Out of the Box Artificial Christmas Tree stand Ideas

See how I use out-of-the-box artificial Christmas tree stands. From buckets and baskets to sleighs and a wheel barrel.

Can you believe that Christmas is less then two weeks away. I am sure by now your tree is up and you have your shopping done. However, I still have so much of my Christmas I want to share. I hope that you will enjoy it and you can get some inspiration for next year.

Since I started blogging about two years ago, we switched to artificial Christmas trees. I had a tree skirt, but I was not a big fan. So each year, I try to create themed trees and use unusual artificial tree stands.

Have you ever looked at your artificial Christmas tree, realized it looks a little bit lackluster and wished there was something more exciting or unique around the base of the tree? Well, look no further – I’m here to show you how to add a touch of surprise and creativity to your festive decor with an out-of-the-box artificial Christmas tree stand. Let me share my favorite ideas for creating beautiful holiday trees using unexpected materials instead of traditional stands.

Choosing a Theme for your Christmas Tree

out of the box artificial tree stand- sleigh

Do you decorate your trees with a theme each year? I have been doing this for several years now. I love thinking up a theme and enjoy finding items to go with my themes throughout the year, including out-of-the-box tree stands. These themese are someting I dream up in my head for several months to a year before I put them up.

This year I put up three full-size Christmas trees. My family room tree theme is “Gardening,” the living room is blue, red, and white candle lamps, and the dining room is blue and white Chinoiserie with plaid accents.

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Out-of-the-Box Artificial Tree Stand Ideas

I was determined to give my Christmas trees the ultimate stylish upgrade this year!

For instance, in the living room, you’ll find a festive red sleigh with a sophisticated candle tree inside. ( I will b posting about this tree later in the week)

As for our family room’s garden-themed decor? A magnificent wooden wheel barrel I sourced at an estate sale made all of the difference and gave it just what it needed to feel complete.

Lastly was the dining room. Having put my china on the tree, I would have loved to have the tree in a giant tea cup, but that was impossible. I settled for this blue and white, old barn wood box that my husband made for me last year. The colors were perfect, and they worked with our home.

wooden wheel barrel for artificail christmas treee stand

My Garden themed Artificial Christmas Tree Stand.

Since we are on the subject of unusual, I wanted to share a bit about my garden-themed tree.

I brought the garden into the entire family room.

As you can see above, the tree is sitting in a wheel barrel I picked up at a local estate sale. It was a bit wobbly and took some work with my hubby, and our dear friend Dan made it happen.

Garden themed tree in an unusual artifical christmas tree stand

This tree is packed with watering cans, birdhouses, vintage garden tools, old shovels, vintage flower seeds, and so much more.

Galvanized watering can in the christmas tree
Birdhouse on top of Christmas tree with a unique artificial christmas tree stand

I incorporated some beautiful ribbons from D Stevens. It is chambray blue on one side and red and white check on the other side. Have you seen the rage about mushrooms this year? well, they are everywhere. You may have seen my tutorial on these cute red epoxy mushroom ornaments I made to add to the tree. They are so cute and super easy to make.

mushroom ornament in garden tree
Vintage garden shovel in Christmas tree with a unique artificial Christmas tree stand

Christmas Garden Theme in the Family Room

I carried out the theme on the shelves, the mantel, and the hutch in the family room.

I added flower pots from the garden filled with vintage garden tools and some fun mushrooms. The mantel is adorned with Christmas greens, flower pots filled with dried hydrangeas, and a vintage watering can.

Christmas Mantel 2022 with a beautiful sign
Family room for Christmas 2022
Family room mantle Christmas 2022

My Out of the Box Artificial Christmas Tree Stand in the Dining Room

Last but certainly not least, the dining room – adorned with my favorite blue floral china. hanging in the tree. had hoped to have my tree in a grand teacup for added festivity, yet that proved impossible. Instead, saving the day was an amazing wooden box crafted by my husband last year! The hues of blues and white complimented our beautiful home perfectly;

Christmas Tree in the dining room with a unique artificial Chrismtas tree stand

This was the first tree I put up this year and I am just not sure I will ever be ready to take it down. The blue and white china just shimmers with the lovely plaid ribbon and bows.

Christmas tree in the Dining room in a unique artificial Christmas Tree Stand
White ironstone pitcher hanging in a christmas tree
Unique Christmas tree in the dining room adorned in blue and white

Other Out of the Box Tree Stands

My dear friend Kim from @shiplapandshells has placed her darling tree in an old bucket, this is such a great idea for smaller trees. Be sure to go on over and visit her blog. Kim Shares all about how to decorate with smaller Christmas trrees in your home.

Christmas tree stands

Jen @tattertotsandjello has done some of the most beuatiful trees in some out of the box artificial Christmas tree stands. You can check out her beautiful post and see all 15 of here gorgeous trees.

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Out of the box Christmas tree stands

And that’s how you create a Christmas tree in a unique artificial Christmas tree stand! I hope this article has inspired you to think outside the box when it comes to your own Christmas decorations. If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to follow my blog – there’s always something new and exciting happening around here!

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  1. These ideas are all so fun and festive Wendy! I love that red sleigh and would definitely want to leave it out all winter long. It’s beautiful. Love your garden tree too. I’ve never seen anything like it, it’s so creative. I can hardly believe we are just a few days away from Christmas. I swear it goes by too fast every year! Hugs and Happy Christmas, CoCo

    1. Thank you, Coco. I had so much fun with all of these trees. I love creating exciting themes for the trees. I agree. Christmas has come around way to fast this year. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  2. So many fun ideas! I love your inventiveness — and you must love your high ceilings!

    1. Thank you, Diane. Yes, It is nice to have tall ceilings. Merry Christmas to you and your entire family.

  3. I don’t know what I love more the garden tree or the blue and white one. The wheelbarrow is a fantastic idea though.

    1. Thank you Anita, there is one more to come to this Saturday. Keep your eyes open.

  4. My favorite is your garden tree. It’s a touch of the unexpected. I love it in that wheelbarrow. You always have such creative ideas.

    1. Thak you, Tammy, it is my favorite too, but the general population did not entirely respond as I thought. LOL

    1. Thank you, Rachel, I think it is one of my favorite trees.

  5. Wendy, what wonderfully creative ideas!! I love them all, but you really outdid yourself with the garden themed tree! The wheel barrel is genius!! Beautifully done!

    1. Thank you so much, Kim. It was such a fun-themed tree to do and very fitting to my lifestyle.
      I wish it was easier to photograph. I don’t think the images do it justice.

  6. Wendy, your garden themed tree is lovely! I love using “out of the box” items for tree stands, it adds a little character.
    This year I used a basket/table for one tree, a vintage wood and brass bucket for a mini tree in the kitchen and a brown and white transfer ware piece for a small tree.

    I cannot wait to see more of your decorations so keep them coming. I am taking notes for next year.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I cannot wait to see your trees. I am headed to your blog to see if they are there. I am going to reveal my last tree on Saturday, I would love to add you to my post if you have one on your trees? if so, please email me the link and some images to add. [email protected]

    1. Thank you so much Cindy. Very kind of you to say.

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