One memory I have growing up is of my parents arguing every year over the Christmas tree stand. Getting the tree into the stand. Getting the tree to sit straight. One year, they had to use fishing wire to secure it to some windows!
My husband and I have eliminated this fight by buying our tree from the same lot every year We bring the tree stand back each year and take one home with the stand on it. Problem solved!
However, I have still been thinking about alternatives to using a traditional Christmas tree stand. Here are some other options:
I adore the idea of using an urn to hold a Christmas tree. If a real tree is used however, it must be lined with plastic to ensure it does not leak!
A galvanized bucket was used by Country Living to display a tree. I really love the way it looks. Bonus: when you are done you can save it for a drink cooler for summer parties!
Kate, over at Centsational Girl re-purposes a wine barrel as a tree stand. Those of us in Northern California have those readily available!
You could consider re-purposing a crate like the blogger over at Tater Tots and Jello did. These are available at crafts stores such as Michael’s and can be painted and customized to your liking!
Finally, you could use a wicker basket as a container for your tree.
Most of you probably have your trees up for this year, but consider one of these non-traditional choices for next year. I think I may do a smaller tree in one of my girl’s rooms next year using a basket!
Have you ever mixed it up and used a tree-stand alternative in your home? Do tell!!