The holiday season is upon us and you can’t forget the Christmas stockings. There are many ways to display your stockings and we’re sharing 18 different stocking display ideas.
Stockings are a quintessential part of Christmas decorations! You’ve gotta have stockings hung somewhere in your home by Christmas Eve!
Of course, the most traditional place to hang stockings is on the mantel of your fireplace. And yes, it is truly the perfect spot.
Bot everyone has a fireplace to hang stockings. Some fireplaces are working fireplaces and you don’t want to risk catching your stockings on fire. Or it could be like our fireplace with no mantle at all! So what are other ways to display stockings?
Well, you’re in luck today because there are truly so many Christmas stocking ideas! You could use a wooden decorative ladder to hang them, an old coat rack, or just about anything that has hooks that can be used to display Christmas stockings.
From mantels to walls, railings to table settings, these 18 creative ways to display Christmas stockings are sure to inspire you! I’m sure you’ll find a fun way to hang your stockings and get into the holiday spirit!
Get creative and hang traditional stockings on a bookshelf. The shelf acts as a mantel when you don't have a fireplace, and adding a festive garland to the shelf will give your living room that touch of Christmas cheer.
The easiest way to hang stockings from a shelf, like this, is to simply add a Command hook to the top of the shelf and hang the stockings from the hook.
This is how we hung the stockings on our shelves last year, all huddled at one end for an asymmetrical look. I also added garland asymmetrical on the top and the opposite side of the shelves for balance.
Minimal and modern stocking holders are easy to make and look great on a fireplace mantel or shelf when you display your stockings across in a row. This creative idea could also be used on an entertainment center or TV stand.
Instead of displaying all your stockings in a row across the fireplace, group them all for a modern look to one side. I love this asymmetrical look! This is an ideal way to add them to a working fireplace to be sure they don't catch on fire.
You can't forget the Christmas stockings even if you have a small space! These wall hooks are easy to make from scrap wood, and you can hang them anywhere. Add them to a gallery wall or on the wall next to the fireplace.
Keep the stockings out of the hands of little ones by hanging them from a curtain rod. Whether you use handmade stockings or you have stockings you purchased, they will be front and center when hanging in the window.
Be sure your stocking stuffers don't weigh a lot because you don't want to bend your rod or risk it pulling out fo the wall.
You can still hang Christmas stockings on a modern fireplace surround without a mantel. Add rustic charm to your holiday decorations using wood slices. Command hooks adhere to the fireplace and will come off without any damage.
One of my favorite ways to use stockings in your Christmas decorations is to make great utensil holders for holiday place settings! Add a custom monogram tag for each family member to personalize the stocking so they can take it home.
Use mini stockings to decorate your tree by making them into a garland. Choose bright and cheery colors and patterns, or customize them to match your Christmas tree color scheme. You can even hang it on a mantle or anywhere else you want for a fun touch of holiday cheer.
What welcomes guests better than a festive stocking wreath on the front door? This colorful stocking is easy to make, and if this style doesn't fit your decor, you can easily make one that does.
So many fun Christmas stocking display ideas right?
However you choose to hang your Christmas stockings up this year, don’t forget to add a personal touch, whether it’s incorporating family names or crafting handmade stocking tags for a truly unique and sentimental feel.
And, of course, think beyond the traditional mantel – try hanging stockings on staircases, windows doorways, or even a dedicated stocking ladder for an unexpected twist. If you’re feeling crafty, embrace the DIY magic by creating your own stockings or crafting unique decorations.
Remember, the holidays are all about joy, so have a blast showcasing your creativity with these festive stocking display ideas!