How to Hang Christmas Stockings Without a Fireplace Mantel

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Every year, I look forward to hanging our Christmas stockings up here at the farmhouse. In fact, the stockings are probably my favorite Christmas item to put out, after the Christmas trees of course! And even though we have a fireplace here in our home, I don’t usually hang our stockings on the mantel. I like to think outside the box when I’m deciding how to hang our Christmas stockings, and that’s exactly what today’s post is about. Today on the blog I’m sharing 11 creative ways to hang stockings without a fireplace mantel! So if you don’t have a fireplace or a mantel in your home, or if you’re like me and you like to do things a little differently just because, this post is for you! Hope you enjoy it!!

How to Hang Christmas Stockings on Your Furniture

Hang a stocking on your drawer pulls.

How sweet does this Christmas stocking look hanging from the drawer of this vintage, wooden cabinet? I also love this idea for a child’s bedroom dresser too! Though I will say, this idea works best on a piece of furniture with rounded knobs, or knobs that have a little lip to hold the stocking hanger.

ticking stripe Christmas stocking hanging from antique wood cabinet

Display them tucked into a dresser drawer.

What if you love the previous idea, but your drawer pulls aren’t round or the stocking won’t hang from the knobs? Hang the stocking on the corner of the drawer face. Or you could even slightly tuck the top of the stocking into the drawer so that it hangs over the front of the drawer. Alternatively, mount a command hook inside the door but upside down. This will give that loop at the top of your stocking something to hold onto inside the drawer.

white knitted stocking tucked into vintage wood dresser drawer
vintage white knitted Christmas stocking hanging from dresser drawer

Hang them on the posts of a bed or the posts of a dining chair.

Take a look at your furniture, especially any pieces of furniture that have posts. Your bed posts, or the posts on your dining chairs could be the perfect little spot to hang a stocking! We’ve even hung them from our old wooden, highchair before!

How to Hang Stockings on a Door

Hang Your Stockings on a Door Knob.

We hung these red and white Christmas stockings on the sliding barn door knobs last year and I loved the way they looked! It gave the perfect peek-a-boo view into the guest bedroom. Click here to see the rest of this guest bedroom all done up for Christmas.

red and white Christmas stockings hung on vintage iron door knobs

Hang Stockings on the Face of the Door.

Use command hooks or wreath hangers to hang your Christmas stockings on a door in place of a Christmas wreath! You can even fill the stockings with faux evergreen stems for an extra festive touch.

Get Creative and Hang Your Stockings on a Kitchen Cabinet Doors

A lot of people hang mini wreaths on their kitchen cabinet doors! Why not do the same with mini stockings? You can use command hooks on the front of the doors, or even hang the stockings from some festive ribbon. If you use ribbon, you can mount a command hook upside down on the inside of your cabinet door. This will give you a place to attach your ribbon inside the cabinet door.

Hanging Stockings on Your Shelves

Use Stocking Holders on the Edges of a Bookshelf

Just because you don’t have a fireplace, doesn’t mean you can’t use those festive stocking holders to display your stockings. You can also use Christmas stocking holders to hang your Christmas stockings on the ledge of a bookshelf or even from your built-in shelving!

Display Your Stockings on a Peg Rail Shelf

Look around your home and think about any hooks or pegs or hanging storage you already have. You can hang your Christmas stockings on your wall hooks or from the pegs on a peg rail shelf! The peg rail shelf below was a recent DIY in the upstairs bathroom, and how sweet does this red and white knit stocking look hanging on the hooks?! Click here for the DIY peg rail shelf tutorial.

knit red and white Christmas stocking hung on a peg rail shelf
knit stocking and candy cane garland hanging from a peg rail shelf
vintage Santa, candy cane garland, and chunky knit stocking hanging on peg rail shelf

Hang Stockings from an Accordion Hanging Rack

As an alternative to the built-in peg rail, you could hang up a vintage accordion hanging rack. We have one of these right by our front doors and to be honest, I haven’t gotten around to styling it since we hung it up. But I thought it looked pretty with a stocking hanging from one of the hooks!

white knit Christmas stocking hanging from vintage wood accordion rack
vintage cottage style farmhouse in white and woodgrain

Creative Ways to Hang Stockings Throughout Your Home

How to Hang Stockings on Stair Railing

Secure your stockings from the stair railing with zip ties or ribbon. This could be especially pretty if you were already hanging greenery or a garland on the stair railing. Then just layer in your stockings wherever you like. 

Use Your Window Ledges as a Mantel

Window ledges are another great unexpected place to hang up stockings. You can use a stocking hanger, or even command hooks on the ledges of your window in the same way you would if you were hanging the stockings from a fireplace mantel. 

I had so much writing this post and sharing my ideas for hanging stockings without a fireplace! And I hope sharing my ideas for how to hang Christmas stockings without a mantel brought you a little inspiration today. If you don’t have a fireplace in your home, or if you’re like me and like to be a little creative with your holiday decorating… I hope this post has given you a few new creative ways to hang stockings in your home this Christmas! Thanks for stopping by the blog today, and as always, thanks so much for following along…

Love, Brittany

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