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.

Cheap and easy DIY stocking holder- Maison de Pax

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

  1. 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.


    1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

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