An easy Christmas tree basket idea!

There is something about a tree inside a basket at Christmas time that I just love! It’s such a cute way to display them and adds even more fun texture!

This easy Christmas tree basket idea is simply too cute and is truly so easy too! It will take it up a notch and you can use it after Christmas too.

I bought a little wicker basket and a 3 foot tree from TJMaxx, but decided it wasn’t quite enough. Something was missing…and for me it was of course buffalo check. Haha (SHOCKER)Christmas tree basket idea- so cute and easy!


I decided I wanted some contrast with the basket so I painted the bottom portion of it in Blackberry House Paint in the color Fresh eggs. This is my go to paint and you can use code Wilshire on their website for 10% off your order here!Christmas tree basket idea- so cute and easy!

I simply painted right on top of the wicker doing 2 coats. I didn’t even go half way up the basket because I didn’t want it to look so perfectly half and half.Christmas tree basket idea- so cute and easy!

After the paint dried, I simply took some buffalo check ribbon and wrapped it around the basket. I used hot glue to secure it in place and keep it from slipping.Christmas tree basket idea- so cute and easy!

QUICK TIP: I wanted my tree to stand up a little taller in the basket, so I put some bubble wrap down at the bottom of the basket to elevate it. In my case, the basket is about 14″ tall and the tree is 3 foot. You could do this project with various sizes though!Christmas tree basket idea- so cute and easy!

That was it! SOOO easy and it truly just took this little Christmas tree basket up a notch or two on the cuteness scale. Don’t you think?! Christmas tree basket idea- so cute and easy!

The awesome thing is this basket can be used AFTER the holidays too for soooo many different things. Win, win!

Do you think you’ll do one of these this year? You could do any ribbon you want on yours too!

Until next time…

~ Stacey


  1. Esther Jundt

    Did tithe liner come with the basket? Very festive.

    • Stacey Collins

      yes it did!

  2. Nancy

    You are so clever! Love your ideas!

  3. Angie

    I love it when they sit in baskets, galvanized steel, last year I put a tree in a small sled. This is inspiring, but I think I want to paint the top, ribbon then basket ?

  4. Pat Mahoney

    Wicked cute! I need something like this for a 4ft flocked tree I picked up at Dollar General for only $20. Lights and all. But it absolutely needs a beautiful base to cover it’s own base up.

  5. Belinda

    Where did u get your tree


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