No mantel? No fireplace? No problem! Hanging stockings without a mantel is simple! And it works whether you have a fireplace or not.
After we totally modernized our fireplace with a sleek concrete finish, we no longer had a mantel for stockings. But we came up with an idea for hanging stockings without a mantel and it’s an easy and stylish solution that looks great and it works with or without a fireplace!
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How to Hang Stockings Without a Mantel or Fireplace
Supplies for hanging a stocking without a mantel or fireplace:
Steps for hanging stockings without a mantel or fireplace:
1) Position your hook in the center of your wood slice and mark the screw holes. Then, drill pilot holes on the spots you have marked.
2) Attach your hook.
3) Follow the instructions on the Command Strips, positioning your strip in the middle of your wood slice.
4) Finally, attach the strips to your fireplace or wall. Again, be careful to follow the instructions provided by Command to ensure good adhesion.
Done! How easy is that?! And remember, if you don’t have a fireplace, you could place these anywhere.
I’m sad to say I hadn’t yet figured out this solution for the photo below, therefore I nailed the birch pieces to the wall, and then had to repair the nail holes. 🙁 But I included the photo to show that they look great on a typical sheetrock/paint wall.
So, the possibilities are endless! Don’t go without hanging your stockings just because you don’t have a fireplace or mantel! I love the way this looks on our fireplace, and they would be equally beautiful on a traditional brick or wood fireplace or wherever you want to hang them!
If you try this solution for hanging stockings without a mantel, we’d love to see it! Submit your your photo here.
And take a look at some other great Christmas DIY Projects:
Thanks to Tasha for this tutorial! To see more from Tasha of Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body, see how she transformed an outdated, cultured marble vanity with concrete and how she made her own screen door. And for sure check out her easy DIY chevron Sharpie mugs–they make PERFECT Christmas gifts.
Post originally published 12.7.14. // Updated 11.23.2020