This year was the first time that I’ve been able to put up two Christmas trees in a very long time. Along with the 7.5ft rose gold tree in my living room I also put up a shorter 5ft flocked tree in my bedroom.
Five feet isn’t exactly a small tree but with 8 foot high ceilings and a tall armoire next to the tree 5 feet just wasn’t going to cut it. Which means I needed a simple solution to my little short tree problem.
This year the solution came in the form of a pink trunk that I’ve had since college. This little trunk is sturdy enough to support a tree and large enough to give it the needed boost in height I was looking for.
As an added bonus the little trunk gives my cat Lily a place to sit under the tree where the dogs don’t bother her! So she’s a happy little cat too!
Of course, not everyone has a trunk just sitting around waiting to be a height boost for their Christmas tree. Or if they do have an old trunk it may not be the right color! (Although if you’re looking for a blush and rose gold trunk I have been drooling over this one for years).
In that case there are a couple of things you can do.
Add a Tree Skirt
In this case I added a hand knitted tree skirt that I made myself… but if you’re looking to cover a bit more of the trunk you could add a larger tree skirt to this smaller tree.
The added fabric will help conceal what’s underneath!
Use What You Have on Hand
Just because you don’t have a trunk doesn’t mean you don’t have anything! Last year I put this same tree on my mom’s little sewing chest and it worked perfectly!
The year before that we put a small tree with my Mom’s entire frosty friends collection on top of a dresser! Look around your house for anything that’s sturdy and the right height.
An end table, sled, coffee table or even a dresser might work… you never know what’s the perfect height until you stop searching for something specific and start searching for anything in the right height range.
Bonus Tip: If the item you find isn’t quite right you can cover it with a blanket or even a solid colored sheet to conceal the item and bring the focus back to the tree.
Build a Simple Box
If push comes to shove and you can’t find anything that’s the right size or shape to work you can always build a simple box. Measure the height the tree needs to be (say 7 feet) and then build your box accordingly. In most cases a 1.5ft or 2ft high box will add more than enough height for your tree and be a simple build.
Just make sure you measure the size of your tree’s base so that the finished box can support all four feet of your Christmas tree!
If you’re looking for any of the supplies I’ve used to put this specific tree together I’ve gathered the links for as many of the items as possible. Enjoy!
- 5ft Flocked Christmas Tree
- White Knitted Tree skirt
- Rose Gold Ribbon
- Rose Gold Garland
- Blush Mercury Glass Balls
- Blush Clip on Flowers
- Beaded Flower Picks
- Set of 50 Shatterproof Champagne Dusty Rose & Rose Gold Balls
- Tiny Shatterproof Blush Christmas Ornament Set Pink, Champagne and White Balls
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