Champagne bucket Christmas tree stand
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Hey, friends! It’s the 2nd Friday of the month and that means it’s time for the Thrifty Style Team Challenge! I’m teaming up with some clever and creative bloggers who love creating stylish decor on a budget. The talented Julie at Redhead can Decorate organizes this monthly challenge and it’s always inspiring to see what projects are shared. They’re all at the bottom of the post so be sure to visit everyone.
My project is a super simple one. It’s actually a bit of a stretch to even call it a project, but it’s thrifty and stylish, so it fits the bill! I’m showing you an easy way to dress up a little tabletop tree for the holidays without spending very much.
Champagne Bucket Christmas Tree Stand
- Tabletop Christmas Tree
- Champagne bucket
- Possibly paper for the bottom of the bucket
- Mini ornaments (optional)
- Mini strand of lights (optional)
I found my champagne bucket at Goodwill several months ago. To use one as a Christmas tree stand, you’ll need a mini/tabletop tree. My tree was already in a decorative urn, but luckily it fit inside the champagne bucket without having to remove it from the urn.
If your tree has a smaller base, you might need to add some crumpled up paper or fabric inside the bucket before you put your tree in it. You’ll need to add enough for the tree to stand upright and for bottom of the tree to line up with the top of the bucket. Place the tree in the bucket and add any additional paper around the tree to keep it upright. Then add ornaments, lights, or whatever you choose. You could also add some ribbon as a little garland. And voila! A fancy little tree in a pretty stand!
So is that the easiest Christmas project ever? I love easy projects, especially when I already have everything I need to make them! I added some colorful mini vintage ornaments that I had been given several years ago. They’re the perfect size for mini trees. And a few vintage bulbs and boxes found at estate sales were added for more of a vintage theme.
This print came from a junk store several years ago and I like to set it out during the holidays. It’s a reproduction and not anything of value, but I love the old fashioned scene and the colors.
And we can talk about my favorite recent vintage find? That I got for $40? I’ve seen these metal drawer cabinets on etsy for as much as $700, which is way too rich for my blood. I saw this piece while looking through the pictures for a local warehouse sale. I decided to go to the sale, hoping it was priced well. I got there early, was first in line, and made a bee line for this piece. It has a dented drawer and some rust spots on it, but I can live with that. Isn’t it fun? And it looks like it was made for the wall next to our basement entry.
More budget-friendly and vintage decor ideas
If you like finding ways to decorate without breaking your budget, see my budget decor archives here:
See more ideas for Christmas tree stands/containers and places to use them in this recent post:
And see my favorite ways to decorate for Christmas with vintage finds in these posts:
- Using vintage white ironstone and finds to decorate for Christmas
- 21 ways to use vintage items in your Christmas decor
Here are all of the wonderful and thrifty projects for this month with the links just below. Be sure to visit everyone for some clever ideas!
- DIY Mason Jar Centerpiece – Chatfield Court
- How to Make a Bow Christmas Tree Topper – The Creek Line House
- Easy Thrifty Outdoor Peppermint Pillow Wraps – DIY Beautify
- Dollar Store Olive Appetizer Wreath -Redhead Can Decorate
- Recycled Metal Seat Door Wreath – Bliss Ranch
- How to Make Scented Pine Cones -I Should Be Mopping the Floor
- Champagne Bucket Christmas Tree Stand – Postcards from the Ridge
- Thrifty and Easy hostess gifts – Duke Manor Farm
- Dollar Store Duster Christmas Wreath– The How-To Home
- Christmas Cloche Centerpiece Ideas – 2 Bees in a Pod
- Vintage Thrifted Christmas Tablescape – What Meegan Makes
- DIY Snowman Ornaments – Cottage at the Crossroads
- Rustic Leather Magazine Holder – Unskinny Boppy
- Vintage Drawer Pull Cup Board – Jen Rizzo
- Cricut Christmas Placecard Setting – Salvage Sister & Mister
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