This is a quick and easy build. These stocking hangers would make a great gift, or an addition to your holiday decor. You can make 6 stocking hangers from one 8 foot 1x6 board, which you can find at most home improvement stores. You could even use scrap wood to build these houses, as they can be customized to fit whatever size of wood you have handy. This project is perfect for a beginner woodworker.

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Cordless Drill
    Cordless Drill
  • Small Drill Bit
    Small Drill Bit
  • Hammer
  • Scroll Saw or Jig Saw
    Scroll Saw or Jig Saw


Wood Products

  • 1 1 x 6 board , 96” x 1" x 6"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Box of 1 ¼” Pocket Hole Screws (See tools list)
  • 6 2” nails or screws (I used horseshoe nails)
  • 1 Wood Glue
  • 1 Measuring Tape
  • 1 Choice of Sandpaper, Stain or Paint, Polyurethane
  • 1 Eye & Ear protection and other safety gear

Cut List & Parts

  • 6 Base , 6"x1"x6"
  • 4 Houses , 10 ½”x1"x6"
  • 1 Houses , 6 ½”x1"x6"
  • 1 Houses , 8 ½”x1"x6"


  • Purchase a 1x6 board

    Make sure you get a nice, straight board, without many knots.

    Trace the included templates onto the board, or draw them yourself. You’ll also need 1- 6” board as a base for each Christmas house. The plans call for 6 houses and 6 bases per board.

  • Prep

    I used my Multimark to mark make sure my lines were straight and even. Then I marked where I wanted my nail to be for hanging the stockings.

    Use a scroll saw or jig saw to cut out your houses. Drill a small pilot hole for the nail.

  • Drill & Stain

    Drill pocket holes in the 6” bases. Sand, then stain or paint all of your pieces.

  • Attach Base to House

    Use 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and wood glue to attach your 6” base pieces to the backside of your house.

  • Insert Stocking Hanger

    Drive a cute screw or nail into your pilot hole. This is what you will hang your stocking on. I used a 2” horseshoe nail.

  • Decorate

    Place on your mantle. You can add tea light candles or a strand of twinkle lights behind the houses, so the light glows through your windows. I recommend using battery operated lights, just in case one gets knocked over.