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DIY Christmas Tree Stand

A colourful wooden cover for the base of your Christmas tree can really tie a holiday theme together, and it’s a great project for adults and kids to do together!

Skill Level: Beginner
  1. Step 1 Gather Your Materials

    Gather Your Materials

    Anything you don’t already have on hand can be found at your local Home Depot. If you need assistance finding anything, a store associate will be happy to help you.

  2. Step 2 Prepare Your Crate

    Prepare Your Crate

    Cut the tarp to fit the lower third of the crate. This prevents leakage from the stand of a real tree, if you’re using one. Don’t attach it yet!

    If you are painting your crate, you can cut out stencils for designs if you don’t want to buy them.

  3. Step 3 Paint or Stain Your Crate

    Paint or Stain Your Crate
    Paint or Stain Your Crate

    Paint your crate your base colour, then let it dry. Apply masking tape in stripe patterns or simple snowflake designs, then spray again. Let dry before removing tape.

    If you are staining your crate, apply the stain and let it dry before decorating.

  4. Step 4 Decorate Your Crate

    Decorate Your Crate
    Decorate Your Crate

    With your painted or stained crate, you can add all sorts of extra touches, such as:

    • Wrap garland and/or lights around the top or sides of the crate.
    • Hang Christmas ornaments from the slats of the crate.
    • Stickers or other fun additions
    • Leave it minimalist, if you want! No need to overthink it.

    Once your crate is decorated, attach the tarp around the inside of the crate, reaching just over the top edge.

    Have fun!