DIY Christmas Stocking Holder Projects Anyone Can Make

“The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…” One of the things I hate “making do” with is Christmas stocking holders. Little cup hooks and 3M command hooks are great for hanging things when you can’t see them, but whatever hangs the stockings is on full display. Make this little holiday detail as important as all the rest! Remember, all eyes go to the stockings, so show them off with stocking holders that are worthy of them! So try these DIY Christmas stocking holder projects, so that when the time comes to hang those beauties, you are all prepared!



DIY Stocking Holder Projects Anyone Can Make


DIY Christmas Stocking Holders


Before we get started though, I wanted to share a fun smart phone app I just found. It’s a Christmas Countdown, and you can personalize it as well. Check it out here at the iTunes store… Anything to make a little holiday magic, and help us get into the spirit!


Dollar Tree Stocking Holder DIY

From ‘The Latina Next Door‘, this is genius, and it looks so much more expensive than it is! Check out how she made these awesome hangers from dollar store gift boxes!


String Art DIY Christmas Stocking Holder

We love how different but easy these stocking hangers are from ‘The Turquoise Home‘. Scrap wood and some creativity made these cute and charming hooks for hanging up all the socks!


DIY Stocking Stand

If you don’t have a mantel, or you simply want to do a different take on the stocking display this year, check this out. ‘Ana White‘ has this awesome DIY Stocking holder stand you can make! She has free plans and instructions.


Wood Stocking Holder Idea

Love, love, love this version of a DIY stocking holder by ‘Lolly Jane‘. This is an easy woodworking project even for beginners. They walk you thought the entire process of making this stocking holder step by step. And you don’t even need a mantel for this one!


Scrap Wood Homemade Stocking Holder

Brittany at ‘Pretty Handy Girl‘ made these gift wrapped Christmas stocking holders with scrap wood! What a simple project! You can also just buy a cheap 2×4 and make these for everyone you know!’


North Pole Stocking Hanger

We adore this North Pole Christmas stocking hanger, and your kids will too! (Of all ages!) From Jen at ‘House of Wood‘, she even has links to other bloggers’ own versions of this easy Christmas project.


DIY Stocking Holders for the Mantel

From ‘Scissors and Spatulas’,is the perfect example of stocking holders you cannot get in a store. I love these! Old worldly feeling, and the vintage door knobs just makes you think of little children all tucked in their beds! Now, she uses a vinyl cutter to create the letters, but you could just put together vinyl letters from the craft store. Or better yet, use a paint pen and do it by hand.


Merry Christmas Hanger

Becky at ‘Beyond the Picket Fence‘ blog has a tutorial for this easy DIY stocking holder made from scrap wood.  I love this option because a lot of smaller homes don’t have a mantel, and this project doesn’t need one!



No Mantel DIY Stocking Holder

Another no mantle Christmas stocking holder solution from ‘Listfully Blissful‘, this is another easy project for those of us without a mantel to hang stockings from!



Rustic Stocking Holder DIY

This is a gorgeous diy stocking hanger project. ‘Home Depot‘ has a complete tutorial for this rustic DIY stocking holder. This is a dual purpose project… it not only holds the stockings, it gives you a container to style holiday mantel fun as well!



Photo Stocking Hanger DIY

The last one we have for you is from ‘Southern Lovely‘, and I love this Christmas stocking holder! It’s so personal, and I think I would use a baby or toddler pic for each child and leave it, so as they grow, I’ll be reminded of when Christmas was so magical for them! And for when they are teens, to remind me not to strangle them. They were cute once. And will be again, I swear!  😉 Or, you can switch out the photos each year…

DIY Stocking Hangers

We hope you found a DIY Christmas stocking holder perfect to make for your holiday celebration! Be sure to check out Fireplace Christmas Mantel Decor and then How to Make  Christmas Stockings over at TBD!


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Image Credits: Lolly Jane, The Latino Next Door, The Turquoise Home, Ana White, Pretty Handy Girl, House of Wood, Scissors and Spatulas, Beyond the Picket Fence, Listfully Blissful, Home Depot, Southern Lovely


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs:, and

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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