I got a piece of wood from the garage from the ramp dismantle and cut it to size. I carefully measured out for 16 nails. (I eye-balled them)
I drilled a small hole at an angle and hammered the nails in part way.
I emptied the mantle and place the piece of wood down.
Then I put everything back. It worked really well. I even filled some of the stockings and it didn't budge. I plan on keeping it and might even paint it for next Christmas.
Anyone else have a problem with too many stockings? If so, how to you deal with them?