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How To Elevate A Short Christmas Tree

How to build a very simple Christmas tree platform to raise up a small tree


Does your tree look a little short and squat? Build a very simple platform to raise it up, then cover with a tree skirt (or in my case, a white sheet and polyfill “snow” 🙂 ).

A simple Christmas tree platform gives a tree more height and space underneath.


This tree is an inexpensive and imperfect Charlie Brown Christmas tree I bought to brighten our family room. It’s funky and sparse on one side but since it was going in a corner that was fine by me! However, it is rather short, so to give it a little more presence in the room I built a large platform to set the tree stand on top of.

I used scrap wood from my garage that I simply nailed together, but if you don’t have a piece of wood big enough to generously hold your tree stand, check out plywood sold in small sizes for projects at your hardware store. To make this base stable make sure the plywood is much wider than the tree stand. Inexpensive common boards will raise your tree 4″+ the width of your plywood, or you could ask the hardware store to cut down plywood into 6″ or 8″ strips to use as the sides if you’re looking for even more height.

This is truly a simple project you can “bang out” in 5 minutes or less once you have the materials!


Have a wonderful day friends, and if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to enter the Lynch Creek Wreath giveaway at the end of this post!!

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Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Great tip, Lisa. Our foyer tree is old and pathetic looking but since we also buy a live tree for the living room, I just deal with it for now...You are always coming up with great ideas! Shelley


Tuesday 5th of December 2017

I've been seeing so many great tutorials for zhushing up old trees Shelley! Today I saw Heather from the Heathered Nest posted a video of adding real greens to a faux tree to give it a little life, maybe that would help your foyer tree :)

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Tuesday 5th of December 2017

That's a great tip Lisa. I love this idea for smaller table top trees as well. Our giant 13 footer needs no help this year ;-) (I may however once up on that ladder, LOL)


Tuesday 5th of December 2017

13 feet!! WOW Lauren! I hope you post it when you're done with it, I bet it'll be amazing! That's probably twice the size of my little tree!