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Personalized Christmas Stocking Sign

Americana® Acrylics

Personalized Christmas Stocking Sign
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Personalized Christmas Stocking Sign

designed by Donna Bush

Hang Christmas stockings from a family sign, made personal with Americana® Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Santa Red (DA170)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

DecoArt Media® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (DMM24)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Between the Lines - Solid (12" x 12") (PYB101)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • #8 flat brush
  • wooden plaque (5" x 18") (Michaels - ArtMinds)
  • ultra fine point Sharpie® marker
  • seven brass screw eyes
  • cosmetic foam wedge
  • drill and small drill bit
  • E6000 Glue
  • wire cutters
  • painters tape
  • scissors
  • 24 gauge craft wire
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • pre-drilled wood beads
  • galvanized letters (Hobby Lobby)
  • wood stocking ornaments (Michaels)
  • bone ornament (Michaels)
  • twine (optional)
  • stripe stencil (see Note)
  • Bristol board (or thin masking tape: optional)


NOTE: If you do not have a stripe stencil, make your own with a piece of Bristol board and a craft knife or use narrow masking tape to create stripes.

  1. Use a #8 flat brush to basecoat the plaque rim, stocking top, and bone Snow White.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Lamp Black to paint the inside of the plaque.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Santa Red to paint the stocking bottom.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Position vertically and secure a stripe stencil with painter's tape. (See photo for placement.) Pour a small puddle of Ultra-Matte Varnish on a palette or plastic plate. Mix in a few drops of Lamp Black. Use a cosmetic sponge wedge to apply a thin coat of the mix to create vertical stripes.
    Step 3 Example
  5. When the vertical stripes are dry, reposition the stencil horizontally. Repeat the application of mix from STEP 4 to create plaid.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Drill a hole in the top corner of the stocking. Thread a piece of twine through the hole and knot.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a fine point marker and the Between the Lines Solid stencil to personalize the stockings and bone. Add stitch marks with the marker.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Ultra-Matte Varnish to seal the plaque. When dry, position and glue letters of your choice inside the plaque.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Thread beads on a piece of wire. (I deconstructed a bead garland but you can use painted beads of your choice.)
    Step 8 Example
  10. Attach screw eyes to the top left and right corners of the plaque. Attach the wired beads to the screw eyes.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Attach evenly-spaced small screw eyes on bottom of plaque.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Thread twine through the screw eyes and tie in a small bow.
    Step 11 Example