Because I just couldn't find a stocking hanger I liked, I had to make one. Another pretty straight forward and cheap project if you have the materials on hand. Who doesn't have some scrap wood and extra paint taking up space somewhere?
I made my own box but a ready made wood planter would have also worked (and made this project a lot faster to complete). I wasn't sure how well it would hold the stockings but it does without even putting anything in the box. If Santa brings you coal or something equally heavy to fill your stocking, you might want to add a brick in the box to be on the safe side.