I popular question I get this time of year is how I get my Christmas tree to fit inside a basket, and stand up straight! Thought I would share what I did this year for the Christmas Tree’s in the kids bedrooms and some of my favorite baskets! My friend just said to me she feels very understocked in baskets when she is around me. Ha! I do like baskets to organize things and make sure everything has a designated spot to live.
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In the past I would just stuff blankets in the bottom of the basket to get my faux tree to stand up, but the tree would always end up leaning and sometimes tip over. Or had to be right against the wall. This year I committed! I know I always pot my tree in a basket, so I cemented it into a bucket that can easily put in any basket. Don’t be scared, it was really easy and quick to do!
Grab a bag of Quick Dry Cement from The Home Depot. While you are there grab a small bucket for your tree to be cemented in, even an old paint can would work for a smaller tree. I went with a small bucket that could fit in really any of my baskets. And if you go with a smaller bucket you won’t need as much cement, making it not very heavy. Also storage after Christmas will be easy!
Pour cement into the bucket, add a small amount of water and stir. You just want to make sure the dry cement get’s wet, similar to making bread! Not too runny and not too dry. Once cement and water is mixed stand tree up in the center. Stabilize your tree against a wall, using objects to keep it as straight as possible, we used a wall and a chair. The cement dries quick, in about 20 minutes.
Now your tree is ready to stick in the basket or bucket you desire! I linked up some of my favorite baskets and buckets from The Home Depot at the end of this post. I also use baskets for plants, trash containers, storage and more!
For Ella’s bedroom I put her now cemented tree inside this basket (it comes with a lid, I just took it off for now).
One way to hide the cement and the bucket is to pile yarn inside the basket like I did above. It isn’t necessary, but could be a fun addition depending on your tree and room.
I LOVE to put a Christmas Tree in each of my kids rooms, they really enjoy the glow too. And it is a fun time I get to spend with each of them decorating their tree.
For Lola’s tree we used this basket (comes in a set of 3, this is the large). I love that basket to also use for plants! It’s has a nice tray inside the basket, see below.
I used the medium version of this basket for my Audrey Ficus in my office! I kept it in the grow container and just sat the tree inside.
And Finn’s tree is one of my favorites with the colorful lights! We put his Christmas tree in this green metal bucket and used the smaller one as a side table for his Christmas books.
His tree is in the same metal bucket that we use for dog food (I made sure to clean out the bucket really well before putting the food in, or you could leave it in the original packaging and sit inside the bucket) and one for recycle by our mini fridge and ice machine.
Here is the cream version of the green bucket we used for Finn, it comes in a lot of colors and is safe for outdoors.
- Andorra 20 in. x 20 in. x 20 in. Natural Round Blended Wool Basket
- Enamel Metal Container (Set of 2)– comes in cream or green! I like these for storage too, we put dog food in the cream containers.
- Natural and White Seagrass Accent Tall Basket Set with Lids (Set of 3)
- Round Natural Seagrass Wicker Basket Planters with Handles
- Soft Woven Decorative Basket with Handles
- Brown and White Corded Seagrass Round Baskets with Arched Cord Handles
Do you love baskets too?? Hope this gave you some fun ideas for your baskets!