Hanging stockings can be done in lots of fun ways. I’m sharing a festive way to hang stockings on a stair railing. It’s a good alternative to hanging them from the mantel. If you don’t have a mantel or if you prefer the look of your mantel without stockings, this works well.
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On the first day we shared a DIY Horse Head Wreath
On the second day we shared a DIY Recipe Card Holder Hostess Gift.
On the third day we shared a Christmas Countdown Ornament.
On the fourth day we shared Buckets of Snow Ornaments.
On the fifth day we shared Buttered Rum Glazed Pecans
On the sixth day we shared a Rustic Wood Slice Deer Ornament
On the seventh day we shared our Christmas Mantel & Hearth in Rose Gold Decor
On the eighth day we shared a Snowy Christmas in a Jar
On the ninth day we shared Inexpensive and Festive Ways to Wrap Presents
On the tenth day we shared our Burgundy and Gold Christmas Tree
On the eleventh day we shared Dark Chocolate Peppermint Meltaways
And on the twelfth day, we’re sharing A Festive Way to Hang Stockings
It’s Day 12 and we are ready to Hang the Stockings by the Chimney with Care!
Today, for the 12th Day of Christmas Ideas, I’m sharing a festive way to hang the stockings on a stair railing. When our children were living at home I would hang the stockings from the mantel shelf, but once our sons married that was just too many stockings to hang from the mantel. I prefer that the fireplace and mantel to have a cohesive style each year. Oh, and if your read my post showing this year’s mantel and hearth, you know that I was bummed that I couldn’t find a fresh wreath and had to make do with an artificial one on the mirror. I’m happy to say that over the weekend, I found a lovely, full, fresh wreath to hang.
Back to hanging the stockings – Each stocking is different, so they don’t work well together on the mantel shelf. Our stairway is next to the fireplace, so I began hanging the stockings with decorative ribbon from the stair railings years ago. That worked for a few years, but it began to look crowded as our family grew.
This year, I decided that I would only hang the stockings of those who will be here on Christmas morning. That drops the number down to four, plus one for doggie George.
I began by ribbon and large ornaments to the railing. I used red twine to hang them.
All of the ornaments for this came from the Dollar Tree. I love the look of clustering various sizes together. I ran the twine through the loops on the ornaments and tied them to the railing.
For both the top and bottom of the railing, I added larger clusters of ornaments. Next, I placed garland over the railing. I used greenery ties that I also bought at the Dollar Tree to hold the garland in place.
At the end of the railing, I used a couple of floral pick gifts. They’re secured with more of the greenery ties.
The final step is to add lights. I use clear lights on the mantel, so that’s what I used for the railings. This is the first year I’ve used the large ornaments on the railing and I’m enjoy the look.
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