Wondering how to make your Christmas tree look taller? You are in the right spot!
When I was a kid, my dad and I always got into a fight at the Christmas tree lot. See, my parents have a 2-story foyer, and I hated how “small” trees looked in it. I wanted a 10-footer, at least. My dad wasn’t trying to spend that kind of money on a dead tree. I also doubt he felt like man handling a 10 foot tree by himself.
My dad actually used this hack to make their tree look taller. And even though the room that we now put our tree in is much less grand, Sean and I do this as well!
See, you pay for Christmas trees based on height. This DIY Christmas tree stand will add at least a foot to your tree. So, you are literally saving money by using this stand!
How to make your Christmas tree look taller
The trick to making your Christmas tree look taller is to build a raised stand.
What you need to build a raised Christmas tree stand:
- 1 sheet of 1/2″ or 3/4″ plywood
- Plastic Christmas tree holder
How to build a raised Christmas tree stand:
- Start by cutting a square of plywood about six inches wider than your tree holder to serve as the top
- Cut two 12″ wide strips of plywood the full length of two sides of your top
- Cut two more 12″ wide strips of plywood the length of the sides, but subtract twice the thickness of your plywood
- Attach the two longer strips to the top first using screws, then attach the two shorter strips, forming a box
- Use screws to attach the sides to each other for stability
- Use screws to attach your plastic Christmas tree stand to the top
I cover the whole stand with a tree skirt. Once it is surrounded by presents, no one even notices that it is on a raised box.
Click here to see my tutorial for a DIY Christmas tree skirt.
Any other Christmas tree tips?
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