Photo by wahmhoff farms. If you must taper the base of the tree to fit it in the stand then you need a bigger tree stand for the safety of your home and family.
It s really hard to get a christmas tree to stand up straight in the stand on the first try.
How to get a real christmas tree to stand up. A christmas tree stand with an over all size that s smaller than your basket. The best plan of attack is to have one person adjust the tightening screws on the stand while the second person adjusts the tree and checks for straightness. To keep your tree stable you should first stand the tree in the bucket then fill in around it with rocks and gravel.
Choose a tree stand that has an adequate water reservoir and fits the trunk of your tree. The most important step in setting up your christmas tree is making sure the end of the tree s trunk is freshly cut. Place the stand on the bottom of the tree before standing the tree up.
Pin or spike type stands can make tree set up easier. If you re buying a real tree make sure you get a round stand. Tear a slit for the trunk so the tree can get water the bag is hidden under the tree skirt until you re ready to haul the tree out the door without leaving a trail of needles through the house.
You can also opt to put the finishing touches on both live or artificial trees with tree collars that slip around your existing stand or tree boxes which camouflage the stand and also may provide support. Yes you can swap out your christmas tree stand without getting a new tree. While you can always opt for a classic tree skirt you also might enjoy making your own diy christmas tree stand with a few basic supplies.
You can use any type of bucket but a bigger tree may need a bigger bucket. Wire basket christmas tree stand place a piece of burlap to fill the sides of a wire basket to make it look even more organic and nonchalant. One person should drop the trunk into the stand as upright as possible and hold it.
That s because once the tree is cut down from its roots the cut end will start. You need a partner. A bucket filled with rocks can hold up a tree and it works for either a real tree or an artificial one.
Buy a tree bag when you get your tree slip a tree disposal bag over the base of the tree before putting it in the stand. Most stores carry a version of these stands for artificial trees. A christmas tree stand should be wide enough to support the tree and make good contact with the floor.
The base that came with my artificial tree was 24 inches. Width of the stand. This wire basket tree stand looks cool and easy breezy like you just had it lying around and you simply used it to hold your newly bought christmas tree.