We used some leftover plywood scraps and screwed two pieces together. This was only because we wanted more weight. We then glued hot glue to the bottom of the plywood to prevent scratching the floors and prevent the plywood from sliding. Next, we added some metal ribbon with holes in it, we used this to anchor down the plastic tree stand. The tree fit in as normal and even when I tried to pull the tree over, it wouldn’t budge.
When we decorated the tree we made sure to put all of our annual ornaments deep within the branches and secured the hook/ribbon by folding the metal branch around them. If the tree somehow ended up falling over this would hopefully prevent them from breaking. We also placed all of these glass ornaments way out of his reach. Closer on the bottom were the simple plastic ornaments. However, we have already had one casualty by him crusting it with his teeth. Thankfully it stayed in once piece, just caved in. Hopefully, this will continue to work for the Holiday season, but if not were ready with the baby gate!
Update: We had a few more casualties of the plastic ornaments and other than that he is fascinated with the lights, we have had no problems! Overall a success!!