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DIY Potted Christmas Tree Stand

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Here’s a holiday hack for you! Is your Christmas tree too short for your space? Or maybe you just don’t like how low to the ground it is. Don’t go out and buy a whole new tree just yet, especially if you like everything else about the way it looks. I used this DIY potted Christmas tree stand hack to take my nine foot tree and turn it into an eleven foot tree. I had this nine foot tree already, but I wasn’t a fan of how short it looked in our living room. By adding another two feet, this tree fills the space so much better and now there is actually room for gifts underneath it! Try this DIY potted Christmas tree stand hack to give your tree a new, refined look.

diy potted christmas tree stand

DIY Potted Christmas Tree Stand


Artificial tree

Large, heavy pot

Foam or gravel (optional)

PVC pipe

PVC stopper


diy potted christmas tree stand

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Step 1: Find your PVC pipe size.

You’re going to start by taking the base of your artificial Christmas tree to Home Depot. This is to gauge what size PVC pipe you’ll need. Make sure there isn’t too much wiggle room because you don’t want the tree to wobble inside the pipe. You’re also going to want to buy a pipe stopper for the bottom of the PVC pipe.

I took the pipe home and cut it to the length I needed but you could also have home depot do that for you if you don’t have the right tools.  For reference, the pipe needs to sit about an inch below the rim of your chosen pot.

Step 2: Choose your pot.

The pot needs to be a heavy sturdy pot to balance the weight of the christmas tree. Mine was an outdoor terra cotta planter.

Step 3: Use the Quickcrete.

Quickcrete is the best product that I’ve found for quick setting concrete projects. It’s easy to mix and sets quickly. There isn’t a specific amount of concrete that you have to fill your pot up with, but it needs to be at least 3/4 full. As filler, I also mixed in some extra foam I had. You can use gravel or other scraps that you have to add more bulk to the base inside and around the PVC pipe. Per the directions on the back of the bag, the concrete needs to sit a few hours before use. However, I let mine sit overnight before I placed the tree inside.

Step 4: Assemble your Christmas tree.

Once the Quickcrete is dry, assemble your tree as you normally would, piece-by-piece, using the pot as your stand. If you have a pre-lit tree, I hid the cord in the pot by covering it with a piece of cardboard cut down to size, and some preserved moss on top.

The last step is to stand back and admire your “new” tree and its stand. After all, by adding a couple feet or so to the height, it may as well be a brand new tree! Plus, now you have a new tree stand you can use year after year.

diy potted christmas tree stand
diy potted christmas tree stand

Watch me make this DIY potted Christmas tree stand in this Instagram Reel!

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