DIY Christmas Cottage Stocking Holders

Maria Provenzano is in the Christmas Corner making a fun and festive DIY.


  • Wood birdhouses
  • White puffy paint
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Star Anise
  • Wood stain
  • Paint brush
  • Rag
  • Hooks
  • Rice, sand, stones, or plaster for filler
  • Optional: Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Optional: Additional embellishments
DIY Christmas Cottage Stocking Holders


1. Using a paintbrush and rag, stain birdhouse with desired stain color
a. For a lighter tone, wipe off stain immediately after brushing on
b. For a darker tone, leave stain on for 5 minutes before wiping off
2. Once stain has dried, decorate cottage with white puffy paint to mimic snow
3. Add cinnamon sticks to create look of a log cabin. Use hot glue to secure.
4. Optional: Add additional embellishments
5. Attach hook
6. Fill cottage with sand, rice, stones, or plaster to hold it down
7. Place on mantel, hang stocking and enjoy!

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