Yesterday, we looked at ways to make your own stockings for Christmas.
Roughly half of American households have a fireplace or free standing stove, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
That means half of Americans need a place for their stockings! But finding an alternative doesn’t have to be hard.
Check out the idea at right from Better Homes and Gardens.
But you can find readymade, unfinished shelves at your home improvement store or a craft store – maybe Michaels – that would let you do the same thing. Just paint and add the knobs.
To achieve the BHG look at right, paint a canvas drop cloth with chalkboard paint.
Then use chalk to sketch a fireplace.
Add some twine and hang on the wall,
Then you could hang some stockings above the canvas.
The great thing about this project is that you can hang it anywhere you have just a little wall space.
Of course, you can always actually build or purchase a mantel or fireplace surround – even if it’s not going around a real fireplace. Look for instructions for to build your own at the Ana White website.
You can also try a wall decal, which may be the easiest way to get the look you want. Then just use wall hooks to hang your stockings.
Above left is the Audrey Fireplace wall decal from Lot 26 Studio. It was on sale for just $20 when I wrote this post.
Above right is a fireplace mantel with flames from VinylWallAdornments on Etsy. It is $38.
Do you have a fireplace? If not, where do you hang your stockings?