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Where to Hang Stockings When You Don’t Have a Mantel

December 14, 2015

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Hey friends!  Today, I am talking about a Christmas decorating dilemma…  Here's the thing.  Lots of people have mantels from which to hang their Christmas stockings, but lots of people don't.  We have always had a mantel until we moved into our current home, which is contemporary. We have been embracing the contemporary architecture since we moved in, including totally modernizing our fireplace with a sleek concrete finish.  To get the clean look we wanted, it meant we had to sacrifice a mantel.  That left us with the question of where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel.

Good news!  We have solved the problem of where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel.  This solution is inexpensive and easy, a winning combination :)  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Where to Hang Stockings When You Don't Have a Mantel

Materials needed:

AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Such an easy and creative solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

Steps:

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.

AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Such an easy and creative solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

2) Attach your hook.

AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Such an easy and creative solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

3) Follow the instructions on the Command Reclosable Hanging Strips, positioning your strip in the middle of your wood slice.

AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Such an easy and creative solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

4) Finally, attach the strips to your fireplace or wall.  Again, be careful to follow the instructions provided by Command to ensure good adhesion.  Then press each wood slice onto the corresponding strip and you are done!  I think this is such a stylish and practical solution to the “no mantel” problem.

AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Such an easy and creative solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Such an easy and creative solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Such an easy and creative solution from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

Christmas Home Tour 2015 ~ Tons of Christmas decorating inspiration and ideas!

LOVE! This DIY Christmas card display is so cute and easy to make!

How easy is that?!  If you don't have a fireplace, you could place these anywhere.  In fact, two years ago, we hung ours on a wall near our Christmas tree.

Now, if you don't love my wood slice stocking holder idea {no offense taken!}, come back tomorrow to see a round up of other beautiful and creative ideas of where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel.

Before you head out, be sure to take my full 2015 Christmas Home Tour here.  And if you loved this post, be sure to pin it so you can refer back to it later. Oh, and check out my related Christmas decor posts below :)

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AWESOME! Learn where to hang stockings when you don't have a mantel. Tons of great ideas from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

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  1. […] 10) Wood Slice Stocking Hangers from designertrapped.com— Once you have made your stockings, you are going to need a way to hang them. I love these wood slices with hooks I made last year when we didn’t have a mantel. They worked great and looked super cool! […]

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