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Champagne Bucket Christmas Tree Stand


Champagne bucket Christmas tree stand

vintage Hobart metal drawer cabinet with Christmas decorations

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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

Items Needed:

tabletop tree and vintage champagne ice bucket

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!

vintage champagne ice bucket with tabletop tree

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. 

tabletop tree with mini vintage glass ornaments in vintage silver champagne ice bucket

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. 

Victorian Christmas print and vintage Christmas decor

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. 

vintage metal Hobart drawer cabinet with Christmas decor

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:

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!

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  1. This is such a clever idea, Angie! This makes a perfect base for a small tree! Thank you for sharing your fun ideas with us! xoxo

  2. I was thinking, man I don't have a cool champagne bucket like that…. then I remembered, I have a vintage aqua one, and a clear one! I can totally see the clear one with cranberries in it, and the aqua one, well that could be all the rage with my aqua loving friends!

  3. That champagne bucket certainly does elevate your tree! When I was teaching school, I had a similar metal drawer cabinet in my classroom. It wasn't as big as yours but I sure wish I still had it!!!

    1. It makes it pretty fancy, doesn't it. And I was thrilled when I got the cabinet. It's such a fun little area to decorate.

  4. Your champagne bucket for your tree, the pretty print and those metal drawers, wow you hit the jackpot, and it all looks so pretty together.

  5. Love your holiday vignette and the way you used the champagne bucket…genius! I have one that's begging for a mini tree.

  6. Your space looks gorgeous all decked out for the Holiday season. I enjoy seeing how you arrange your vintage pieces. The Christmas tree in the champagne bucket is the icing on the cake!
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  7. Angie- both pieces are just so pretty and you styled it so well. I wish i was that lucky at goodwill! Merry Christmas.

  8. What a beautiful Christmas vignette, Angie! So after seeing this post I've added a champagne bucket to my thrift store find list for 2020. I didn't know it before but my tabletop Christmas trees need a champagne bucket! LOL

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