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

The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led demonstrations and some hands-on learning. Materials can be purchased to make your own project. For more information, contact your local Home Depot store.

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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.



Sarah Bailey November 25, 2016 - 9:15 am

What a lovely idea for how to keep your stockings all together you are so clever my have to give this one a try myself.

candy November 25, 2016 - 9:48 am

What a great idea. Looks easy enough to make, doesn’t take ton of time or tools and talent. Plus you can move it around the house. Another plus I know I could use it after the holidays are over.

Angelic Sinova November 25, 2016 - 9:56 am

I love the idea of a Holiday Stocking Post (especially for those who don’t have fireplaces!). I might have to try and make one for myself for my stockings.

Paula Schuck November 25, 2016 - 10:10 am

That is so cute! This is the perfect idea for anyone who doesn’t have a fireplace. Now there can be an extra special place to put the stockings!

Chrishelle Ebner November 25, 2016 - 10:58 am

I have to say it again, your DIY posts are quite amazing. I usually hang our stockings on the fireplace, but this looks like a very creative way to display them if there is no fireplace. Great job.

Eloise November 25, 2016 - 11:54 am

What a great idea! I’m going to make this for sure! I love DIY projects that are useful and cute! thank you for this awesome project : )

Vera November 25, 2016 - 1:20 pm

That would be fun to do! We’re just starting to get into the Christmas mood so I’m starting to figure out decorations for the house and I really like this one.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 25, 2016 - 4:39 pm

I love this idea. We have an electric fireplace and when it’s outputting heat, I don’t want any stockings in front getting hot! This is a great solution!

Stephanie Jeannot November 25, 2016 - 11:05 pm

We always hang ours at a bookshelf. Seems like a century since we started that tradition. Can’t wait to decorate. One of my favorite things about the holiday.

ricci November 26, 2016 - 10:26 am

That is a really great idea!! I don’t hang stockings in my house (It’s only me and the dog) but my parents always hug ours on the mantle.

Sara November 26, 2016 - 8:08 pm

What a super cute idea! We have a fireplace in our new house but so many people do not. I think this is a great suggestion and fairly easy to accomplish.

Bonnie @wemake7 November 26, 2016 - 8:20 pm

Oh my gosh, this is such a cute idea for Christmas. I would love to make this and have my kiddos hang their stockings on it.

Danielle Wilson November 26, 2016 - 11:04 pm

we usually hang the stockings on the knobs of two tall glass shelved units we have or put hooks on the bar counter. If you live in a house this is a great idea!

rebekah November 26, 2016 - 11:09 pm

I’m obsessed with this post! It’s perfect and now i’m even more in the spirit!

Mimi Green November 27, 2016 - 2:14 am

This is a great idea. Like you I am fireplace-less. I hadn’t really thought about creating something of my .self

Wendy Polisi November 27, 2016 - 7:36 pm

What an awesome deal! I really love it and I will check it out.

zan November 28, 2016 - 10:05 am

I love this – I have had struggles with stockings hanging. I had mantles but sometimes they look a bit cluttered depending on how much stuff I have on there already. I love this cute DIY idea – I would try it but I don’t have the power tools:(

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai November 28, 2016 - 10:49 pm

LOVE your stocking post! What an awesome idea. I have always had a fireplace, but in my old house, it was tucked in the den and not visible from the entry or most of the first floor. My mother had made needlepoint stockings for all her grandkids. So, all the stockings hung on the staircase railings by the front door until Christmas Eve when they made their way to the fireplace mantel for Santa to fill. Great memories. 🙂 Your post will come in handy for other things all year long too — home depot is awesome for this kind of project.

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