Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Making the Perfect Stocking Hook

When I made mine and Nolan’s stockings four years ago, we spent a lot of time picking out the perfect stocking hooks. We found a cute set of two at Target that were a good balance of both our tastes.
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We knew that we’d have a bit of a dilemma when we added children to our family. So, this past weekend, we headed out to Target (our options are limited in our town) in search of the perfect hook for Jace. It seemed like they were all too shiny, too tacky, too big or too small. But then I noticed the plain hooks with nothing on top (which come two to a pack). We looked around, and I happened upon a cute decorative ball bell in oil rubbed bronze. It was a little different than what we already have, but similar enough to look good.
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I used a drop of Gorilla Glue in the center of the holder, and a make-shift clamp (a pedestal and teapot salt shaker)…
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…and I had the perfect stocking hook for Jace!
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8 comments:

  1. They look so classy and the bell matches perfectly with the other 2! Great idea. x

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  2. Fabulous job! I didn't know they came plain! Very cool!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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  4. Very clever, and what a pretty mantle and room you have to put them in! Looks lovely.

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  5. Did the bell come from Target too? I've been searching for one for a Christmas project. Love the way it turned out, it matches perfectly.

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  6. Hi there, one of your newest followers, first time poster. I thought this post was just fabulous. I wish I had a fire place to hang something like that off!

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