DIY Christmas Stocking Hanging Stand


DIY Christmas Stocking Hanging Stand

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…” but what about people who don’t have a fireplace or a mantle?

Christmas stocking hanging stand

We host Christmas at our home every year but don’t have a mantle to hang all of our Christmas stockings! In the past, we’ve hung them on the wall but sometimes they fall down and it’s difficult to manage without making a bunch of holes. This year, I was determined to find a cute, easy way to hang our stockings and I’ve found it! This post is my tutorial for a DIY Christmas stocking stand.

Christmas stocking stand


You’re going to need some materials before starting to build this. Everything I needed I bought at Home Depot or my local dollar store.

  • A metal Stair post
  • Coat Hooks (each hook hangs 2 stockings. I used 4 hooks)
  • 14×14 wood board (1 inch thick)
  • Self-tacking screws (1- 1 1/4 inch long)
  • longer screws (measure the thickness of your stair post base and wood base (at least 2 inches)
  • Fabric to cover the base- 2 pieces of 14×14 (1 yard should do it).
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks, and whatever additional decor you want




The instructions are very straightforward. You can probably just look at my picture and see how I put everything together, but use the below instructions as a guide.

  1. Decide where you want the hooks on your stair post and mark the spots where you need to drill them in. (Depending on what kind of hooks you buy, you may need to pop the cap off first)

coat hooks to hang stockings

  • Using a drill and self-tacking screws, drill the coat hooks onto the stair post. (You will need to push down hard to get the screws through metal but it’s easy once you’ve done the first one.)

drill coat hooks onto stair post for DIY stocking hanger

  • Take your 14×14 wood board as the base and cover it with the fabric of your choice. I recommend covering the bottom so the wood doesn’t scratch your floors. I used faux fur fabric and made a slipcover for the base.

slipcover for wooden base of stocking stand

  • Using longer screws, drill the stair post into the wooden base

Drilling stair post into wooden base for

  • Using your hot glue gun, decorate the base of the stair post as you please. I chose to glue silver and gold tree ornaments onto the base.

hot gluing ornaments onto stocking

  • Hang your stockings and enjoy!

Bonus Hack

If you’re not very handy or are on a strict budget, substitute the coat hooks for stick-on command hooks and use a 4×4 piece of wood as the post. It may not last as long but you can get pretty creative without all of the drilling and special screws and hooks and still make a stocking stand of your own!

I hope you like my tutorial and get to make a Christmas stocking stand of your own! Fill up those stockings with goodies and enjoy Christmas, whether you have a fireplace or not. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more Holiday tips!

Also, check out my Toddler gift guide and cooking Christmas dinner for a crowd posts!