When I think of decorating for Christmas, I think of a beautifully decorated mantle. Unfortunately, I do not live in a house with a mantle right now. I wanted something small that I could mount on a wall to hang stockings from. I thought that our Arched Wall Box would be a perfect solution! I found this adorable Stocking Santa in Maxine Thomas’ Country Primitives 18 and thought it would be the cutest addition to the Wall Box. I enlarged her pattern by 250% in order for it to fill the surface and followed her instructions to paint the Santa.
I also wanted to add a festive phrase to the front of the box. Using a pattern from Nib + Ink, I lettered “Merry & Bright” with a script liner brush. I also stenciled some Holly in the corners to relate the design of the front of the box to the back.
I can’t wait to fill this box with Holiday greenery, add some hooks to the sides and hang our stockings!