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25 DIY Christmas Tree Stands That Are Downright Genius

Who's says it can't be festive and functional? 🎄

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There's so much effort that goes into Christmas tree decorations that you might forget about one vital part: pretty DIY Christmas tree stands! While you have your favorite DIY ornaments that you hang year after year and long strands of Christmas garland to drape around the house, making sure there's an eye-pleasing Christmas tree stand to bring everything together is the key to creating a festive display of Christmas decorations. It requires a little time and patience to get everything looking looking perfect, but it’s all worth it! The end result is an amazing-looking Christmas tree you and your kids will remember for years to come.

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!

antique christmas tree stand
Funky Junk Interiors
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Antique-Inspired Tree Stand

Believe it or not, the box in this image isn't actually an antique! It's fully DIY, made using spray paint and stencils.

Get the tutorial from Funky Junk Interiors.


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Adams and Elm Home
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Vintage Piano Stool Tree Stand

This lovely stand looks like it was made to sit beneath a Christmas tree, but it's actually a repurposed piano stool. A small faux tree fits perfectly on top!

Get the tutorial at Adams and Elm Home.

tire christmas tree stands
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.

concrete planter diy christmas tree stands
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Concrete Christmas Tree Stand

Sturdied in a concrete-filled bucket covered up by a rustic wood box planter, your Christmas tree isn’t going anywhere, and it’ll look so pretty.

Get the tutorial at Ella Claire & Co.

sled diy christmas tree stands
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Sled Christmas Tree Stand

Stand up your Christmas tree on a piece of vintage décor that’s sure to be a real conversation starter, like a charming antique sled.

Get the tutorial at Dreamy Whites.


wood tree box diy christmas tree stands
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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.

basket stand diy christmas tree stands
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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.

painted basket diy christmas tree stands
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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.

rope stand collar diy christmas tree stands
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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.


painted tire diy christmas tree stands
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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.

diy wood block christmas tree stand
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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.

crock diy christmas tree stands
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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.

grain sack diy christmas tree stands
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.

coffee can diy christmas tree stands
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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.


red box stand diy christmas tree stands
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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.

farmhouse basket diy christmas tree stands
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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.

plaid tree stand collar diy christmas tree stands
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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.

planter box diy christmas tree stands
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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.


wood tree stand with bow diy christmas tree stands
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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.

diy modern christmas tree stand collar
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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.

crate tree stand diy christmas tree stands
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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.

knit tree collar diy christmas tree stands
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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.

snowflake tree stand box diy christmas tree stands
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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.


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