FAUX CHRISTMAS TREE IN A PLANTER POT

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Hi everyone! In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to put a Christmas tree in a planter using a bucket, fast-setting Quikrete, and a galvanized pipe. This is a fun and creative way to display your tree indoors or outdoors, and it looks amazing! Most importantly it will not topple over!

christmas tree in planter

Here’s what you’ll need:

A fishbowl planter (mine: topping opening 12.5  inches in diameter, widest diameter 19″,  and 17.5 inches in height) 

– A bucket (mine is 2.5 gallons)

Quikrete (about 30-50 pounds) fast setting

A galvanized pipe (mine is 1 1/4 inch in diameter and 1foot long)

– A level

– A tape measure

– A marker

A Christmas tree (mine is 7.5  feet tall)

– Water

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Here’s what you’ll do:

1. Cut the pipe to the desired length. (My hardware store already sold 1 ft pieces). Choose the diameter of your pipe by measuring the diameter of your tree pole.

2. Fill the bucket with water and add the Quikrete, following the instructions on the package. Stir well until you have a thick and smooth mixture.

4. Insert the pipe into the Quikrete mixture; making sure it is straight and level. You can place a piece of tape over the bottom opening or just stick the pipe in and pull it out. Then shake out the excess Quikrete and replace the pipe in the hole opening in the bucket.

5. Check that the pipe is straight and level, using the level and adjusting as needed. Let the Quikrete set for at least 40 minutes to an hour, or according to the package directions.

7. Once the Quikrete is dry and hard, place the bucket into your planter.

8. Place your Christmas tree pole into the pipe, making sure it fits securely and doesn’t wobble. 

9. Decorate your tree as you like, and enjoy your beautiful Christmas Tree in a planter.

I hope you liked this project and found it easy to follow. If you try it, please share your pictures with me in the comments below. I’d love to see how yours turned out!

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CHRISTMAS TREE IN A PLANTER

christmas tree in planter

Last year I put our Christmas tree in a planter and I got so many questions. Here is an easy DIY Method that will work for any size planter, pot, or basket.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty EASY
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • planter (mine: topping opening 12.5 inches in diameter, widest diameter 19″, and 17.5 inches in height)
  • bucket (mine is 2.5 gallons)
  • Quikrete (about 30-50 pounds) fast setting
  • galvanized pipe (mine is 1 1/4 inch in diameter and 1foot long)
  • Level
  • tape measure
  • marker (optional)
  • tape (optional)
  • Christmas tree (mine is 7.5 feet tall)
  • Water

Tools

  • small shovel or stick for stirring
  • grinder (if you have to cut your pipe)

Instructions

    1. Cut the pipe to the desired length. (My hardware store already sold 1 ft pieces). Choose the diameter of your pipe by measuring the diameter of your tree pole.

    2. Fill the bucket with water and add the Quikrete, following the instructions on the package. Stir well until you have a thick and smooth mixture.

    4. Insert the pipe into the Quikrete mixture; making sure it is straight and level. You can place a piece of tape over the bottom opening or just stick the pipe in and pull it out. Then shake out the excess Quikrete and replace the pipe in the hole opening in the bucket.

    5. Check that the pipe is straight and level, using the level and adjusting as needed. Let the Quikrete set for at least 40 minutes to an hour, or according to the package directions.

    7. Once the Quikrete is dry and hard, place the bucket into your planter.

    8. Place your Christmas tree pole into the pipe, making sure it fits securely and doesn’t wobble. 

    9. Decorate your tree as you like, and enjoy your beautiful Christmas Tree in a planter.

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Our Chic Dining Room: Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

Our Chic Dining Room: Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

I love the Chinoiserie design, and decorating my home that way has become a tradition of mine. But since I’m a minimalist in decorating, I decided to spread the chinoiserie love during Christmas and integrated the theme into my Chinoiserie Christmas tree this year. This post will show you how I’ve decorated my tree in an elegant Chinese style using the most gorgeous shade of blue ribbons, gold ornaments, dried hydrangeas, and fake candlesticks.

chinoiserie christmas tree

I’m a big believer in the power of color, and blue is my favorite. I’ve used this color throughout my home as it’s such an elegant and soothing shade that can create a relaxing atmosphere for you to unwind after a long day.

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chinoiserie christmas tree

I decided to use a light shade of blue ribbon for my Christmas tree. The color complements the gold ornaments and dried hydrangeas well and makes them stand out even more. As for other decorations, I used ornate gold ornaments. They were perfect for this type of Christmas tree. I also added a few fake candlesticks to the mix, and they helped me create an elegant grandmillennial style.

The gold and blue combination are not only elegant, but it’s also very chic. I love how this Christmas tree turned out. It looks festive and stylish, which is exactly what I was going for!

There is no right way or wrong way to decorate your Christmas tree; the most important thing is to decorate with items you love and can enjoy for many Christmas to come. Be creative, be thoughtful, and enjoy the season! Omniley

See the below step-by-step video on how to recreate this look!

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Using a Fishbowl or Planter as Christmas Tree Base

Using a Fishbowl or Planter as Christmas Tree Base

Wondering how to display a Christmas tree in a fishbowl or decorative planter? This holiday look is easy with this simple DIY.

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