How to Create a Stocking Hanger for Christmas. We have a very pretty fireplace and mantle. It is very ornately made and has lots of curves and detail. Well, I love it until it is time to hang our stockings. Because of the different curves, we can not use any stocking hangers. Nope. None of them. All I had to get were 2 things to create a diy holder...click through to discover.