Add some greenery to your mantel with this clever stocking hanger. This is one of our Christmas craft ideas for the holiday season. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial for this Tomato Cage Christmas Tree project. We have downloadable instructions, too.
Skill Level: Novice
Time: 12 to 24 hours, including paint drying time
Cost: Less than $50
Tools and Materials
- Stocking hook
- 6 in. terra-cotta pot
- Small rosemary topiary
- Potting soil
- Paint primer
- Metallic paint
- Sea sponge
- A piece of 1 in. × 8 in. lumber cut into an 8-in. square (Home Depot can cut this for you if needed)
- Wood screws
- Rock aggregate
Prime your stocking hook and terra-cotta pot with a coat of primer. Let them dry for 4-6 hours.
Then paint your pot, the wooden base and the stocking hook. Use the sponge to create a rough texture in the paint. Let them dry another 4-6 hours.
Attach your stocking hook to your 8 inch x 8 inch square wood base using wood screws.
Now plant the topiary in the pot. Put a 2-inch layer of rock aggregate in the pot. Cover this rock layer with your soil.
Gently plant your rosemary plant inside its new pot, packing in the potting soil.
Place your topiary pot atop the wooden base on your mantel, and hang your stocking ready for Santa.
Download printable instructions for this Topiary Stocking Hanger craft project and get started!