If you don't have a fireplace, but still want to hang stockings and decorate a mantel, you can craft one out of cardboard! Using cardboard display boards (ones students use for science projects), you can build a realistic (and lightweight) fireplace. This
MAYBE EITH COFFEE BEANS? - How to create signs made out of beans.I did this when I lived out in the boonies and lacked craft stores.I dyed wood with shoe polish, and used beans and grains to make art. There are times I simply MUST create.