How to Hang Stockings Without a Fireplace


Stockings are a traditional Christmas decoration customarily hung from the mantle above a fireplace. If you don't have a fireplace, it doesn't mean you can't hang stockings. With a little thought, you'll find several creative places to hang your Christmas stockings. These locations add a unique twist to this traditional Christmas decoration, making them a focal point of your holiday decor.

Things You'll Need

  • Nails or self-adhesive hooks
  • Bows
  • Ribbon
  • Coat rack
  • Hang stockings on a wall. Simply hammer nails into the wall at the locations you want them to hang, or, to avoid damaging the wall surface, hang self-adhesive hooks. Hang the stockings on the nails or hooks. Attach bows to the nails or hooks over the loops of the stockings to add more interest.

  • Suspend stockings from a banister. Cut a length of ribbon and tie one end of it to the end of a banister. Loop the ribbon around the top of the banister and thread the loop of a stocking onto the ribbon at any location. Allow the stocking to hang down from the ribbon underneath the banister. Continue looping the ribbon around the banister and threading stockings onto the ribbon. Tie the end of the ribbon to the end of the banister once all the stockings are hung.

  • Display stockings from a coat rack. Remove the coats on a wall-mounted or self-standing coat rack. (You also can buy coat racks specifically for displaying your stockings.) Hang the loops of the stockings over the hooks or pegs of the coat rack.

  • Arrange stockings on knobs. Hang the loops of your stockings from the knobs of a dresser, China cabinet, hutch or entertainment center. In addition to having a place to display your stockings, decorative stockings can dress up a piece of furniture for the holiday season.

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