These festive DIY stocking holders can be sat on your mantle, serving as a place to hang stockings and doubling as a holiday decoration. Even if you don't have a mantle, there are other options here that are hung on the wall or even hung from a stand.
No matter what holiday style you have, there's going to be a DIY stocking holder that you'll fall in love with. It's a fun project and you get a keepsake that you can hold onto for years to come.
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String Art DIY Stocking Holders
Hold up your stockings with these fun string art designs that include templates so you can make a star, tree, or snowflake. After the design is made, wooden blocks are added so the holder stays upright. Antique bronze hooks are added to the front so you can easily hang the stocking.Continue to 2 of 28 below.
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Scrap Wood Stocking Hanger
If you have access to some scrap wood, you can easily put together this stocking hanger that showcases the beauty of the wood. It's a pretty quick project that will only take you an afternoon to complete.Continue to 3 of 28 below.
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North Pole Christmas Stocking Holder
If you don't have a mantle, you may be looking for a stand-alone stocking holder. This is easier to DIY than you might think! This adorable North Pole stocking holder only has room for a few stockings but you could easily make it taller to accommodate more.Continue to 4 of 28 below.
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Christmas Books Stocking Hanger
Take your farmhouse Christmas look to the next step with these faux book stocking holders. Old discarded books are given the antique treatment in this DIY project and then made more stable so they can hold heavy stockings.Continue to 5 of 28 below.
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Curtain Rod Stocking Hanger
Stocking hangers can be made out of about anything, and this 10-minute DIY project shows you how. You'll need just a few materials that you may already have on hand. You'll be thrilled with how great this simple project turns out. There are also a few other ideas here that you'll want to check out.Continue to 6 of 28 below.
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Rustic Photo Stocking Holders
Here's an idea for a rustic stocking holder. These holders are thick pieces of wood that are going to be plenty sturdy enough for your stockings. A small wooden branch is used to hang up the stockings while a piece of wire creates a place where a photo can be placed.Continue to 7 of 28 below.
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Buffalo Check DIY Stocking Holder
This stocking holder doubles as a box that you can fill with Christmas decorations for ornaments. With help from some painter's tape, you can easily paint on a buffalo check for the front of the stocking holder.Continue to 8 of 28 below.
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DIY Stocking Hanger Stand
Here's another DIY stocking hanger stand that you can place in your living room for the holidays. This is a simple design and only takes a few basic woodworking skills to make. Paint it a festive red or another color that matches your decor.Continue to 9 of 28 below.
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The Stockings Were Hung With Care
"The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care" is spelled out with black and red vinyl letters on a board painted white. Buffalo check is used as a fun accent on the sign and the stockings.
The Stockings Were Hung With Care from Happily Ever After etc.Continue to 10 of 28 below.
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Rustic Stocking Holder
These are a lot of fun! Using stencils that you either buy or create, you can add these fun designs to single stocking holders. Chalk paint gives it that nice rustic look. These could also be wall-mounted if you don't have a mantle.Continue to 11 of 28 below.
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Christmas Village Stocking Holder
Create a cute Christmas village on your mantle that will hold up your stockings. You'll need to have some woodworking experience for this project because you'll be cutting out all the houses yourself. You can add a lot of detail like these or keep it unpainted for a more natural look.Continue to 12 of 28 below.
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Modern Christmas DIY Stocking Holder
Modern brass knobs are added onto a thin board that can be placed on your mantle and hidden with garland. This is a minimal approach to a stocking holder and it may be just what you're looking for.
Modern Christmas DIY Stocking Holder from Making Joy and Pretty ThingsContinue to 13 of 28 below.
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Branch Stocking Holder
If you're wanting to bring nature inside this holiday season, you may want to consider this DIY stocking holder. A simple branch and some greenery are hung on the wall. The stockings are placed on the branch, all ready to be filled.Continue to 14 of 28 below.
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Street Lamp Stocking Holder
If an old-fashioned Christmas is more your style, you'll want to check out this stocking holder. It's made to look like an old street lamp. It just goes to prove that you don't need a mantle to have a stylish stocking holder.Continue to 15 of 28 below.
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Joy Stocking Holder
You can really customize this stocking holder to your liking. You'll create a wooden box which you can then fill with whatever decorations you like. Hooks at the front give the stockings a place to hang.Continue to 16 of 28 below.
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Single Wall-Mounted Stocking Holders
This is an excellent solution if you need to hang your stockings from the wall. You can make as many single stocking holders as you need and cluster them on the wall together. This way stockings can be added in the future. A square of chalkboard paint leaves room for the name.Continue to 17 of 28 below.
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Colorful Trees Stocking Hangers
These festive DIY stocking holders would look great in any living room. The base is kept simple and then the colorful trees are added to shake things up. These could be customized in any color if you wanted to match your Christmas decor.Continue to 18 of 28 below.
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Merry Stocking Holder
A pre-made sign is bought and then painted to give it an almost frosted look. The wooden stand and pegs are very easy to put together. There are a few other DIY stocking holder ideas here that you won't want to miss.Continue to 19 of 28 below.
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Snowman Stocking Holder
Snowmen make wonderful Christmas decorations and this project has you put them into a stocking holder. You'll never believe that these snowmen are actually made up of the top of fence posts!Continue to 20 of 28 below.
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Christmas Stocking Hanger
Scour your yard for a somewhat straight branch and use it as a stocking holder. This one uses a wire hanger for hooks, creating a fun upcycled look. A length of rope and some felt decorations are used to hang everything from the wall.Continue to 21 of 28 below.
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DIY Stocking Hanger Box
Create a DIY stocking hanger box with this easy-to-follow tutorial. After you build the box, you'll use paint and decorative knobs to give it a finished look. Anything can be put in the boxes, and here greenery is added for a nice splash of color.Continue to 22 of 28 below.
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Grinch Inspired Stocking Wall Hanger
If you have kids who are crazy about The Grinch, you'll want to take a look at this stocking wall hanger that you can DIY in an afternoon. Vinyl and an electronic cutting machine are used to make the Grinch decorations.Continue to 23 of 28 below.
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Farmhouse Stocking Hanger
This farmhouse stocking hanger showcases a beautiful piece of wood and adds farmhouse hooks for the stockings to hang from. Since this stocking hanger isn't really decorated for Christmas, it can be kept up and used as a coat rack during the other parts of the year.Continue to 24 of 28 below.
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Christmas Village Stocking Hanger Box
You can use a scroll saw or wood-cutting machine to make this elegant Christmas village. It's all attached to a wooden box that's filled with twinkle lights. The effect is really pretty, especially when the lights go down.
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Blanket Ladder Stocking Hanger
You can repurpose a blanket ladder into a stocking hanger just by adding lights and hooks for the stocking. This is a wonderful way to display stockings and is really space-saving.Continue to 26 of 28 below.
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Simple and Affordable DIY Stocking Hanger
This dollar store project has you pick up a wooden figure, paint it, and add a hook. The bottom is also secured so the hanger can hold up the stockings. It's a budget-friendly project that you'll be able to tackle in no time.
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Chalkboard Stocking Holders
The fronts of these stocking holders are painted with chalkboard paint so the name of whose stocking it is can be displayed. Simple black hooks go under the name for the stocking to be hung on.Continue to 28 of 28 below.
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Christmas Character Stocking Hanger
Here's a stocking hanger that the kids will absolutely adore. There's a video for this project that will take you through the complete process of building the stocking hanger.