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!

1

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."

2

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."

3

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!"

5

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!"

6

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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