No Mantel? No Problem! How to Hang Stockings!

No mantel? No problem! Other creative ways to hang stockings!One of the most traditional Christmas customs is the hanging of the stockings. Everyone knows they go on the mantel, above the fireplace. The fireplace is often the centerpiece of Christmas decor. But what happens when there’s no fireplace? You get creative! Check out these great alternatives to decorating without a fireplace.

You can always have some fun and make your own! (source)

We love this ladder option for hanging stockings. It seems so cozy. (source)


This headboard makes a great location for stockings.

Makeshift Mantel

Shutters with garland. Why didn’t we think of that? See the tutorial here.

Use shutters as a place to hang stockings should you not have a fireplace.:

A dresser makes a great mantel substitute, too. The knobs are perfect for holding stockings and the top can be adorned with your favorite decorations. (source)


This festive hutch makes a great focal point for Christmas decor.

Is finding a place to hang your stocking really the only challenge? Here’s a sweet solution. (affiliate)

Other ideas to consider

A washi tape Christmas tree wall! Placed behind a gift table, this quickly becomes a fun, quirky focal point!

Here’s a round up of ideas for making the staircase the star of your decor! Folks won’t even be looking for your Christmas tree!

Modern Snowflake Garland

And in the end, if it comes down to you HAVING to have a fireplace, but your budget doesn’t include a major renovation, these babies are an affordable-ish alternative. (affiliate)

Real Flame Ashley Indoor Gel Fireplace - Mahogany

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