DIY Christmas Tree Stand Container

5 Materials
2 Hours

This DIY Christmas Tree Stand Container is a close replica of a European Antique Grape Gathering Hod. This easy tutorial is an inexpensive way to achieve the vintage Christmas feel.

Now you can make your own tree container to use for the holidays.

Christmas Tree Stand Materials & Tools

Here are the supplies you will need to make this Christmas Tree Stand.

  • Trim Pieces for top of box
  • 1 – 4×8 Sheet of Plywood (heavy weight)
  • Wood glue & Finishing Nails
  • Metal Strap 1 inch wide
  • Antique Pewter Hammered Spray Paint
  • Brown Hammered Spray Paint
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Craft Paint in Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna & Raw Sienna

Begin by drawing out your pattern onto the plywood. In order to duplicate the antique container, here are the measurements I used.

  • 30 Inches tall
  • 20 Inches wide at the top
  • 12 inches wide at the bottom

This tree stand container is 30 inches tall so you will need to cut 18 inches off the unmarked side of your board on the 4 foot side. A table saw will make a clean cut or you may be able to get the home supply store to make this cut for you.

Next using a circular saw, cut the side pieces along the drawn lines.

Begin with a bead of wood glue along the edge and then attach with finishing nails.

Be sure to alternate the corners to form a square box as you attach the sides.

Cut a piece to attach to the bottom of the container and attach with wood glue and finishing nails.

You may also want to add a tray to the inside of the container for your tree stand to rest on.

For this container, we added a tray that rests approx. 14 inches down from the top. Drill a hole in the tray, allowing you to lift out of the container.

Attach trim pieces to the top of the container and add the metal strap around the outside of the container.

Both are attached with finishing nails.

Now that your container is constructed, you will now paint to look like a rusty, crusty zinc or galvanized antique.

Here are the variety of paints that I used and each is on the materials list.

To see painting details, please refer to the planters tutorial here.

This version costs a lot less than an authentic antique grape gathering hod.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

You can also see the original video for the smaller planter version.

Suggested materials:
  • Heavy Plywood Board 4x8   (Lowes Home Improvement)
  • Craft Paint   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Wood Glue   (Amazon)
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