Christmas stockings conjure notions of cheer and joy as soon as you see them, which makes them a fantastic and effortless addition to holiday decor. Tradition touts, “Hang your stockings by the chimney with care.” But luckily, those without a fireplace or mantel — or even people needing to break with tradition — have many alternatives for hanging their stockings this holiday season.
In the window. Show off those festive stockings by hanging them for all the world to see. Use Control pins or a tension pole to prevent damage.
In the bedroom. While stockings at the bedroom may not be revolutionary, hanging Christmas stockings on the bed might be. Try them at the foot or — if you’re courageous — onto a tall headboard.
On doors. Hang them inside bedroom doorknobs or outside on your entry door. Utilize door wreath hangers as pins.
On a chalkboard. Display your sleeves by hanging them from cut a huge chalkboard, such as KeriAnne’s chalkboard made from a vintage window. Get creative and have your nearest and dearest compose their orders to Santa under their stocking.
On the stairway. Hang them in the banister. Hand made these beautiful knit stockings from old sweaters over at Remodelaholics.
On a ladder. Whether your style is contemporary or rustic, you can find a ladder for both and everything in between. Have not been able to obtain the ideal ladder? Make your personal, as Jenn has done here.
On a shutter. Similar to a ladder, a shutter, like this one from Clarendon Lane, could be transferred anywhere in the house — put on the floor, leaned against the wall or set on a sideboard. It can be mounted onto the wall horizontally or vertically, as shown here. The photograph ledge makes a fantastic substitute for a mantel and can be transitioned quite easily from regular decor to holiday.
From a branch. Utilize a natural element, like a branch or a piece of driftwood, in your holiday decor by placing it on your wall including Jaime has done here. Stockings could be hung using ribbon.
On a sideboard or hutch. Hang one stocking from the surface of a hutch or hang multiple stockings from a sideboard utilizing stocking hooks.
On a string. Yes, you caught me. This is technically hung onto a fireplace, but do not let this picture fool you. You could hang this string anywhere — vertically or horizontally on the wall, or along the edge of a cabinet — to add a little holiday cheer. Use clips or clothespins, such as Melissa has done here, to hang every stocking.
Just remember: For each of these options, make sure that your hangers are mounted correctly and packaged carefully for security on Christmas morning.
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