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12 Places to hang stockings if you don't have a fireplace

Galit Breen is a Minnesota writer. On any given day she can be found juggling three kids, one husband, one puggle and her laptop. Galit has had essays published in several anthologies, is the editor of Pens and Paint, a series anthology ...

No fireplace, no problem

When the stockings can't hang from the mantel with care... Try one of our 12 clever ideas of where to hang stockings if you don't have a fireplace.

Step outside of your Christmas decorating comfort zone and try one of our 12 creative places to hang your Christmas stockings!

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Use a decorative stand

Use a decorative stand to hang stockings

Photo credit: Gfunkified

Greta is a stay-at-home mom of four kids, which makes the holidays so much more complicated and exciting. She spends her free time at her blog, Gfunkified. Greta says, "If you don't have a mantel but you do have small kids, one way to get them even more excited about Christmas morning is to hang the stockings at their eye level by using a decorative stand."

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Hook it up

Hang stockings from a hook

Photo credit: Sisters from Another Mister

Nicole Morgan is a mother of two and the clever blogger behind Sisters from Another Mister. Nicole says, "Make use of hooks that are already up, such as this storage shelf."

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Make use of furniture you already have

Hang stockings from a bench

Photo credit: Sisters from Another Mister

Nicole also suggests that "an entryway bench can be decorated for the holidays!"

4

Ribbons and garlands and stockings, oh my!

Hang stockings from ribbons

Photo credit: Fynes Designs

Virginia Fynes is the creator of Fynes Designs, a place where she creates, inspires and parents with original crafts, home decor, delicious recipes, party ideas, holiday style and affordable designs. Virginia suggests using the season's prettiest decorations — ribbons and garlands — to meet your creative stocking needs. She says, "I love these chic ribbon stockings; they look so elegant lining the edge of the staircase, waiting for Santa to arrive!"

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Look at your shelves in a (clever) new way

Hang stockings from bookshelves

Photo credit: Nuts About Needlepoint

Janet M. Perry is the "Internet's needlepoint expert" at Nuts About Needlepoint. She says, "We have a fireplace, but our mantel is stone and, even worse, slants down, so you can't even use the standing hangers. Between the kitchen and family room we have a half bookshelf, with a lip along the top. We fastened strong cup hooks under that, so they're hidden!"

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Let your window lead the way to festive

Hang stockings from windows

Photo credit: Probably Rachel

Rachel Kerstetter is a communications professional by day and by night she blogs about marriage, home ownership and living with Type 1 diabetes at her blog, Probably Rachel. She says, "In college, my roommate taped stockings to our window!"

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