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” 🙂 ).
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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