16 answers

Stocking Hook/hanger for Deep Mantel?

Normal stocking holders won't work with our new fireplace mantel. I guess it is larger or deeper than most. Or maybe it is because the lip curves down and out instead of being a straight drop.

Help, how can I hang up our stockings?

What can I do next?

So What Happened?™

Thanks for all the suggestions. I bought the 3M hooks and so far so good, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care!

Featured Answers

My inlaws have a similar problem. They use those 3M Command hooks. They come off easily and don't damage the mantel. They used to get the plain plastic ones, but my MIL hated them. Now they come in metalic finishes, so they look nicer. They just pack them away with their ornaments, to reuse...I think they get a few years out of them before they run out of strips and have to replace the hooks. http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Comm...

1 mom found this helpful

There are hangers that are very long and extend to the back of the mantel that we use. I feel they're much safer than the short ones as they counterbalance the weight of a filled stocking.

More Answers

Command hooks? I used them for the first time this year and love em.

1 mom found this helpful

My inlaws have a similar problem. They use those 3M Command hooks. They come off easily and don't damage the mantel. They used to get the plain plastic ones, but my MIL hated them. Now they come in metalic finishes, so they look nicer. They just pack them away with their ornaments, to reuse...I think they get a few years out of them before they run out of strips and have to replace the hooks. http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Comm...

1 mom found this helpful

Stocking holders are NO good with children around, soo super dangerous!! So when our son was born I had to find a different way to hang them. I use the command hooks and they work great... even when the stock has been filled by santa! I always have garland on my mantel so they are nicely hidden. I reuse the same hooks each year and just have to replace the sticky side.

1 mom found this helpful

I got mantle clips this year - and they are working great! I even filled up a stocking to see if it would hold and it did, plus they adjust to almost any mantle size and no more worrying baout kids bringing down heavy stocking hangers. I got mine at target and they come up if you search for mantle clips.

My mantle is made of wood and does the same thing. Good thing is, there's a "lip" on the inside back at the bottom. I put tiny nails in (the mantle is thick with all the trim) and hang the stocking from there. It looks like they're hanging off the bottom of the mantle!!!

After having someone pull one of my old stocking holders off the mantel and chip my floor (thank God, not her head), I purchased these, and have been happy ever since:
http://www.improvementscatalog.com/product/sock-hook-stoc...

Admittedly they will slide off the edge if one of the kids messes with it, but they hold up to 12 lbs of goodies from Santa, don't mark up the mantel, and aren't going to give anyone a concussion when they do come off.

Merry Christmas!
M.

I got these plain stocking hangers a few years ago.
They are strong, and sturdy but they don't weigh a lot.
They don't mark anything and no holes are required.
http://www.improvementscatalog.com/product/mantle-clip-ch...
If your mantel lip curves quite a bit, these might work:
http://www.improvementscatalog.com/product/sock-hook-stoc...

I bought some really heavy silver-plated stocking holders from Pottery Barn a couple of years ago. I don't see any reason why they wouldn't work for a deep mantel. Here's the website: www.potterybarn.com.

1 / 3
Required Fields

Our records show that we already have a Mamapedia or Mamasource account created for you under the email address you entered.

Please enter your Mamapedia or Mamasource password to continue signing in.

Required Fields

, you’re almost done...

Since this is the first time you are logging in to Mamapedia with Facebook Connect, please provide the following information so you can participate in the Mamapedia community.

As a member, you’ll receive optional email newsletters and community updates sent to you from Mamapedia, and your email address will never be shared with third parties.

By clicking "Continue to Mamapedia", I agree to the Mamapedia Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.