If you don't have a mantel, why buy stockings? To identify recipients, mark apples with initials and tie them to the drawer
handles with ribbon.
For an easy alternative, use a chest of drawers and fill it with wrapped gifts.
Transition a ledge or molding into a makeshift mantel by simply adding garland and decorative accents.
Take a note from this modern decorating idea: Tasteful amounts of silk ribbon and ornaments can transform any regular household accent into an example of holiday cheer.
A simple photo ledge or shelf can easily double as a makeshift mantel. Instead of traditional stockings, use metal pails hung with ribbon. Fill each bucket to the top with goodies.
Decorating this large chalkboard with a garland extends the mantel motif through the home, even into the kitchen.