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fiscalfreckles
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  • DomRavioli
    DomRavioli Posts: 3,136 Forumite
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    Buy one suitable for your tree. That's the only way to make it safe - if you've gone over the weight limit for the stand then you have no way of doing it.

    You could always buy a smaller tree.
  • frugalmacdugal
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    Hi,

    the cat did it.

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  • ericsson68
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    We added concrete blocks to ours in the past
  • DigForVictory
    DigForVictory Posts: 11,920 Forumite
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    We used a galvanised metal pail with half bricks & other lumps of rock from the garden. My parents took the view that child labour should provide the ballast while they held the tree & critiqued the angles.
    If you have a really big tree you may want to research a rhino tub which is not quite as big as the name suggests & does come in other colours.
  • fudgecat
    fudgecat Posts: 289 Forumite
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    We have a terracotta flower pot and husband made a wooden frame that wedges into the top and holds the Christmas tree trunk. We then fill it with gravel. The rest of the year it stands outside as a decorative pot. We have used this for 6 years now! The original outlay on the pot (£5.00) was well worth it and it looks so much nicer than a Christmas tree stand.
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  • fairy_lights
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    Why on earth has the OP been deleted?
    I can only imagine the Christmas tree stand scandal and depravity it contained :rotfl:
  • charlietweak
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    ericsson68 wrote: »
    We added concrete blocks to ours in the past

    Really? That's good ideas!
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  • MichaelWard
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    Hi there, Merry Christmas to all, we had an old stand for our Christmas tree and made it look cool and new by hiding it by cardboard moving box and applied wrapping paper around it.
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