You have just brought home the famous Christmas tree or better, you have just cut it down – it is not excluded that you are a lumberjack in your spare time… And there the question of the foot arises. Yes, there will be some of you – who are therefore not on this page – who will have brought back the foot as well, but not everyone will have thought of it and not everyone is necessarily satisfied with a plastic foot. or a stand sold with the tree. So in this case, what to do?
The easiest way is still to make a wooden cross that will serve as a support for your Christmas tree. To do this, you will need pieces of wood, a saw or a jigsaw and a plane or a wood sander. You cut out two long pieces, about 40 centimeters each – it all depends on the size of your tree. Then you nail them crosswise. Finally, all you have to do is nail this support to the base of the tree. It goes without saying that this technique works for trees of a small size. For taller and wider ones, the base will have to be reinforced. You can then transfer your tree to an old bucket that you put on a support made by you and that you wedge with vertical pieces of wood. Of course, to make it more aesthetic, you can dress this foot.
How to make a stand for your Christmas tree?
This year, why not match the base of your tree with the rest of your decoration? Here are some ideas to create a footing for your tree or to dress it up in the most elegant way possible.
You can create a tree stand yourself by cutting a log of wood and carving it so that it makes a nice support for you. It is often sold with the trees. You also have the option of using a stump as a support. For that, you have to be able to move it to your home. The wink is to have a wooden foot and an artificial tree!
A vintage container
Nothing is more elegant than an old bucket or a zinc basin as a tree stand. You can choose them much larger than your tree stand, this will create an aesthetic shift. In the family of trendy objects found in flea markets are all the vintage zinc containers. The garage sales and other flea markets are yours a few weeks before the end of year celebrations.
A wooden box
For a rustic and warm look, you can create a wooden base for your Christmas tree. With an old pallet or a pre-existing crate. All you have to do is place your tree in the center and wedge it, why not with a plaid or paper or even wood chips?
A wicker basket
Do you want it to be the most beautiful from head to toe? To get in the Christmas spirit, place your tree in a large wicker basket. It is a very decorative solution for a tree stand. A very trendy and very soft natural decoration.
A paper bag wrapped with string
If you don’t have burlap, you can gently wrap the base of your tree in kraft paper. This will bring a little rustic side. And even if it means playing the paper card, wrap empty boxes with shiny gift paper, these will act as gifts at the foot of the tree. On D-day, replace them with the real ones.
A mirrored stand
Do you want to make your tree stand an original decoration? Why not hide it under mirrored plates. Adjust a set of mirrors around its base to multiply its light and send ever more sparkles back into your room. A real idea of Christmas, illuminated.
A storage box
Sometimes it’s not enough. A simple storage box. The ones you use to store your Christmas decorations for example! Exceptionally, you empty it to make your tree stand and its dressing. Ideally, adapt the color of the box to your decoration. If you’re into traditional Christmas colors, you should be able to get your hands on a crate in either red or green tones. You can hide it a little, surround it with a big ribbon to make it like a big gift, in the spirit of Christmas.
A basket full of walnuts and hazelnuts
Take a basket and fill it with walnuts and hazelnuts. You can also add chestnuts or pine cones, which are more voluminous. You will then obtain a container of the most natural in which to immerse your Christmas tree. Both warm and traditional, this detail will bring a little je-ne-sais-quoi to your holiday decoration.
A recycled tire
It’s an original idea if you leave it apparent. Why not paint a scrap tire a bright color and hang it under your tree? Or rather insert your fir tree in this tire. It will be there far from its primary function. It’s relevant, funny and effective to reuse it!