Easy DIY Christmas Tree Basket Stand

Growing up my uncle had a Christmas tree farm. One of my favorite childhood memories was going up to the farm to pick out two live Christmas trees every year. While my parents were setting up the trees in their various locations around the house, the kids had an artificial flocked Christmas tree we used to set up in the hallway upstairs. We would surround it with our stuffed animals and it was something we could easily decorate on our own, unlike the 12-foot-tall trees we got for the other parts of the house. I loved that we had a tree that was all our own. 

I can't seem to shake the feeling that it isn't Christmas if I don't have more than one tree decorating the house. I picked up a small artificial tree this past summer at a garage sale for $2 and I decided that it was the perfect tree to work some magic on. I loved the idea of our old flocked Christmas tree, so I did a little DIY flocking. {more on that tomorrow! You aren't going to want to miss that tutorial.} All of the supplies were from the dollar store and it was so fun and easy.

artificial Christmas tree in a basket

Another recent trend that I'm loving is using baskets as a base. I saw a few Christmas tree collars lining the shelves at the store, but I was pretty sure that I could DIY a basket for a similar look. And I did. I just love how it turned out. Read along for the full tutorial on how to create your own Christmas tree stand basket.

Easy DIY Christmas Tree Basket Stand

Using the HomeRight spray shelter and paint sprayer to make a tree stand

I collect baskets the way that some people collect pillows. I love baskets of all shapes and sizes, but lately, the bigger the basket the better. Which came in quite handy when I was shopping my house for a basket to use as a base for my Christmas tree.

I had this basket on hand but it was boring. I decided that it needed something that would make it feel slightly more festive and finished. Something that would tie in the white of the flocking and stand out rather than blend in.

Don't have a basket on hand? Try this one.

I used wide painters tape to tape a straight line around the base of my basket.  I taped two rows around the base and turned the basket upside down in my HomeRight Small Spray Shelter.

I live in Seattle and it's been raining for about a month straight, so there is no going outside to tackle projects. Any project has to be done in my garage or in my house. I rely on the Spray Shelter during those rainy winter months.

The Spray Shelter sets up quickly {it literally pops out of a bag} and folds flat in a storage bag. It's the perfect size for small to medium projects like this one. Plus, it's designed to contain overspray and since you can see my car is parked in the garage right next to my project, it's important for me to protect my workspace.

I put some paint I had on hand into my HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer and in under 5 minutes, my basket was painted.

homeright paint sprayer

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I let my paint dry overnight before I peeled off the paints tape from the basket. I'm always impressed that the HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer does such a good job of containing the overspray. As you can see, I only needed the tape around the project, which made for a quick and easy prep time.

I got an amazing crisp line around my basket.

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spray painted two toned woven basket

I brought my basket inside and removed one of the legs from the base of the built-in tree stand. All three legs from the stand didn't fit properly inside the basket. The tree fit just right wedged into the basket with two legs. If you have a cat that might jump in your tree, you might want to come up with a sturdier solution, but for me, this worked out just fine.

If you are using a live tree, simply use a small tabletop Christmas tree stand. You will want to add a block of wood or a brick to the bottom of the basket in order to stand the tree a little taller. You don't want the tree to sink too low inside of the basket.

flocked Christmas tree in a basket

I just love how this turned out. I think it made for the perfect tree in my entryway and it brings a smile to my face every time I see it.

Don't miss the full tutorial tomorrow on how to flock a Christmas tree using supplies from the dollar store.

I think this tree is one of my favorite things in my house right now!

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disclaimer: this post is brought to you by my friends at HomeRight. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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