How to Make a Holiday Stocking Post In 30 Minutes

by Alli

How to Make a Holiday Stocking Post is a sponsored post in partnership with The Network Niche Influencer Agency and The Home Depot. All opinions are my own. #DIHWorkshop

Am I the only person who doesn’t have a fireplace? Until we moved to South Carolina and bought our current house, we always had a fireplace with a mantle to hang the Christmas stockings.

As soon as I can get my husband on board, I want to add a sunroom with a double fireplace between the family room and the sun room. I have it all planned out in my head. I’ve just got to get my vision on paper. Until then, what’s a girl to do? Where will I hang those stockings?

DIY Holiday Stocking Holder

I have hung my stockings in several locations throughout the years I’ve been fireplace-less (made up word alert!). The bay window can work as a mantle. The buffet table can transform into a mantle also. Work with me here!

The drawback to using a window sill or buffet table as a mantle is that every single time someone walks by, they seem to knock the stockings off. A few times, the stocking holders came tumbling down. I have cleaned up a few broken stocking holders in the last few years.

Those Days are Over

Thanks to Home Depot, I found the cutest way to hang our Christmas stockings and it only takes 30 minutes to make. I promise! I did it and you can too.

How cute is this?

DIY Holiday Stocking Holder

I would have never thought to turn a post into a place to hang stockings. You can add additional hooks and stain it, paint it or finish it however you want.

How to Make a Holiday Stocking Post


  • 1 –  4″ x 4″ x 4-1/2′ Pressure-Treated Pine Wood Premium Eased Edge Deck Post
  • 1 – 22/32″ x 2′ x 2′ Sanded Plywood
  • 1 – 4″ x 4″ Pressure-Treated Unfinished Pine Ball Top Finial
  • 1 – 4″ x 4″ Pressure-Treated Hampton Wood Flat Top Post Cap
  • 1 – Flat Black Single Prong Robe Hook Value Pack (6-pack)
  • 1 – Pack #10 x 2-1/2″ Phillips Flat-Head Screws
  • 1 – Pack #10 x 1″ Phillips Flat-Head Wood Screws

My son-in-law and I had my Holiday Stocking Post completely done in about 30 minutes.

Process of making DIY Holiday Stocking Holder

He handled most of the big tools, but I helped too!

Building a DIY Holiday Stocking Post

Here is what the post looks like before I applied one coat of white paint. I want a rustic look, so I went easy on the paint.

DIY Holiday Stocking Post

Get all the details on how to build your own DIY Holiday Stocking Post by clicking here >>   diy-holiday-stocking-post

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Where do you hang your holiday stockings?

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No fireplace? You can make this adorable stocking post in 30 minutes! It's the perfect way to hang your Christmas stockings.