No Fireplace? Make a Simple Stocking Holder!

No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20

How to Make a Stocking Holder My Old FireplaceI 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!
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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)

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Instructions

The sizes can vary slightly on these items.

No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20

Paint your dowel and wood balls. Glue the wood balls onto the end of your dowel.No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20

Measure the spacing for your hooks. No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20

If you can, drill a small hole where each hook will go. No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20

Insert the hooks. No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!

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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! No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20

No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20No fireplace to hang your Christmas stockings? We'll show you how to make a simple and easy stocking holder from a dowel, some cup hooks, ribbon and paint!blank630x20

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12 Comments

  1. Hey…I grew up in Phoenix, but we did have a chimney. Phoenix and Mesa are not that close, but it is possible we crossed paths at some point!? Last year I realized that one of the bloggers I was interacting with was a former neighbor that I used to babysit. She now lives in the East and I live in the Midwest. Crazy small world!!

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  2. I am so loving this idea!! Perfect for ANY home! I loved this that much that I have chosen it as one of my 3 favorites and featured it at my next DIY Crush Craft Party (starts at 7pm EST, Thursdays). Please come over and see it and post your latest projects!

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  3. Margie Hood

    Oh thank you for sharing this genius idea of yours..I just love it. I am going out today to fet the supplies that i dont have on hand..i will hang it uner my sshelf that I decorate for the seasons..could not work out better…thank you ,thank you for sharing Nancy, you are amazing..HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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