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10 places to hang your Christmas stockings even better than the fireplace

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There are actually cuter ways to hang your holiday stockings than on a mantle

'Twas the Night Before Christmas tells us that our stockings must be hung by the chimney with care — but what happens if you don't have a chimney?

It's a sad thought to think that Santa would skip over your household just because you don't have a traditional mantle to hang your Christmas stockings on. Fortunately, that will never happen because we have 10 clever places to hang them that are even better than a fireplace, chimney or mantle.

More: 9 ways to decorate your holiday table that don't involve cranberries or poinsettias

1. Fake a mantle with a shelf

There are actually cuter ways to hang your holiday stockings than on a mantle
Image: The Golden Sycamore

The Golden Sycamore used some simple twine and a couple of clothespins to create a gorgeous scene for the family's stockings.

2. Use an open wall

An open wall is the perfect place to string up your stockings. Just use some 3M Command hooks (Target, $4) to hang them up, then cover the hooks with some strategically placed garland.

3. DIY wall mantle

There are actually cuter ways to hang your holiday stockings than on a mantle
Image: Brit + Co

This cute cloth mantle takes a little skill and elbow grease, but the outcome is adorable. Brit + Co has step-by-step directions here.

4. Season-appropriate hooks

There are actually cuter ways to hang your holiday stockings than on a mantle
Image: I Heart Naptime

I Heart Naptime has a fun DIY for this display using scrap wood, an old pair of men's pajama pants and reindeer hooks from Hobby Lobby.

5. An old ladder

There are actually cuter ways to hang your holiday stockings than on a mantle
Image: The Everyday Home

Farmhouse style is so in right now, and hanging your stockings from a worn-in ladder is totally on trend.

Up next: 5 more ideas for hanging your Christmas stockings

Originally published December 2013. Updated December 2016.

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