Friday, December 12, 2008

How to Hang A Lot of Stockings and Not Wreck Your Mantle

I was faced with a problem our first year here in our home. Everyone was coming for Christmas and my Mumzy had made stockings for every last person. No problem, right? Sure, unless the number of stockings adds up to A LOT of holes in your antique wood fireplace mantel from 15+ cup hooks. A solution had to be found!

Here is what I came up need a skinny curtain rod and some cup hooks big enough to hold that rod. You have to screw not 15 but only 3 cup hooks into the mantle...1 for each end and 1 in the middle so it doesn't sag (because lets face it, sagging is almost never good.)

Then you get yourself some of those curtain hangers with the clippies and put them on the rod and clip your stockings on the hangers.

Then, you look at your work and wonder why everyone doesn't think you are a genius because clearly you are.

An added bonus (that my solution unintentionally provided) was that the stockings can be pushed to the side and out of fire danger when you want to build a cozy fire.

Check out more Christmas ideas at The Inspired Room.


Sondre Lyn said...

How cute is that?! What a great solution! I will have to try that myself! Because clearly, you ARE a genius! :D

Pretty Organizer said...

Seriously wish'n I had a mantle! Ahh.. I have 6 kids thats 8 stockings!! I need this idea! Right now I have them hanging in our gameroom above the window.. didn't think of ring clipping them to the rod! BRILLIANT lady!

Now, tell me do you have a majillion kiddos too?

Good to meet you!
Pretty Organizer

Unknown said...

What a clever idea. Yes, I would definitely say you're the genius.

Traci @ The Bakery said...

You are amazing.....I might try that on my brick wall behins our woodstove....thanks for the great idea!!!

jill said...

Awesome idea! Looks so lovely. Merry Christmas!

Gina said...

Awesome idea-what a clever solution! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Clever, very clever!