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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.


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

funky junk interiors

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

Bower Power Blog

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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wooden cross, metal stand.

Preparing for the meeting of the main holiday of the year is a troublesome business. After all, there is so much to change. The main thing is to establish a Christmas tree as a symbol of the New Year. And if everyone eats with tinsel, toys and garlands responsibly, then they always forget about the stand. However, a stand that is not properly designed can spoil the whole image. In addition to beauty, it is important that the design ensures maximum stability of the New Year tree. You can buy a stand, as well as make it yourself from improvised materials.

Contents of the article

  • DIY Christmas tree stand options
  • Wooden Christmas tree cross
  • Metal Christmas tree stand

DIY Christmas tree stand options

provide stability, but also look beautiful. If the diameter of the spruce leg is small, and the tree itself is low, then a small stump is perfect as a stand. A stump about 30 cm high is enough. You will also need a drill, glitter for decoration, glue and a brush. In the stump, it is necessary to drill a hole equal in diameter to the spruce trunk. It should also be strictly perpendicular to the floor. After that, the stump must be covered with glue and sprinkled with sparkles.

INFORMATION! If there is a cross, but it is not presentable, you can give it a stylish look by using an ordinary wooden box as a decorative element. The box itself does not need to be closed. It can be sanded a little and varnished. Put toys and other Christmas decorations inside.

If you don't have a cross, you can make your own.

Wooden Christmas tree cross

This is the easiest and cheapest way to make a Christmas tree cross.

For it you will need:

  1. Several bars.
  2. Drill with drill bits of required diameter.
  3. Hacksaw or planer.
  4. Self-tapping screws.
  5. Adhesive.

Step by step:

  1. First you need to prepare the bars. They need to be given the desired length by carefully trimming the ends. This must be done as evenly as possible to avoid rocking the tree.
  2. The next step is to cut the grooves. You can do this with a chisel. The depth of the groove should be equal to about half the thickness of the bar.
  3. The resulting grooves must be covered with glue to securely fix the bars.
  4. Next, you need to assemble the cross.
  5. When the adhesive has completely set, the bars must be additionally fixed with self-tapping screws. This is required to ensure the stability of the structure, since the trees have a considerable mass.
  6. The final stage is drilling a hole in the middle of the resulting cross. Its diameter should be equal to the diameter of the tree.

ATTENTION! If there are no bars on hand, they can be replaced with boards or MDF. Since their thickness is much smaller than that of the bars, and drilling a hole will not work, something must be attached to them to install the Christmas tree. To do this, you can take, for example, an aluminum can of coffee. You also need a plate to which the jar will be attached.

In this case:

  • the can must be welded to the plate;
  • for greater stability, additional stiffeners must be welded to it;
  • boards must be glued together;
  • further, using self-tapping screws, attach the plate with the jar to the crosspiece made of boards or MDF.

After that, the jar needs to be beautifully decorated, for example, with the help of tinsel, or you can make decorative gifts and put them under the Christmas tree.

Metal Christmas tree stand

If the necessary tools are available, the stand can be made from metal.

For this you need a pipe and rods. The diameter of the pipe must match the diameter of the tree trunk. Procedure:

  1. The rods must be fixed in a vice and with a hammer give them the shape of future legs. This must be done very carefully to achieve maximum symmetry. Otherwise, the tree will swing after installation.
  2. To better hold the spruce in the inside of the pipe, several grooves must be made.
  3. The legs are welded to the pipe. If they turned out to be of different lengths, the rods need to be cut with a grinder.
  4. All ends of the rods and pipes must be sanded to remove roughness.
  5. Next, the resulting structure is painted in the desired color.
  6. Place a jar of water under the pipe, then set up the Christmas tree.
  7. If necessary, the stand can be disguised with tinsel.

After making the chosen version of the cross and installing the tree, you can start decorating the Christmas tree. This is how, with little effort and a minimum of materials, you can make a stand for spruce.

Do-it-yourself metal Christmas tree stand

With the approach of the New Year holidays, many are starting to think about how to make a solid Christmas tree stand. It should be simple, sustainable and safe.

Contents of the article

  • Why do you need a Christmas tree stand
  • What you need to make a metal stand
  • Choosing the size
  • Instructions on how to make a stand with your own hands

strengthening. Therefore, a convenient stand comes to the rescue. It is needed so that the tree stands straight and New Year's decorations and garlands do not fall from it. And also, so that the tree itself stays even throughout the New Year holidays.

INFORMATION! Well, the most important point is the moment of safety. After all, if there is a stand, there will be less chance that someone will touch the tree and it will fall.

Of course, there are situations involving children or pets. But a quality Christmas tree stand will ensure maximum safety for everyone. The main thing is to choose or make a stand in accordance with the desired parameters.

Stand for the main New Year attribute consists of the following elements:

  • feet;
  • bases;
  • fittings;
  • cans of 0.5 liters or more.

These items may also vary. It all depends on the materials from which the stand will be made. Let's take a closer look at products made from different materials.

What you need to make a metal stand

A custom made metal stand can keep your Christmas tree looking natural and festive throughout the holidays. Buying a real tree at the Christmas tree market, you always need to come up with a stand for it. You can draw a drawing and make your own any version of this product.

For example, a metal pipe and a rod are suitable for this purpose. It is best to choose a more ductile and flexible metal so that it does not crack during various actions. The scheme for manufacturing the stand is quite simple:

  • We measure a segment of about 10 mm from the fold line.
  • Insert the bar into the vise along the predetermined bending line.
  • We set the construction angle at a right angle to the vise and squeeze it strongly.
  • Next, with a hammer, hit the bar near the bend line, bend it to the desired angle from one side. By the same principle, we bend it from the other part in the opposite direction. It turned out one support of a metal product for a Christmas tree. In exactly the same way, we make other legs.
  • We cut four recesses on the pipe with a grinder. If necessary, six holes can be made at once. The grooves increase the contact surface of the liquid with the tree frame, while increasing the feeding of the tree with the necessary substances.
  • We measure the required size for all supports and remove the excess.
  • Weld the supports to the pipe.
  • File open cuts. After that, we process the welds with a special tool.
  • We insert the Christmas tree into the resulting product. In the lower part we set a jar filled with water.

Choosing the size

For trees up to 170 cm in size, you will need a special stand with a plastic case. They can have a modern and unusual design.

If the height of the tree is two meters or more, then more effective and reliable fixtures are required. Christmas trees of this size are usually placed at events and New Year's holidays. A stand for such a large Christmas tree will have the appearance of a cross, as well as an additionally equipped central pipe for greater balance. Such a pipe in its cross section may have a circle or a square. A metal pipe will significantly add mass to the product itself, which means stability and balance to the tree itself.

ATTENTION! It is also worth noting that products of a combined type have good indicators of strength, reliability and wear resistance.

They have steel supports and a special plastic container for wood. These types of devices have high bearing capacity. They are able to firmly hold a tree up to two meters high and above.

Instructions on how to make a stand with your own hands

It is not difficult to make a tripod for the main New Year's accessory. The main thing is to follow simple rules and instructions.

The simplest version of the stand is to fill a bucket with sand and insert a Christmas tree into it. But it is best to make something unusual and original. To make a stand, you will need the following additional materials:

  • nails, self-tapping screws;
  • hammer;
  • moisture resistant plywood;
  • sandpaper;
  • grinder or grinder;
  • electric saw or jigsaw;
  • screwdriver.

IMPORTANT! Wooden planks for assembly are available in different sizes. It all depends on the tree itself and the radius of the base. You can also use a sheet of plywood that is resistant to water.

Consider how to make a Christmas tree stand yourself: