12 Best DIY Stocking Hangers for Your Socks

Everyone knows that the stockings must be hung by the chimney with care on the night before Christmas. If you don’t have the pleasure of a fireplace in your living room, you can certainly get creative with a bookshelf or a picture ledge. But wherever you hang your socks, you’ll need something to hang them on. There are many options for store bought stocking hangers however you don’t need to dip into your Christmas fund for them. Take a look at these 12 DIY stocking hangers and try making some yourself so you can hang your stockings with care too.

DIY photo stocking hangers

Black and white photographs on barn wood makes for a rustic Christmas favorite on your mantle. The clips will allow you to change out the photos as your kids grow older. Or you can print out a word or Bible verses if you have too many family members. (via Shanty 2 Chic)

DIY monogram stocking hanger

This simple monogram stocking holder is perfect for the family of two or three. You can make one for you, your significant other and the cat in half the time it would take to go to the store and buy them. (via Fabric Paper Glue)

DIY antlers stocking holder

Cabin Christmases are some of the best, with their cozy fire and real live evergreen trees that make the house smell wonderful. Keep with the style by using antlers as unconventional stocking hangers. You’ll enjoy the look they give to your mantle. (via Wildly Simple)

DIY curtain rod stocking hanger

Need a quick fix for hanging your stockings? Use two stocking hangers and some wire to hold a curtain rod across your mantle. Then just slip the stockings on the rod and stand back to enjoy your hard work. (via Maison De Pax)

DIY nativity stocking holder

I’m always partial to nativity scenes at Christmas, so these stocking hangers had to be included. Sprawl the shepherds and wisemen and the new little family above your socks to remind you of the real meaning for the season. (via U Create)

DIY wooden tree stocking holders

If your home is one beautiful Scandinavian example of Christmas, include these wooden tree stocking hangers on your mantle or bookshelf. Your linen stockings will look gorgeous hanging below them. (via Atkinson Drive)

DIY knob stocking hangers

Whether you lean towards rustic vintage or shabby chic, these stocking hangers will only add to the effect. Find the sparkliest knobs you can and pull out your best calligraphy for the labels. (via Fynes Designs)

DIY window box stocking holder

Do you have a wooden box sitting in your craft room? Time to give it a purpose. Screw some hooks onto the side and then fill it with all the pinecones and evergreen you can find. It will certainly make hanging your stockings a breeze for every year after. (via Home Depot)

DIY stocking hanger tree

Some families have more stockings than mantle space. If you’re in that boat, make this simple stocking tree to hold all your family’s socks. You can paint it red or green or gold or even leave it plain wood, whatever works with the rest of your Christmas decor. (via Dukes and Duchesses)

DIY branch stocking hanger

While we’re using branches to hang just about everything else, why not use one to hang your stockings? It will certainly give your mantle the most unique look on the block. (via Riva la Diva)

DIY vintage book stocking holder

When you’re out Christmas shopping, do a little thrifting for some old books. Then follow the tutorial to make these simply wonderful stocking hangers. You might want to make matching book set to leave out all year round. (via Knick of Time)

DIY copper pipe stocking holder

So you live in a small apartment and you really don’t have a mantle or a bookshelf or anything to hang stockings from. Think outside the mantle and make this pipe and copper stand that you can put beside your mini tree. (via Poppytalk)