Repurpose an old ladder into a fun display for your christmas stockings with these tips.
Do you hang your stockings from the mantel with care each and every year? If you don’t have a mantel, or if you’re just ready for a change, here’s a fun, easy idea. All you need is an old ladder. For a new twist on your Christmas decor, here’s Got a Ladder? How about Stockings?
Got a Ladder? How about Stockings?
Give your Old Ladder a Refresh
To start, make sure your ladder is clean before you lean it up against the wall. I give my vintage ladders a bit of a refresh before I bring them indoors. Some sanding with a palm sander will smooth out any splinters and rough spots. Then give the old, character-rich beauty a couple coats of brushed on poly to seal it nicely. You’ll want to keep it indoors all the time! (You can switch it to a blanket display after Christmas.)
Protect your Walls
In order to save your painted walls, hide a little felt circle on the ladder where it will touch the wall. No one wants to repaint, just because you came up with a unique decor idea!
Repurpose your Old Ladder as Christmas Stockings Display
To hang your Christmas Stockings, simply use a length of ribbon through the loop and tie to the rungs. I staggered mine for a more interesting display.
The great thing about hanging your Christmas stockings on an old ladder is you get a big bang for minimal amounts of decorative space! This simple display will stand behind our Christmas tree (once we get one;) Santa can take the stockings down and fill them once he makes his yearly visit.
Shop to Create the Look: (Affilate links, Amazon & Etsy)
Palm Sander (for smaller hands)
Polyurethane (my favorite for many projects;)
Felt furniture pads (useful for so many things)
Faux evergreen stems (I love cedar)
Are you going to try something new this year and repurpose your old ladder into a Christmas stockings display? Then for winter, you can switch it up to a blanket display that can be as pretty as it is useful!
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