How to make a mini christmas tree stand

20 Best DIY Christmas Tree Stand Ideas 2021


You probably have a generic Christmas tree stand hidden in a closet or attic somewhere, but before you bust it out, consider making a DIY version instead. No, we don't mean DIY-ing some cardboard rig that's going to be hidden under a skirt in the end; we mean DIY-ing a super unique base for your tree that looks so good, it stands on its own! Whether you want it to blend in with your current aesthetic–rustic, modern, traditional, Christmaximalist–or completely stand out, you can tailor the design of your DIY tree base to your liking. We've rounded up our favorite DIY stands, from some that require moderate woodworking skills (call your favorite friend-with-a-saw) to incredibly easy-to-assemble ones that are more like instant bases than true DIYs. You're sure to find one you love–or major inspo, at the very least–on this list.


Find a Vintage Piano Stool

adams and elm home

For a highly unique stand, take apart a vintage piano stool. Use the base as a sturdy holder for a skinny faux tree.

See more at Adams and Elm Home.


Create a Faux Antique Box

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Love the idea of an antique look? DIY a faux antique box using spray paint and stencils (or, you know, run out to the local antique mall and see if you can find one you love). The upside of making one yourself is that you'll get to customize it to work with your interiors.

Get the tutorial from Funky Junk Interiors.


Use Photo Frames

in my own style

Hide a basic tree stand behind a few photo frames wrapped in a festive fabric, and you'll have an incredibly easy DIY display in no time. Bonus points if you match the fabric to your gift wrapping.

Get the tutorial at In My Own Style.


Fashion a Decorative Box

the maker's map

After a quick trip to Dollar Tree, you'll have everything you need to make this Christmas tree stand box. Surround it with other festive accents, like a little snowman vase and cake stand with faux greenery and berries.

Get the tutorial from The Maker's Map.


Try Wooden Pillars

shanty 2 chic

This wooden pillar-like stand is perfect for displaying a mini Christmas tree or two outside of your front door. Plus, you can use it all year long.

Get the tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic.


Wrap It

Sarah Ligorria Tramp

To make a plastic Christmas tree stand look a little more polished, simply wrap it with a linen tablecloth or towel. Designer Emily Henderson used a burgundy striped one that feels both casual and refined for this tree stand.


Make It Metal

Adrienne Elizabeth Home Style Life

Turn a galvanized steel tub into a chic, shiny tree stand. Pair it with a tree that's covered in fake snow, silver ornaments, and glittering tinsel.

Get the tutorial at Adrienne Elizabeth Home Style Life.


Wrap a Tire

Ella Claire & Co.

Repurpose an old tire by wrapping it in twine or rope to give it a rustic look. Slip the tree stand inside the tire once you're finished.

Get the tutorial at Ella Claire & Co.


Repurpose a Lamp Shade

Refunk My Junk

Use an old lampshade to cover up a boring tree stand. Try one with a checkered pattern, like this one by Refunk My Junk, or match the design to the ornaments and other decor you plan on adorning your tree with.


Create a Present

Dream a Little Bigger

It's only fitting that your Christmas tree stand blends in with the presents underneath the tree, and what better way to accomplish that than by making it look like an actual present?

Get the tutorial from Dream a Little Bigger.


Warm It Up

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Cover the base of your tree with a runner rug to give it extreme cozy vibes. Bonus: It doesn't take much effort or time!

Get the tutorial at Bower Power Blog.


Use a Basket

Courtesy of Lia Griffith

Place a tiny tree in a rope-wrapped basket with colorful tassels for a vibrant touch. Move the basket onto a small table for additional height, and then start decorating the tree.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.


Pop It Into a Crate

Courtesy of Dreamy Whites

A French-style basket or crate filled with colored ornaments is the country-inspired Christmas stand you need. Plus, you don't have to go through all of the effort of putting the ornaments on the tree.

See more at Dreamy Whites.


Incorporate a Gold Wire Basket

Courtesy of The Merry Thought

Finally—a tree stand that won't kill your modern decor vibes! This DIY requires very little effort. All you need is a wire basket and batting to stuff it with.

Get the tutorial at The Merry Thought.


Use an Upside Down Wicker Basket

Courtesy of Live Laugh Rowe

Ditch a tree skirt for a basket collar this year. It'll truly bring out all of the tree's natural vibes. Add burlap ribbon and papier-mâché ornaments to complement the look.

See more at Live Laugh Rowe.


Make a Festive Planter

Courtesy of Bower Power

A tree is a plant, right? Put together a large wooden planter and paint it a traditional red, then set the tree inisde. Once you add a few red ornaments, you'll be good to go.

Get the tutorial at Bower Power.


Use a Sled

Courtesy of Junkaholique

Turn your living room into a winter wonderland with this sled tree stand. All you really have to do is place a small tree on top of a small sled. Add a sheepskin rug underneath for extra flair.

Get the tutorial at Junkaholique.


Get a Wood Barrel

Courtesy of Bless'er House

Contain all the inevitable under-the-tree mess inside a giant wooden barrel. This DIY is perfect for any rustic home. You can even use it as decor throughout the entire year.

See more at Bless'er House.


Give it a Rustic Look

Courtesy of The Golden Sycamore

If you've got woodworking skills, you need to make this simple DIY stand by The Golden Sycamore. Once you're done, stuff it with a blanket or any other cozy material to warm up the look.


Make It Mobile

Courtesy of Sand and Sisal

A Christmas tree on wheels means you can move it wherever you need to around your house. It's ideal for photo ops!

See more at Sand and Sisal.

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25 DIY Christmas Tree Stand Ideas

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If you're like Ree Drummond, you have opinions about Christmas tree decorations. She's definitely on the DIY ornaments train, preferring ones she's had since childhood or sentimental gifts over a big set of store-bought ornaments. After you've gathered those homespun decorations and picked out a Christmas garland, there's one final element you'll need for the heavy lifting: pretty DIY Christmas tree stands! These are absolutely necessary to help bring together a festive display of Christmas decorations. Sure, it requires a little extra time to make, but a homemade element is always worth it.

Sure, displaying all types of Christmas trees on the plastic stands you buy at the store is an option, but there are so many beautiful homemade alternatives. Try making a stand of your own that will not only beautify your tree, but keep it sturdy and in place as well. Ahead, you'll find tons of ideas for decorative tree stands and tree collars that will match any style, whether you love vintage Christmas decorations or a more modern look. You can put your woodworking skills to the test by making a "box" for your Christmas tree or you could simply create a knitted collar that will make your entire room feel cozy. There's no shortage of amazing DIY Christmas tree stand ideas here!

Funky Junk Interiors

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Antique-Inspired Tree Stand

If you've ever wanted one of those vintage cases, you don't have to drop big bucks at an antique shop! This crate is a fully DIY project using spray paint and stencils but achieves the same authentic charm.

Get the tutorial from Funky Junk Interiors.


Adams and Elm Home

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Vintage Piano Stool Tree Stand

Repurpose a piano stool for a unique, rustic stand! Depending on your stool's strength, you can use a small real tree or a light faux tree.

Get the tutorial at Adams and Elm Home.

Ella Claire

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Wrapped Tire Christmas Tree Stand

Who would suspect that there's a tire inside of that sophisticated-looking stand? Wrapped in twine and placed beneath a glowing tree, it's perfectly disguised.

Get the tutorial at Ella Claire & Co.


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Concrete Christmas Tree Stand

Heavier trees can still fit nicely into well designed DIY stands! Here, a concrete-filled bucket keeps your tree sturdy while the rustic wood box planter acts as a cute cover for the base. Your Christmas tree isn’t going anywhere, and it’ll look so pretty.

Get the tutorial at Ella Claire & Co.


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Sled Christmas Tree Stand

Dashing through the snow! Place your Christmas tree atop a piece of vintage décor like this antique children's sled. It's a sure-fire conversation starter.

Get the tutorial at Dreamy Whites.



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Christmas Tree Box Stand

To give your Christmas tree a reclaimed look, visit the salvage yard or dig out some planks from your garage. From there, you can place your tree in a well-worn box like this one for the holidays.

Get the tutorial at Create & Babble.


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Basket Christmas Tree Stand

Did you know that a basket can double as a Christmas tree stand? It’s as easy as dropping your tree into a basket for a farmhouse touch.

Get the tutorial at Place of My Taste.


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Present Christmas Tree Stand Cover

To make your tree look as if it’s been planted into a beautiful, festive Christmas present, try this DIY. The bonus? It’ll make your tree sturdier and taller, too!

Get the tutorial at Dream a Little Bigger.


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Painted Basket Christmas Tree Stand

Using white chalk paint, you can breathe new life into a basket that will act as an ideal Christmas tree stand. A cozy blanket will look cute and secure it even more.

Get the tutorial at Girl in the Garage.


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Rope Christmas Tree Stand Collar

Rope and black jute cord come together for a Christmas tree collar that’ll cover up that less-than-pretty plastic stand in no time.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.



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Tire Christmas Tree Stand

Who knew that an old tire makes for the perfect Christmas tree stand? This one is sitting pretty in an aqua hue that matches the tree décor.

Get the tutorial at Lolly Jane.


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Wood Block Christmas Tree Stand

Let’s say that you opt for a tiny tree every year instead of a big one, but you’d still like to anchor it somehow. In this case, check out this simple wood block that doubles as a great stand for a little tree.

Get the tutorial at Garrison Street Design Studio.


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Crock Christmas Tree Stand

Perhaps you’re craving vintage Christmas decorations for your tree this year. Whether it’s a single tree or a whole group of them, look to antique crocks to act as stands.

Get the tutorial at Rocky Hedge Farm.

Purely Katie

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Grain Sack Christmas Tree Stand

If your tree is small enough, you can place it in a “vase” that will work as a stand. This painted burlap sack does the trick, and it looks flawlessly farmhouse too.

Get the tutorial at Purely Katie.


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Coffee Can Christmas Tree Stand

Don’t throw away that coffee can just yet! Instead, put it to use as a small Christmas tree stand, made over with paint, rope, and ribbon.

Get the tutorial at Re-Fabbed.



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Red Christmas Tree Box Stand

For this DIY, you’ll paint a wooden box red to make it look extra-cheerful for the season. You can also use it as a spot to stash ornaments after the holidays.

Get the tutorial at Abbotts at Home.


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Farmhouse Christmas Tree Basket Stand

For a basket Christmas tree stand with a chunkier look, opt for a widely woven seagrass basket. Spray-paint half of it in white for an extra little something.

Get the tutorial at Rachel Teodoro.


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Plaid Christmas Tree Stand Collar

Do your Christmas decorations always carry some country charm? Then this black-and-white buffalo check Christmas tree collar is right up your alley. With a blanket inside, it works as a stand, too.

Get the tutorial at DIY Beautify.


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Galvanized Bucket Christmas Tree Stand

A galvanized bucket is a great way to create a stand for your Christmas tree, no matter if it’s large or small. Simply drill a hole in the bottom, and that tree won’t budge an inch.

Get the tutorial at Mad in Crafts.


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Christmas Tree Planter Box

This wooden Christmas tree planter box will keep your tree in place. Plus, you’ll use glitter spray paint to make it super-glitzy.

Get the tutorial at Just Destiny Home.



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Wood Christmas Tree Stand with Bow

For a wood Christmas tree box that looks just a bit more festive, be sure to add a sweet bow.

Get the tutorial at Bitterroot DIY.


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Modern Christmas Tree Stand Collar

To give your tree more of a current look, create this Christmas tree stand collar featuring sleek shapes and dark and light hues.

Get the tutorial at Garrison Street Design Studio.


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Crate Christmas Tree Stand

Whether it's vintage or new, a wood crate works beautifully as a Christmas tree stand. This one is even more delightful with its "Rudolph Tree Farms" painted logo.

Get the tutorial at The Creek Line House.


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Knit Christmas Tree Stand Collar

If you think that the holidays and knitting go hand in hand, this DIY is for you. Give your Christmas tree stand a cozy cover with this hand-knit collar.

Get the tutorial at Lily Ardor.


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Snowflake Christmas Tree Stand Box

For a tree stand box that looks ready for Christmas and winter, look no further than this one sporting a wooden snowflake.

Get the tutorial at Gray House Studio.


Self-installation of a live Christmas tree

Installing Christmas trees in a stand.

If your choice is stopped on a cut live Christmas tree, then you will definitely need to install it in a special stand or use the "old-fashioned" methods (a bucket of sand, etc.). A reliable, modern Christmas tree stand is much more convenient and reliable.

If you don't have a stand, choose one from our online store.

In the assortment of our online store, Christmas tree stands are presented in several options - you can choose the one that suits you in color, size and type of attachment. Employees of the Yolki.Ru online store will advise which stand is suitable for your Christmas tree, and also offer professional installation services.

How to install a Christmas tree yourself?

If the height of the fluffy beauty does not exceed 2 meters, then you can install the Christmas tree alone. The installation of a tall three-meter Danish or Russian Christmas tree requires the coordinated work of at least two physically strong men: the weight of a spruce tree of such a height can reach 30 kg. What can we say about taller trees!

Therefore, it is very important to firmly fix the live Christmas tree in a reliable stand. The best option is a stand with mounts that allow you to fix the tree trunk from three or four sides. The bottom of modern Christmas tree stands is additionally equipped with a fixing pin, which increases the strength of the Christmas tree attachment and the stability of the entire structure.

If you have ever bought live Christmas trees at street Christmas markets, then you probably remember how you were recommended to hold a Christmas tree on a balcony or landing. It is impossible to bring a live Christmas tree into a warm room right away, because due to a sharp temperature drop, the needles of a live Christmas tree can quickly crumble.

The advantage of our company is that live Christmas trees are stored not in an open Christmas market, but in a warehouse with a constant temperature of at least -5°C. We deliver Christmas trees in closed vans, thus eliminating temperature fluctuations during the transportation of the Christmas tree.

So the living Christmas tree was delivered in the best possible way. You can start installation.

Remove the live Christmas tree from its packaging and tap it on the floor to loosen the dried needles. Don't be afraid of the amount! Christmas trees in the process of growth constantly renew their needles, so every year the spruce sheds a fairly large number of them. During transportation, the tree is in the net, so the needles ready for dumping simply remain inside and spill out when the tree is unpacked.

It is better to put a live Christmas tree away from the battery. Before installation, you need to saw off the lower part of the trunk of a live Christmas tree (about 2-3 cm). You can also remove the bark from the lower 5-10 cm of the trunk.

The base can be filled with sand or water. You can make a special solution: put a teaspoon of sugar and one aspirin in water, or add a special remedy, which can also be purchased from us. Water should be added to the stand periodically, as the plant drinks; sand must be constantly wet.

Planting a Christmas tree in a pot

Christmas trees in pots do not require a stand, as they come to the client in a technological pot with earth, which already holds the Christmas tree in an upright position. However, the native pot of the New Year's beauty has a number of disadvantages.

Since the live potted Christmas trees sold in our store are grown in pots and not transplanted into them, the container in which they will arrive at your home will have a rather unpresentable appearance - in fact, it is a black, plastic technological pot with holes in the bottom for watering. In addition, the powerful root system of conifers often breaks through the walls of their house, creating holes and deforming the shape of the tub.

In order for the Christmas tree in a pot to decorate your New Year's holidays, you will need to put it in an additional planter of a suitable size and shape. You can buy such a decorative pot in our online store, in any garden center, or use a simple household bucket of a suitable size.

The method of aligning the Christmas tree in the decorative planter depends on what you plan to do with the tree in the future.

If your plans include further planting the Christmas tree in the ground, then it is better not to disturb the root system that extends beyond the pot. In this case, the Christmas tree must be strengthened with the help of improvised means - slats, foam plastic or other non-soaking materials.

A Christmas tree that will not move to the site after the holidays can be leveled by filing "extra" roots.

Order a set of services

If you think that all the above manipulations are too complicated, or you just want the tree to be installed securely and professionally, order the installation service when buying a tree. The cost of such services can be found here.

How to hide the artificial Christmas tree stand?


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Designers strongly recommend leaving behind the classic decor of white fabric imitating a snowdrift under the New Year's beauty and a simple tinsel disguise. They offer a lot of great ideas and stylish options for decorating an artificial Christmas tree stand.

Christmas tree skirt rugs

The base of the main symbol of the New Year holidays is ideally decorated with a special skirt that wraps around the trunk and drapes beautifully . The accessory is easy to sew, decorating with a thematic appliqué, or crocheting if you don’t like the design of ready-made models.


To beautifully disguise the cross of the Christmas tree, you can use a basket made of twigs, a birch bark or plastic analogue of the product. Immerse the base of the Christmas tree in a basket, fill the free space with foam or crumpled paper, decorate the top layer with cones, tinsel or garlands.

Note! If necessary, it is not difficult to make a wicker basket from colored cardboard or paper tubes.

Artificial snow

In the light of garlands, artificial snow shimmers like real snow, setting the tone for festive decorations . Distribute the snow mass around the trunk of the tree, mask the stand well, powder individual branches.

Galvanized basin

Depending on the size of the Christmas tree, choose a deep or shallow galvanized steel basin. Place the "leg" with the cross in a container, use materials at hand as a filler. You can decorate the top with a composition of fake fruits or put real tangerines and oranges on top.


The sleigh will harmoniously fit into the New Year's plot. Refurbish an old toboggan to use as a plinth for an artificial Christmas tree. If a new sled is on hand, it's easy to give it a vintage effect. To do this, paint the strips with white paint and let dry. Then apply a thin layer of gray enamel, after drying, process individual areas with sandpaper, simulating scuffs.

Mini village

New Year's trend - miniature houses under the Christmas tree - is of general interest among both children and adults . Make fabulous huts from cardboard under a snowy blanket and decorate the space under the New Year's beauty with them, masking, at the same time, the cross. Lanterns, trees and figurines of animals on snowdrifts made of artificial snow look good between the houses.

Note! You can purchase luminous compositions in the form of mock-ups of a city at night or a village deep in a snow-covered forest to create a stylish decor under the Christmas tree.

Gift boxes

Use fake gift boxes to hide the artificial tree stand. The reception is banal, while it works great and does not "strain" the family budget.

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