Hanging Christmas stockings is a time-honored tradition in a lot of families chock full of nostalgia. But not everybody nowadays has access to a mantle, and for some, wood or gas burning fireplaces present a safety hazard when coupled with fabric stockings. Luckily, we have a few ways you can honor your traditions, without the traditional setup. Just because you don’t have a mantle, doesn’t mean Santa won’t be visiting, after all. Here are five creative places to hang your stockings this year.

 

Hanging your stockings in the window will not only keep them out of the way of pets and curious kids, but they will also add to your home’s interior and exterior Christmassy décor

Photo Source: betterdecoratingbible.com

Photo Source: betterdecoratingbible.com

 

This ladder idea is perfect if you don’t feel like putting holes in the wall or are lacking wall space

Photo Source: decoist.com

Photo Source: decoist.com

 

Pretty much anything with hooks will suffice, like this repurposed headboard turned coatrack

Photo Source: myrepurposedlife.com

Photo Source: myrepurposedlife.com

 

Or how about this adorable wrought iron stand

Photo Source: minimalisti.com

Photo Source: minimalisti.com

 

And look! We’ve found another creative use for the under-utilized space below the stairs.

Photo Source: marthastewart.com

Photo Source: marthastewart.com

Photo Source: marthastewart.com

Photo Source: marthastewart.com

 

 

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto.

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