Amanda C, Hometalk Team
Amanda C, Hometalk Team
  • Hometalker
  • Brooklyn, NY

Ladder Stocking Hanger

5 Materials
$20
30 Minutes
Easy

I have never had a fireplace which means I have never had a mantle to hang my pretty little stockings by ! I have had wood burning stoves growing up, but that doesn't really work. I certainly don't have a fireplace in the apartment I am renting now and have been hanging my stockings on the windows with suction cups, guaranteeing they will fall a million times, for years! With this ladder stocking hanger my
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I actually jumped up and down to make sure they wouldn't fall and they didn't! If you are concerned the S hooks won't hold you could poke thumb tacks into the ladder and hang the stockings from that too.
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SUPPLIES: -Old Wooden Ladder -S Hooks (I did paint the silver ones I found gold with some spare spray paint I had on hand) -Decorative Battery Powered LED lights -Garland / Greenery -Stockings
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STEP 1: Place your ladder where you wish making sure it is nice and sturdy. (I know my ladder is decorative, but finding an old ladder in Brooklyn proved to be a daunting task... With that being said any old wooden ladder will work)
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STEP 2: String some decorative lights around the ladder. I used battery powered LED's so that I didn't have to worry about being near an outlet.
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STEP 3: Tape your LED battery pack to the side of the ladder. I placed mine in an area I knew would be covered by stockings later.
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STEP 4: Place your S hooks in various spots on the ladder so that the wider hook goes over the wood and the smaller one is exposed to hang the stocking on.
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STEP 5: Now simply hang your stockings with care ;)
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STEP 6: Take some garland or any pretty little embellishments (beads, ribbon, doiles, etc.) and tuck it on the rungs of the ladder behind the stockings. I know I am using Eucalyptus AGAIN, but it smells so good and I don't have to worry about it drying out. Plus you can get a nice bushel at Trader Joe's for $2.99!
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STEP 7: Once you are satisfied with your decor simply stuff all your goodies and treats into your stockings!
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Look at all that holiday goodness! I can't wait to stuff these with presents! (I looooove giving gifts)
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This ladder is pretty short, but the same thing would work on an 8' ladder.... And you might need it depending on the size of your family!

Suggested materials:

  • Wood Ladder  (Amazon)
  • S Hooks  (WalMart)
  • Decorative LED Lights  (Amazon)
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  • Bee
    on Nov 17, 2016

    I really love your idea--- love the ladder

  • CJ
    on Nov 21, 2016

    Great idea, love it!!

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