I’m so excited to finally share with you this DIY I started working on last month! If you’ve been following along my IG for a while, you will know that we religiously go to the Home Depot Kids Workshops. If you aren’t familiar with them – you should DEFINITELY check them out. I share a little more about our experiences at them in this post, but they are the first Saturday of EVERY MONTH from 9-12 at every Home Depot, nationwide. You can sign up + register in advance, or just show up – but the entire thing is free.
Side Note: This is not sponsored in any way. I’m just obsessed and want to share the love!
So my boys have been going for well over a year at this point. They do seasonal workshop activities every month and it’s a great experience for them – making something from scratch, using tools, painting – the whole thing. I love it, and let’s be honest – we usually have a Home Depot errand to run at least once a month anyways.
BUT while I’ve been frequenting the Kids workshops monthly, I had absolutely NO IDEA they do adult workshops too. I was registering the boys for the November + December workshops when I randomly stumbled upon the ones for adults.
HELLOOOO! Where have you been all my life?! I love a good craft and since we’ve recently purchased our new home, I’d love any opportunity to get more crafty and DIY focused. So I signed myself up for the two holiday adult workshops and away I went.
I’ve made two DIY creations from the workshops in the past few weeks and will share the second one next week. Today, since we finally got our tree up – is the debut of our new Christmas tree stand box!
Isn’t she a beaut?!
So before I gawk into how incredible she turned out, let me walk you though the workshop I participated in, because this is something you can TOTALLY do yourself at home – all you need is the two tools, which if you don’t have, I am totally confident you can find someone to borrow them from, or better yet – swing by Home Depot and ask to use a set!
First up – here’s what I had to work with – wood!
If you are interested in DIY-ing this, here are the dimensions for the wood. They will cut it for you for free at any HD – and the pieces were pretty simple to put together, once cut.
I lined everything up and then I was ready for my first power tool.
This nail gun was legit.
You can totally nail everything in with a hammer, would take a lot longer and you would be able to see the nails, but definitely do-able if you cannot get your hands on a nail gun.
Once the three sides all hand their wood pieces lined up and nailed in, it was time to connect everything. If you are wondering, this stand box only has 3 sides so you can slide it into the tree, with the open side facing the wall – so you can easily get into water it and such.
Power Drill time. We used corner brackets to connect the pieces. This makes it easy to take a part the stand into 3 flat pieces if you like for easy storage during the year!
Here’s the stand! And I measured my actual stand before starting this project, so I was sure everything would fit perfectly.
Here’s the DIT project guide if you want to take a better look to do it yourself! I personally felt like it looked harder than it actually was – once everything was broken down into steps, it was pretty quick and easy!
A proud DIY-er!
We had the option to stain the stand at the store, but I didn’t want to deal with that mess in my car so I did it at home. I did a few coats to make it all dark, even and luscious – let it dry and I am IN LOVE with how it turned out!
I seriously am so happy with it! This Christmas Tree stand is something I am so proud to have under my tree and its so much more meaningful in that it’s something that I made. I think it looks great with our decor, with our amazing wood floors and I can’t say enough good things about the workshop.
I will definitely be signing up for more and I can’t wait to share with you what else I made. Stay tuned next week for that!
Here’s a look at the whole tree + finished product – What do you think? Did you know about the DIY Home Depot adult workshops? What about the ones for kids? I’d love to know if you’ve made anything super fun that you love! Thanks for following along + Happy Holidays!