Asked on Dec 3, 2020

How do I secure a artificial xmas tree that has no base?

Holly Lengner - Lost MomAnnieJohnavallance82


19 answers
  • Redcatcec
    on Dec 3, 2020

    Hi Claudia,

    Take a look at these creative ideas, click on start the slide show:

  • Betsy
    on Dec 3, 2020

    Well, you either buy a base, or get a pail, put the tree in it and then fill the pail with sand. Put one of those tree skirts around it and Bob's your uncle :)

    on Dec 3, 2020

    I've seen people selling the bases on buy and sell sites like facebook Marketplace, etc.

  • Well, it depends on what you have. Does it have a trunk like a real tree? If so, decorate a large container, even a large bucket, trough, 5 gallon paint container will do. Secure with gravel, sand, or anything that will keep the tree upright.

    Or just set it where you want it and add a tree skirt and call it a day.

    Can you post a photo to see what you have to work with?

  • Mogie
    on Dec 4, 2020

    Make your own tree stand That can be as simple as two boards nailed into the bottom or it can be a large plastic or metal base. Two things help: make it as wide as possible and as heavy as possible.

    A wide base provides a resisting force by pushing back against the floor anytime a force pushes the tree sideways. The wider the base, the bigger the opposing force. A heavier base provides the same kind of opposing force, just by a different means. It's hard to push a heavy object over when it's close to the ground.

    But that base can only produce a stable tree if the tree is well secured to it. That may involve pushing the screws far into the tree. Or, it may require that you fill the base with material that keeps the tree from tipping. In every case, ensure that the bottom of the tree is perfectly flat and snug on the bottom of the base.

    If you've done everything reasonable you can with the base, you might need to work at the other end. If you secure the top of the tree, it can even more effectively resist sideways motions. You'd have to snip the line to get it to fall. If your tree is tall, or likely to be subject to accidental shoves, this may be the way to go.

    Kids, dogs or cats who like to climb the tree can all produce a Christmas tree that is horizontal rather than vertical. Not good. But very hard to guard against 24/7. Securing the top of the tree with a thin, invisible line is a simple solution.

    Screw a small hook into the ceiling. Thread a thin, transparent length of fishing line around the upper branches of the tree and loop the other end over the hook. Tighten until the tree is about to be lifted off the floor, then slacken slightly. Flexible, strong and secure. And practically invisible.

  • William
    on Dec 4, 2020

    A few ideas

  • Flipturn
    on Dec 4, 2020

    Where is the tree going - indoors, outdoors, such as on a porch?

    What do you want to secure it to - the floor, the wall?

    What do you want to secure it from - pets, children, the wind?

  • Sharon
    on Dec 4, 2020

    Since i had a cat the likes to run up and down the tree trunk to topple the tree.... I put a hook in the wall and use braided picture wire to hang it from the top of the tree to the wall or ceiling..... if you're gonna anchor it into drywall use one of those plastic anchors for the hook.

    • Sharon
      on Dec 4, 2020

      Get a plastic tub like one of those ice cream pails, and pour in some plaster of paris and put the tree base in it while still damp.

  • Homeroad
    on Dec 4, 2020

    You can create a base using 2x4 pieces of wood. Make an "X" with the boards then drill a hole in the center the diameter of the bottom of your tree. You may need to secure it with contact cement.

  • Em
    on Dec 4, 2020

    Buy a tree base. They are very inexpensive.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Dec 4, 2020

    I would purchase a replacement base. You can get one made for "real" trees and use it if you can't find one for an artificial tree.

  • You can get a replacement or you can get a nice looking bucket or similar, pour some concrete in it, and stick the tree in that.

  • Dee
    on Dec 5, 2020

    It depends on what size tree it is. You can use something like a milk crate, even a plastic storage box, [painted and decorated of course] or if it is a small tree you can get flower pots. Just make sure there is room for something heavy to keep the tree balanced.

  • J Brown
    J Brown
    on Dec 5, 2020

    You can often find bases at the thrift stores....... Or even curbside salvaging from a tree someone is throwing away.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    Simple Nature Decor
    on Dec 7, 2020

    You can use a garden pot and fill with rocks.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Dec 8, 2020

    Hi Claudia.

    Use a Garden Parasol Bas or Fill a bucket with Post Crete (quick drying Concrete)! Place Pipe or tube in centre that will take your tree when set!

  • Annie
    on Dec 9, 2020

    Can you put it in a regular xmas tree base...

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Jan 10, 2021

    There are lots of Christmas tree stand ideas here:

    Home and Garden DIY Ideas | Hometalk

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