How to Build a Christmas Tree Box
Create your own tree box clad with tin ceiling tiles to make a big statement with a small Christmas tree
While ceiling-high evergreens might be the norm today, up until the late 19th century most Christmas trees fit tidily on a table. But the fact that they were small doesn't mean they couldn't make a big statement. Just check out our festive take, shown here. Set inside a box clad with tin ceiling tiles, and adorned with keyhole hardware and dollhouse doors and windows, this tree pays homage to the historic house in which it resides. Here's how to make the homey box to hold a potted live tree.
Construct the Legs
Glue and nail a 1x1 strip flush with the long edge of a 1x2 strip to form an L-shaped leg that's at least 4 inches taller than your tree's pot. Repeat three times.