WHY HAVE I NOT THOUGHT ABOUT THIS? Curtain Rod as Stocking Holder - purchase two-three stocking hangers and a lightweight curtain rod. Hang the stockings from the curtain rod instead of using multiple stocking hangers.
Christmas Stocking Stand: Hang Stockings On Tree Stand (Cute if you don't have a mantle or just don't want to hang stockings on it) This might have to be "beefed" up a bit to hold "full" stockings, but a good idea. Make it so you can dismantle it.
Making the shelf holder, now! "You don’t need to spend a fortune on stocking hangers to have a beautiful display. Use this list of 25 DIY Christmas Stocking Holders to find the perfect idea to hang your stockings with care.