Christmas Tree

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Our kitchen is just like everyone else’s. It’s where we spend the most time during the holidays.

When I found this beautiful aqua/turquoise ice cream churn, I knew what I was going to do with it.

Put a tree in it! 

Wooden Ice Cream Churn

I put a bucket inside the bucket to help secure the tree.  Several limbs were trimmed off the bottom.  Actually a few too many got cut and I had to just stick them back in.  There were some funny things said around the tree last night.  Barry even suggested that he’d buy another tree. These are the moments I should video!

Some of the ornaments that I used:


Despite all the drama, the tree ended up looking pretty good 😉

Wood Ice Cream Churn

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree in the eat in area

The meals will be a little more festive, thanks to my ice cream churn.

Christmas Tree view from the sink

My view from the kitchen.

Merry Christmas

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Sharing:  Thrifty Decor Chick, Funky Junk, Nesting Place



  1. 1
    Jamie Lott says:

    You are SO lucky you saw that before I did! 😉 I LOVE it!!!

  2. 2

    Love it. I used galvanized pails and crates this year.

  3. 3

    What fun! I love the ice cream churn! Isn’t it funny what tickles our fancy? Yes, the tree looks great and I love the colors you chose.

  4. 4
    Doreen says:

    Oh, Debbie – I love the color of that ice cream churn! Great find and wonderful way to display your tree!

  5. 5

    SO pretty, Debbie ~ I thought for sure you painted the churn, love the creative idea!

  6. 6
    Mimi says:

    Love the ornaments and the turquoise churn!

  7. 7
    cassie says:

    pinned this i love it soooo much!!! the colors are beautiful!

  8. 8
    crunchy diva says:

    What a great idea – love it!

  9. 9

    What a great idea and beautiful tree! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

  10. 10

    Love it, Debbie! So pretty. Great job!!!

  11. 11
    Pam says:

    Debbie, for a split second I had thought about putting a tree in my turquoise ice cream churn that I bought this summer, but since I had a fake tree it wouldn’t fit. Great minds think alike. Love those blue Shiny Brites. I always love the ones with writing on them.

  12. 12

    I love it! Now I think I may need a butter churner…I the things I think I need after being over here! The tree is gorgeous!!!

  13. 13

    I’m craving chocolate chip mint all of a sudden!

    Debbie – it’s fabulous – one more thing I’ll be searching for!

  14. 14
    Shannon Fox says:

    Debbie your tree is gorgeous. The colors are beautiful and I love how you shared all the ornaments individually. Perfect if someone wants to duplicate the look. It’s really so pretty!!!!

  15. 15
    Debbie says:

    What a unique tree stand, and it matches your tree decorations perfectly! It works and looks fabulous.
    Debbie :)

  16. 16
    Judy says:

    what a fabulous idea and lucky for me i have an ice cream churn almost identical to yours that i morphed into a lamp base in my sunroom….however i could easily remove the “parts” and use it for a tree next year (LOL)!

    seriously, it looks great…you get an A+!

  17. 17
    PC says:

    I am sitting on the same chairs and am looking for a White Mountain ice cream maker now

  18. 18
    Pat@BPM says:

    I love it Debbie! A WOW worthy tree, indeed!

  19. 19
    Bliss says:

    How pretty is that and how come I never think of things like this? I have two ice cream buckets, but one is now full of snow because I used it outdoors with plants. Pinning that cute tree to remind me next year.


  20. 20
    Heidi@Decor & More says:

    I want to come hang out in your kitchen, Debbie! So festive and orderly — mine is like a bomb went off right now! Too many teenagers and college kids in the midst of finals and Christmas prep! Sigh… Someday I’ll miss it I know. 😉
    Xo Heidi

  21. 21
    Susan says:

    I love this cute little tree! Our tree is out in the living room, where we don’t really see it all the time – this is a great idea!

  22. 22

    Your tree is beautiful! I love your vintage ice cream churn and that you used it as a base. You are so creative!
    Your Friend,

  23. 23
    Helen says:

    How fun, Debbie! I’m loving it…sticks and all! :) Hope you and your family have a marvelous Christmas!


  24. 24

    Your tree is lovely, Debbie! Very cute!

    I just put up my tree today; we have a fake tree – I always end up being so busy this time of year that I don’t want to have to fuss with looking for a tree and bringing one home, so the fake tree it is. I’m okay with that, though.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  25. 25
    Becca says:

    Such a great idea, Debbie! I love your ice cream churn and what a fun and fabulous base for your beautiful tree! You’re always thinking outside of the box! Your ornaments are beautiful, as is the rest of your *holiday* room (love your table centerpiece)! Merry Christmas!

  26. 26

    That’s a very cute way to use an ice cream churn! :) You home looks very warm and inviting. Popping over from the Nester’s party – Merry Christmas!

  27. 27
    Rhondi says:

    The tree looks great in that container. What a great idea,

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