Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How to Galvanized Christmas Tree Stand

When I found out that Chip and Joanna Gaines had galvanized tree collars in their Target collection, Rick and I made our way to three different stores.  I even tried online, but there were none to be found.  At the last store, we pulled into the parking lot and there was a man walking in front of our car with the "target" of our mission hanging from his arm.  Rick walked up to him and asked him if they had more and he informed us that this was the last one and someone had brought it back to the store.  In the "spirit of the holiday", I asked Rick if he thought he could tackle him.  That poor man had been to four stores trying to get one.  Who knew galvanized tree collars would be so "in" this year!

Needless to say, we gave up and went to our local Orscheln Farm and Home store and purchased a galvanized tub for much less.  All we had to do was wedge the tree base into the tub and then put the tree together.  

I could see the stand of the tree through the branches, so I made another trip to the store for 3 yards of burlap to lay over the stand inside the tub.

I love the reflection of the tree in the window and on the hardwood floors!  The reason for the galvanized tub is that I didn't want my Roomba, known as Hazel, to eat my tree skirt.  This way she can vacuum up all the snow droppings from the flocked tree all the way around.

We also went to Riverwood Winery in Weston, MO to start the season off with a reading of The Christmas Carol.  My son in law, Scott, is on the right and plays Ebenezer Scrooge. 

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