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12 Alternative Ways to Display Christmas Stockings (No Fireplace Needed!)

12 Alternative Ways to Display Christmas Stockings (No Fireplace Needed!)

How does Santa get inside homes without a chimney? He uses a magic key, of course.* But where do you hang Christmas stockings if you don't have a fireplace/mantel? Just about anywhere, but these 12 clever ideas are  particularly noteworthy. 

Laura used a shell she scored at Goodwill for a whole $5. Click here to see how she made the NO-SEW stockings displayed. 

Photo: Our Prairie Home Blog

If you don't have a shelf, a 2 x 4 could do just as well, especially if it's tarted up as sweetly as this one found on Shelterness:

Photo: Shelterness

An old coat rack lends a rustic touch to these Pottery Barn stockings. (Spotted at Little Inspirations.)

Photo: Pottery Barn 

Another clever, rustic idea, using an accordion cup rack. 

Photo: Country Living

If you happen to have some deer antlers on hand, they might make for the perfect stocking hangers. (No link back to this idea, which I spotted on Pinterest. If anyone knows its origins, please let me know.)

Photo: Pinterest
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Maegan hung her stockings from a console table, which, by the way, wasn't damaged in the process, thanks to her clever hidden tack trick.

Photo: Love Maegan

Sometimes stocking hanging points are serendipitous. Like the protruding corners of this bar cart, for example. 

Photo: Stephanie White

Centsational Girl hung her stockings in window, which frames them nicely. The result is refreshingly unexpected, especially since she hung them in a kitchen window.

Photo: Centsational Girl via Houzz

Also unexpected is this idea for stocking garland from Martha Stewart. Not the garland part, but the fact that it was hung between two chairs. 

Photo: Martha Stewart

We've all seen stockings hung from stately stairway banisters, but not all of us have those. A more modest stair railing, however, can serve the purpose just was well. Charming!

Photo: Natasha in Oz

If you're willing to do some building, this idea from Maiden D'Shade might be the way to go, which can be used off-season as a kid-sized catch-all. It was made with old fence boards, but an alternative might be pallet boards. 

Photo: Maiden D'Shade

And, finally, if you're really really set on a fireplace from which to hang your stockings, you can always build your own just for the purpose. That's what Lisa did. A homemade wooden box for the firebox and found logs for the surround/mantel and you're halfway there!

Photo: Over the Big Moon

For more stocking hanging alternatives, check out this post as well. 

*DIYing a "magic" key could make for a fun family project. All it would take is an old-looking key, a message to Santa, and a bit of ribbon. 

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