Building your own Christmas tree stand is almost as easy as setting up the tree itself. It is the perfect way to have an old-fashioned Christmas decor and a way to add a personalized touch to this festive season. Here are the steps on how to build a stand for your Christmas tree.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- 4 eye bolts, 6-inch or larger
- Screws or nails
- Hole saw or large drill bit
- Pot or bowl
- Paint and paintbrush
- Decorative elements like glitter, beads, etc
Step 1 – Cut the lumber
Cut the lumber into four equal lengths. The length should be approximately 14 to 18 inches. Using the drill, drill holes into the lumber strips so that you can nail or screw them together. Remember that you need to form a square frame. If you have a large tree, you will need to have another frame to make the stand stronger and more stable.
Step 2 – Make legs for the stand
From the lumber, cut four legs. Attach these to the four corners of the square frame to make the frame stand on its own. Make the legs long enough to fit the bowl or pot where you will be putting the tree into the water.
Step 3 – Paint the stand
Apply a thin coat of primer and let it dry for an hour. Once it is dry, apply the first layer of paint. Choose a bright and cheerful color like red, green or silver. Let the first coat dry before applying the last coat. You can finish it with a clear varnish to make the frame shiny. You can also add in some embellishments, such as glitter or beads while the paint is still wet so that they will stick to the stand.
Step 4 – Secure the tree
Drill a hole and screw in an eyebolt to each side of the stand. Use the eyebolts to secure the tree to the stand. You can either attach your stand to the pot or you can also just let it stand freely. Make sure that the pot or bowl you choose is heavy and sturdy enough so that the tree won’t fall down. The tree should be positioned in the center of the bowl.
Step 5 – Position the stand
Look for an area in your home where you want to put the tree. Put a sheet under the bowl to catch any needles falling from the tree. This will make cleaning much easier.
Building a tree stand can be challenging and exciting. Follow these tips to ensure that you are able to build a stand that is sturdy enough to hold your Christmas tree.