Classy (and affordable!) DIY Stocking Hanger

I have a confession.  Last year for the last 10 years, I have simply hung my stockings via painters tape.  True story.

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Could we ever put presents in them?  No.

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Did it require some seriously creative mantel decorations to hide the bright blue tape? Yes.

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But painter’s tape no more…

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This year, I was determined to hang my stockings the right way.  With gorgeous, coordinated stocking hooks.  Or at least five simple, plain ones.

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Yes.  FIVE.  Do you know how pricey that was getting?  Even with the fairly cheap stocking holders?  And how could I spend a fortune on stocking holders when I made my stockings for ~$20 from thrift store sweaters?

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So I came up with  another plan.  Last year, I made for our master these gorgeous curtain rods with a reclaimed wood look for $5 each.  Yep.  $5.  See the full tutorial here.

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I actually used the wood on our gray living room wingbacks as inspiration for the curtain rods, so they seemed the perfect choice for this project.  I simply bought two fairly heavy, wrought iron stocking hooks and used picture hanging wire to connect the curtain rod to the stocking hooks.

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Now, all five stockings hang beautifully… and I love the look of the wooden curtain rod contrasting the white mantel.  Not bad for an affordable solution, eh?

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Comments

  1. I love this idea Rachel and really appreciate that Joy to the World sign.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thanks, Diana! I did that sign a few years ago (before I was blogging)… it’s one of my favorites, too! :)

  2. Genius! I have some of those holders and a rod. I’m doing this right now.

  3. Now that is too darn clever!….Love, love your mantel Rachel!!!

  4. Love your ideas…want to do these Mason jars!

    Thanks,

    Jane xx

  5. I love this idea! Totally pinned. Thanks for sharing. :) Julie

  6. Hi There —

    Just saw this on Pinterest. Did you attach the curtain road directly to your mantle? I couldn’t see the bracket holding the rod?

    Thanks so much.

    Nancy

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Hi Nancy,
      I attached the curtain rod to the two stocking holders at either end of the mantel. Rather than a holder for each stocking, I just used the two to hold the curtain rod. I hope this helps!

  7. What a great idea! I may have to try it this year. I also love your chairs- would you mind telling me where you got them? I’ve been searching and these are just what I was looking for!

  8. Hi, loved the curtain rod Christmas stocking display. May I ask where you purchased the actual stocking hooks? Thanks!

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