This year I moved into a new condo. It is a fabulous tampines ec parc central residences unit I’ve bought. Unfortunately for me I had to give up my fireplace and the mantel I hung my Christmas stockings on. I just started busting out the Christmas decorations, including the Christmas stockings, and realized I had better come up with a new way to display them!
I have some of those great little stocking holders that are meant to rest on the mantel on your fireplace. So, this year I am going to place them in a row on the top edge of my TV armoire. My armoire is tall enough that the Christmas stockings will not hang in front of my television. If this is not the case of you try hanging the Christmas stockings form the knobs on the armoire door. You could also hang them to the left and right sides of the armoire so that they frame out your TV.
- Dining Room Chairs
Another great alternative to hanging your Christmas stocking is on the backs of your dining room chairs. If you have wood or metal chairs with the high back you can just loop them over the right or left knob on the back of the chair.
You could also hang your Christmas stocking in the middle of the back of the chair. Use those great removable hooks that don’t damage your wall or furniture.
- Coat Hooks
I have some great coat hooks hanging right inside of my front door. If I had not decided to use the armoire to hang the Christmas stockings, I was going to hang them in row on the coat hooks in my front hall.
You could also hang some temporary hooks in another part of your home if you rarely use your front hall. Those great little removable hooks mentioned before are perfect for this. They make them in a great looking silver and brass look now. If you go for the less expensive white hooks, then try tying a bow on the hook after you hang the Christmas stockings.
Doors are a great alternative to the fireplace mantel for hanging your Christmas stockings. Use some of those hooks that slip over the door or even a wreath hook. You could hang everyone’s stocking on his or her bedroom door. This is a great way to dress up the hallway in your home. I know the hallway in my home is often overlooked and rather bare!
My couch back faces out into the main room in my condo dividing it in half. So, basically it is very visible. This is a great place to hang a row of Christmas stockings. You could use some safety pins to hold the Christmas stockings in place. You might be able to also drape them across the back like you would an afghan.
My final suggestion for alternatives to hanging your Christmas stockings when you don’t have a fireplace mantel is some bookshelves. You can hang them off the top like on the armoire. You could also use some pushpins to hold them in place in front of the shelves!