Galvanized Bucket Christmas Tree Skirt

galvanized metal christmas tree stand

Thank you to the new Microsoft Bing Smart Search for sponsoring today’s post. #ThisIsBing

I posted this picture on Instagram a few days ago and got a ton of questions and comments about it. I thought that it would be worth sharing here because it is just about the easiest thing ever and I love how my tree looks this year. I have a really beautiful vintage Christmas tree skirt that my grandmother gave me. It is made of felt and has sequins for days and days. I pack it away carefully every year, but this year, it really needs some repairs. The trim is loose and I didn’t have the heart to put it under my tree in the state that it is in. And I also don’t have a ton of time this season to fix it. So in the meantime, I needed something else to hide my tree stand.

I have been looking for a tree skirt for a few weeks and could not find anything that I really liked. I know that I might be weird, but I really don’t like red and green. I like my house to look more “winter”, than “Christmas”. So my tree and the decorations around my home are more neutral. Silver, light blues, white, and lots of glitter. I took to the new Bing Smart Search in the new Windows to find a DIY solution. I love how visual Bing Smart Search is. I typed in “DIY Christmas tree container ideas” and a slew of images popped up making it really easy to find what I was looking for.

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After a few scrolls, I knew that I had found my answer. A simple distressed looking galvanized metal bucket. You know, the kind that you use an ice bucket for a party or use in the garden? My inspiration came from this beautiful tree from The Inspired Room.

metal bucket christmas tree skirt

Another quick Bing search and I knew that I could get one that would fit my tree stand for less than $20 at my local hardware store.

In less than an hour – I had an idea for a completely different kind of tree skirt, made a quick trip to Home Depot, found bucket that would fit my tree stand, and spent less than $20. Thanks Bing for the great idea!

galvanized metal christmas tree stand

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Shirley

    That is a GORGEOUS Christmas tree!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Shirley!

  2. Billie

    That is so great – when I saw it on your IG feed I just assumed it was a potted tree and your family was just really good about maintaining the temp inside the house so that you didn’t fry the tree until it went back outside. This is so nice but I have one of those fun upside down trees so it might not look so great :/

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you! I love how it looks.

  3. Sarah @TwoEconomists

    This looks great! What’s actually holding the tree in the bucket so it doesn’t tip?

    1. bakedbree

      The tree stand is in the bucket.

  4. Lauren

    Did you do anything to cover the tree stand inside the bucket so it wouldn’t be visible if standing right in front of the tree?

    1. bakedbree

      No, my tree covered it, but you easily could use some fabric to cover if it is a problem.

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