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Candy Cane Christmas Stocking Tree

If your house is going to be as full as mine this year and you don't have a fireplace "to hang your stockings by the chimney with care", here is a great solution. Three of my children live in Colorado with me. Between the three of them, they have 6 little boys. We soon ran out of places to hang our Christmas stockings so my husband (brave man that he is ) came up with this so we could hang all of our Christmas stockings on it.


Time to complete: It took one afternoon to build it but took a couple of days outside to dry. You can decrease drying time by having it dry inside.


  • 1 4x4 inch post (Cut to however high you need it. Mine is 6 feet tall, using a four by four that my husband had left over from a deck repair.)
  • 4 pieces of 2x2 inch for the legs, cut
  • red and white glossy paint
  • ruler for drawing diagonal lines
  • cup hooks
  • one Santa hat for the top (optional)


  1. Now my stockings overlap a little on the post, but you can measure your stockings and place the cup hooks accordingly.
  2. First start by cutting your 4 by 4 to the length you want.
  3. Cut your 2x2s 1 foot long.
  4. Draw diagonal lines on the post just like a big candy cane. Now paint it red and white.
  5. Attach one foot to each side of the post so they stick out to stabilize your post.
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  7. Add your cup hooks where you need them after the paint has dried.
  8. If you want to decorate the top, you can stuff a Santa hat with Walmart bags and hot glue to the top. I plan this year to add a old light fixture globe on the top to make it look like a candy cane lamp post.



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By Firefly1985 (Guest Post)
December 14, 20070 found this helpful

Great Idea. We have a wood burning stove and no mantle.


It's also kind of hot to hang anything near. Your idea will work perfectly for us. Thank you so much for sharing.

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