After nearly 8 years of loathing, my husband will be overjoyed to find that our stocking hangers are about to meet their end. Minutes after we got out our Christmas decorations this year there was a yanking incident that ended in a nearly-broken face on our 4-year-old. Our 2-year-old, who copies everything his sister does, is determined to injure himself as well!
We have these "NOEL" holders, which are of the Target variety and only slightly weighted. Heavy enough to hold an empty stocking, easy to yank off, and yet just dangerous enough to cause injury. GENIUS. Can you tell this was one of my pre-kid decorations?
(Not pictured: copious amounts of those 3M sticky thingies and clear packing tape.)
And so, I implore you Dear Readers, is there an attractive, yet SAFE way to display stocking on mantels without hammering nails into the wood? Bonus points if the stockings will hang filled, which is my husband's Christmas pet peeve.