I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and fireplaces were in short supply. I had some pretty cool parents though and they actually bought a fake cardboard fireplace just so we could hang our Christmas stockings.
If you don’t have a fireplace, cardboard or not, you can make your own stocking holder with a dowel and some hooks and ribbon. It’s easy and inexpensive and you can hang it on any wall with a couple of nails!
Stocking Holder Supplies
- Wood dowel 7/8″ x 36″ (size can vary)
- 2 Wood balls with flat side. 1″ to 2″ in size
- Paint of choice. (We used gold.)
- Glue for attaching balls to ends of dowel
- 40″ of 1″ to 2″ wide ribbon. I used grosgrain. (Will be cut in half.)
- Metal cup hooks. I used 1/2″ size
- Drill with tiny bit (optional but helps in inserting hooks)
- Metal grommets (optional)
The sizes can vary slightly on these items.
Paint your dowel and wood balls. Glue the wood balls onto the end of your dowel.
Measure the spacing for your hooks.
If you can, drill a small hole where each hook will go.
Insert the hooks.
Cut your ribbon into two pieces, approximately 20″ each. I had a small grommet set so I hammered those into the ends of my ribbon. However, you can use any method you like to hang your holder to the wall!