar Tree.

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    2. Thank you! I will have to go to Dollar Tree this week then. Hope they have the ugly ones...

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  12. OMG, these are so cute and oh so clever! Thank you so much for sharing your genius project! :)

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    1. You are so sweet. Thank you!

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  13. Thanks Becky- There are 5 in our family and I recently made 5 nativity stockings that will match perfectly with these! So excited!

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    1. Oh that sounds perfect! You should send us a picture when they are done!

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  14. Anonymous14:51

    Becky, I am placing an order now and also have 6 in my family. Can you please add another shepherd as well and how much would I owe you?

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    1. Can you please email me? beckyucreate@gmail.com

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  15. Anonymous19:52

    I absolutely love these!!! I just bought a set and was hoping to get a sixth vinyl pattern as well. My sister said you have one with a verse. Can I order that one? Thank you!
    -Sophia(sunnysoph18@hotmail.com)

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  16. Anonymous14:25

    I've been trying to come up with these and you read my mind even better than i could!!! Thank you! I need 6. Can you add another shepherd and email me how much it will cost?

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    1. Anonymous14:27

      oh- what are the other options? I see a verse was mentioned...which verse? (for the extras)

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    2. What is your email address?

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    3. Anonymous08:56

      gabbyseeger@gmail.com

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    4. Anonymous16:33

      My dollar store stocking hangars and wooden blocks are ready and waiting! I am so excited for these! (been checking the mail everyday!) Thanks for doing this genius project for us all to copy! love it!

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    5. Anonymous15:45

      Done...and they look FANTASTIC! Glad I ordered early! I hope you do this again next year, they'd be great as gifts for family! Thanks again for your creativity!!!

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  17. Oh wow! Those are great! What an awesome idea.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment. It seriously makes my day. :)

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  18. Oh I just bought from you too. Is there any way to add a 6th one to mine? I do love these. Too bad I don't have a silhouette :( it's on my Christmas list ;)

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    1. Yes, please email me at beckyucreate@gmail.com

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  19. S.Phelps-Perkins09:43

    I love these! I have a Nativity collection, this will go great with my collection! I ordered 2 sets. Is there any way to get 7 silhouttes out of the order. A verse and a shepard for extra. and then for the other 3 the holy family, shepard, and animals. That would give me 10 silhouettes, which I have ordered. Just love, love these!!!

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  20. Thank you for all your orders, everyone. I am in the process of shipping everything this week. All orders should be shipped by the 8th. I am no longer accepting orders at this time.
    Have a great Christmas.

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  21. Anonymous19:27

    Oh I'm crushed... I've been waiting til payday to order. If you decide to take more orders will you email me at cblalock77@gmail.com

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  22. Alicia13:29

    Just got mine. I love them! Thank you!!

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  23. Courtney23:51

    I just got mine today! Thanks so much!! I can't wait to start working on them :)

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  24. I am trying to make these and can't find the shepherds and the animals and some of those pieces in the Silhouette store. Is there something other than "nativity" that I should search on? Thanks!

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    1. I just found these by accident after searching everything I could think of. Search for the design numbers, 1537, 1538, 1539, and 1540. The Mary and Joseph are different, though. I think she modified #4917 for hers.

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  25. Anonymous15:58

    Is it too late to order? I can't find the link that I saw the other day.

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  26. Anonymous15:59

    Sorry...just saw the comment that you're no longer accepting orders. :( thought I had until the 15th.

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  27. Yeah, I thought I had until the 15th as well. Let me know if you decide to offer then again. I could always work on them for next year.

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  28. I am so sorry to disappoint you guys, but I had NO IDEA these would be so popular and got almost 300 orders...I am not complaining, I am so glad you gals like them, but I won't be offering them again until the fall of 2013 in order to spend some time with my family and enjoy the Christmas holiday.
    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and emails. I am touched that you like this craft so much!
    Merry Christmas!

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  29. How do we order vinyl from you? I remember seeing you had a website years ago but now I can't figure it out (too lazy to figure it out?)

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  30. I'm not sure my comment went through and since I sent it, I saw that you were not doing more orders. So I still have the questions about if you sell vinyl regularly and if so what is your website. Can I order some of the stocking holders after Christmas for next year? How much?

    I love keeping up with you and Kari.

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  31. Anonymous14:42

    What a beautiful idea!!!

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  32. Had found your site on Craft Gossip so had to come and visit just to see your Gorgeous Stocking Holders. AWESOME! and very, very festive for the holiday.
    I collect nativity sets so when I seen what you had done, the inspiration blew me away and got me to thinking on what I could do with what I have on hand.
    Will be signing up for you email newsletter as soon as I get done commenting here.
    Thank you for the Great Inspiration
    ColleenB.
    Texas USA

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    1. Thank you so much, Colleen! We are happy to have a new follower in you!
      Your comments are so sweet and very much appreciated.

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  33. I just had to comment after I read your post because the same thing happened to me and you have created a beautiful solution to your and my problem. I bought those same exact stockings hangers, NOEL, from Pottery Barn some years ago. We were definitely not having more children. Two, a boy and a girl, was enough. But God had other plans for us because the year my daughter turned 19, my son was 13, and I was 43, I had our sweet number 3. So this year when I was putting out the stockings, I looked at the hangers and wondered what to do. Garrett is only 1 1/2 years old, so this year he really didn't need a stocking but next year I'm sure he will understand more. I am a big Silhouette user and will definitely be creating something very similar for next year. Thanks so much for sharing your project and your story.

    Christine
    www.christineousley.typepead.com

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    1. Oh Thank you for your comment. Those little surprise blessings seem to pop up every now and then, huh? I just didn't expect one in the form of another baby. :)

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  34. This is soo cute! Are you taking orders for the vinyl? If so I would love to order. Thanks!

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    1. I will be taking orders again this year (2013). I will be starting with those orders next week. Keep checking back.

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  35. Just ordered 5 sets, can't wait to get them!

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  36. I would really like the vinyl for these, but I need six blocks. Do you have a suggestion?

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    1. Hi Jen, I do have a design for a 6th block...it's a shepherd boy with a lamb. Email me directly and I will send you an invoice for a set of 6. becky@u-createcrafts.com

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  37. My love for these cannot be contained. I adore them! Pinned :)

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    1. Oh my heck, that you for the sweet comment!

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    2. Oh my heck, that you for the sweet comment!

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  38. Are you selling these again this year?? Am I too late? I just love them! And luckily I only need 5 :)

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    1. I will be selling these again in the fall of 2014

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  39. I absolutely LOVE these, so easy to do for a craft challenged person like myself. Just applied the vinyl and getting ready to glue the blocks to the bases. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!!!

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    1. So awesome! So glad you love them!

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  40. I LOVE these, just finished this morning. So easy for a craft challenged person like myself!!! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!

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  41. These are awesome! Thanks for the idea.

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  42. Will you be doing these again in 2014? I found them a few days too late!

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    1. I will totally be selling them again in 2014

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  43. Will you be doing these again in 2014? I found them a few days too late!

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  44. Beautiful. Love the idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Beautiful. Love the idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  46. What a cute idea! I just pinned it for next Christmas. Thank you for sharing

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  47. I ordered these, made them, they turned out precious, and I LOVE them! Thanks so much for inspiring me and giving me the tools to bring it to reality. My question is, are these okay to be stored in the attic? Will the vinyl stay adhered to the wood? I wasn't sure how they'd hold up against heat and really don't want to get them out next year and find them damaged. Thanks again!!

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    1. I store mine in the basement and they still look great. I am so glad you love them

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  49. When in 2014 will you start these. I missed them in 2013 and don't want to miss them again!! ;)

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  50. When will you start these again in 2014? I missed them in 2013 and don't want to miss them again. ;)

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  51. Will you be selling the vinyl again in 2014?

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