I also needed to solve the problem of how to hang the stockings on the mantel without putting any holes in the wood. I looked around for other stocking holders but they were either too expensive, or not exactly what I was looking for. I decided to figure out how to make something myself. While I was in the thrift store one day I spotted these rectangular glass vases and my stocking hanger idea was born.
I snatched up two vases ($1.99 each) and then ran to Lowe's to buy two knobs that I then super glued on the vases to hang the stocking from. The glass is heavy enough to hold the stocking and I made sure the glue I used would adhere to glass. I filled them up with some pine needled sprigs, pine cones and fluffy fake snow - it looked great with everything else on the mantel. You could also throw in ornaments or make a little winter house scene.