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Lazy Susan Tree Stand for Wood Floors
Winding the lights around your Christmas tree can be a pain. Here's a great way to rotate the tree in its stand?without scratching up your hardwood floor. Put a bath rug underneath the tree stand, fabric side down, rubber side up. You can easily turn the tree to string your lights and place your ornaments just where you want them. It makes 'undecorating' the tree a breeze too. Fold the rug under the tree skirt to keep it hidden. Do you think real Christmas trees harbor bugs? Find out here.
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Easy Bolt Tightening
Tightening tree-stand bolts by hand is tiring and takes forever. Try this, our favorite Christmas tree hint from our archives: Cut off the little L's at the end of the tree stand bolts with a hacksaw. Chuck the ends of the bolts into a variable-speed drill and tighten them into the trunk. Your tree will be secure, and you can get out from underneath the tree and get decorating. Is your bolt broken or stuck? Learn how to fix broken bolts here.
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Tip-Proof, Drip-Proof Lazy Susan for Carpet
If you've had trees fall over?because they were top heavy with ornaments or got tipped over by the cat, here's an easy solution: Cut a 2-ft.-diameter circle out of plywood, screw your tree stand to it and then staple plastic sheeting to the plywood. The wooden base will give your tree solid footing so that even the cat can't topple it (not that she won't keep trying). The plastic let's you slide the tree around on the carpet for easy decorating and protects the carpet from any watering spills.