DIY Christmas Stocking Hanging

Create a DIY stocking hanging this holiday season to display your Christmas stockings! This is a great alternative to a regular fireplace mantel.

Do you have a fireplace with a mantel where you hang your Christmas stockings? If you answered yes, I'm a little jealous. I do not. So I've had to get a little creative in this house for Christmas stocking hanging. Here is what I'm doing this year. I made a DIY stocking holder and I absolutely love it! Maybe not quite as much as I would love to have a fireplace and mantel but it's a close second!

In years past I have hung the stockings on the staircase bannister, on an old ladder, and from a shelf. This DIY stocking holder has those beat. Take a look:

And it was so so simple to make. I promise. No woodworking skills required. Let me show you how.

Materials Needed:

  • 1" x 6" plywood board (length that fits your needs)
  • Red paint
  • Sanding sponge (optional)
  • Antiquing wax (optional)
  • Snowflake transfer from Chalk Couture
  • Chalkology pastes in colors of your choice (I used white and grays)
  • Glass knobs


Step One

Using a HomeRight Super Finish Max paint sprayer (no brushes and rollers for me!) paint the board. A HomeRight paint sprayer is one of my most favorite tools and I believe it is a must-have in every DIYers workshop. I don't like painting. In fact, I kind of really detest it. So if there is a way for me to get out of that mess, I'm all in. Which is why I save up all of my DIY projects for nice weather day. I line up my wood on a tarp outside, and get the painting done quickly and easily.

Step Two

Once the paint is dry, you can age or distress the edges using dark wax and/or a sanding sponge.

Now it's time to decorate your board however you like! Of course I chose to add snowflakes using the Chalk Couture Snowflakes transfer and white Chalkology pastes. You could use vinyl stickers instead or if you're more talented than I am, you may add snowflakes using white craft paints and free-hand paint the snowflakes. I don't have that kind of time or talent so I'll stick with Chalk Couture products.

Step Four

Add the glass knobs. I placed a knob in the center of each large snowflake.

I also lightly sanded over the entire painted board to distress the snowflakes. I love the aged look. Do you?

Step Five

All that is left to do is hang the stocking holder board on the wall. I attached picture hangers on the back and then hung on my wall.

Lastly add the Christmas stockings! I had to double up - looks like I need to make a bigger board!!! How many stockings will you fill this year?

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