If you are wondering how you are going to hang Christmas stockings without a fireplace mantle in your home, I have some great ideas that will help you find something that works for your home.
Hanging stockings at Christmas time is one of the most popular traditions and just because you don’t have the traditional fireplace to hang them on, doesn’t mean that you still can’t participate in this tradition.
Christmas stockings can be a great way to decorate your home during the holidays and most of all super fun to get all those fun stocking stuffers on Christmas morning.
Here are 5 creative ways that you can hang your Christmas stockings if you don’t have a fireplace.
Use a Christmas Stocking Holder For The Wall
Wooden Christmas stocking holders have become quite popular in the past few years. There are all kinds of great holders that you can find that easily hang on the wall and hold as many stockings as you would want to hang.
This is a nice option if you don’t have a fireplace but you do have plenty of wall space where you can hang the stockings.
The thing that I like most about this idea is that these stocking holders also double as cute Christmas decorations and most of them can be personalized with things like your family’s name as well as the number of pegs or hooks you need for the stockings.
I actually purchased a “the stockings were hung” sign that we have used for the past 3 years to hang the stockings on the wall above our couch. Here are some of my favorite stocking holders that you can hang on your wall this Christmas.
If you are looking for some sort of specific stocking hanger for your home, I recommend that you check out Etsy.com as you can find all sorts of great ideas and just about anything you would need to hang stockings on your wall with one of these signs.
Hang Your Stockings On Your Stairs
If you have a two story home another idea you could do that looks really nice is to hang your Christmas stockings from the stairs.
There are several different ways that you can do this depending on where your stairs are and what type of banister you have.
One way would be to simple take some thin ribbon and hang the stockings right over the railing so they simply hang down. You could then cover up the railing with some sort of decorative ribbon or garland if you wanted to hide the way you hung the stockings.
If you have a staircase that is open on one side to your main living area you could also hang the stockings at the bottom of the stairs so that they hang on the wall going up instead of at the top of the railing area. You would hang the stockings with rope or ribbon right around the balusters that go down the stairs.
Buy a Decorative Christmas Stocking Stand Holder
If you don’t mind spending some money this year in order to display your Christmas stockings, you can also consider buying a stocking stand holder. These are different than the holders above in that these stand on the ground and you can place your stockings on them in any fashion you wish.
They sort of almost look like a mini-coat rack for Christmas stockings or some horizontal and almost mimic a fireplace mantle area.
Something like this would be nice if you have plenty of floor space and you want to make sure that the stockings are easily seen. Here are some options that you can consider if you want to go this route.
Use Command Hooks to Hang Your Christmas Stockings On the Wall
I admit that I use Command Hooks for lots of different things when it comes to decorating for the holidays. I use them to hang wreaths, hang any type of signs, as well as hang up other decorations on the walls.
What I like about these is that you don’t have to worry about putting a whole in the wall to hang something or ruining the paint job on your walls. If you pay attention to the weight limits on the different Command Hooks you shouldn’t have a problem with hanging decorations around your home.
Using Command Hooks to hang your stockings on the wall can save you some money as well as just give you a simple, classic look.
If you don’t want a big sign or stand and you don’t have the fireplace mantle to hang them from, play it easy and safe with hanging the stockings off clear Command Hooks.
A cool thing that I recently found out as well, Command does make decorative hooks as well. This means you could choose one of the decorative style hooks if you want a bit more fashion for hanging your stockings but still easily be able to remove the hooks without damaging your walls.
Hang Stockings From a Shelf or Dresser You Already Have
If you really want to save some money this year, utilize a dresser, shelf or other furniture that you already have in your home to hang your stockings. The free and simple way to hang the stockings would be to use any hooks or knobs that the furniture already has.
If you don’t mind spending some money, I would once again recommend the Command Hooks that you can attach to your furniture in order to keep the stockings in place. You can then decorate over the Command Hooks with some type of matching Christmas garland.
This idea would work well if the dresser or even entertainment center is close to the Christmas tree and is in the main room of your home so everyone can see the stockings.
Just remember to hang the stockings so that if you needed you could still utilize the shelf or furniture for what you may need it for.
Although you always see those iconic pictures of Christmas stockings hung on the fireplace mantle, you definitely don’t have to have a fireplace in order to hang your stockings in your home.
You just may need to get creative and utilize the space you do have in order to decorate your home and continue your Christmas stocking traditions.