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The A-frame 2X4 Christmas tree we made for 2017 was designed to come apart and fold for easy storage. With the exception of the concrete base, the tree came apart and easily stored as expected. Because of the weight and size of the base, we knew we didn’t want to try to store it, but wanted a way to use it throughout the year making storage unnecessary.
We designed a PVC (plumbing pipe) stand that utilizes the base to serve as a garden flag holder! People, at least in the south, enjoy displaying and changing out garden flags to match the season. Although the base is heavy, it’s not so heavy that it can’t be moved around to where you want it. You could even pop it into the car and reassemble it at your next tailgate and hang your team colors from it!
We also made a quick chalkboard “flag” so we could write personalized messages on it. It’s made from a 12x18” piece of 3/8” MDF board painted with chalkboard paint and hung with two key rings. Two small holes are drilled into the top to accommodate the key rings.
Since there is felt on the bottom of the concrete base (because it was initially used inside for the tree), you could remove this or set the stand on some kind of waterproof base to keep the felt from getting wet.
Garden flags are abundant in stores or online. They seem to come in two sizes. This stand uses the smaller 12"x18” flags. The flags can be changed out seasonally for holidays, special occasions like birthdays, to support your team or cause, or to welcome guests into your home. We love that we are able to utilize the concrete base from a Christmas decoration and use it year round!
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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