Stocking Stand

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 13:18
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Hang the stockings without a fireplace or drilling holes in the wall!  This quick and easy to build stocking stand cost under $20.  Free step by step plans from

stocking stand

One of my friends wanted to hang stockings for Christmas, but doesn't have a fireplace.  She didn't want to build an entire mantle, and didn't want to drill holes in her wall to hang a stocking shelf.

So I built her a stocking stand!

stocking stand with stockings

Stocking Stand Features

  • Quick and easy DIY project
  • Only cost about $20 to build
  • Just cut 2x4s and screw together
  • Sturdy and stable - doesn't feel flimsy or cheap
  • Beautiful farmhouse style wood tones will add texture to your home
  • Can lengthen easily or add more hooks for more stockings
  • Customize the stain color to match your home's style

Stocking Stand Video Tutorial

To help you build your own stocking stand, I also put together a video tutorial of the build process, so you can watch and use it to help you make your own stocking stand.

Is there a tutorial for the stocking name tags?

YES! To make this stocking stand even more special, I made stocking name tags (tutorial here).

personalized christmas stockings

The name tags were very easy to make and really took the project to the next level! So much cheaper than buying personalized Christmas stockings, and so easy to change out.  

Stocking Stand Tutorial

This tutorial is completely free!  Please just share a photo when you are done, you can tag me @anawhitediy on Instagram or share a brag post on this website by clicking the Red Button at the top right.

diy stocking stand

Dimensions diagram for stocking stand
Stocking stand dimensions as shown


Shopping List
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 8' or stud length
  • 12 - 2-1/2" long self tapping wood screws like these
  • 5 coat hooks or cup hooks or knobs

Coat hooks are about $2 a piece.  Cut hooks are about 10 cents each.  If you have leftover knobs, or Christmas themed knobs, use them for a fun touch.

Cut List
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 32"
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 10-1/2"
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 46"
Cutting Instructions

Cut the 2x4s, longest cuts first, with a compound miter saw (preferred) or a circular saw using a carpenter's square for straight edge as a guide.  

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Circular Saw


Step 1

Build two of the legs by attaching the shortest 2x4 to the medium length one.  Use two screws per joint.

Step 2

Attach the bottom lengthwise 2x4 to the two legs, two screws per joint.

Then attach the top 2x4 with screws.

Step 3

Find the center of the top 2x4 and attach hook.

Measure off the center 9" and attach next hooks.

Repeat for third row of hooks.

Finishing Instructions
Finish Used
I applied one coat of Varathane Golden Oak with a foam brush.


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