Christmas tree collars are a super trendy Christmas tree skirt alternative. They have a bit of a more sleek, modern look. They hide the base of your Christmas tree and are surprisingly easy to DIY!
What is a tree collar?
A Christmas tree collar is like a choker for your tree. They cover the base of your tree without any excess. They tend to look more modern than a tree skirt.
I made a metal tree collar for our faux tree two years ago and absolutely love it. I think it looks much more sleek and modern than a tree skirt. Plus, it takes up less room on the floor.
Tree Collar vs. Box Tree Stand
If you are used to putting your Christmas tree on a box stand, then you are already halfway to a tree collar. The difference is that the Christmas tree base goes INSIDE the tree collar instead of ON TOP of a box stand.
One benefit of a box stand is that they add height to your tree. See how we use a DIY box stand to make our Christmas tree look taller.
DIY Christmas Tree Collar Ideas
There are tons of different options for Christmas tree collars. The most common materials are:
- Galvanized metal (like a galvanized bucket)
- Woven (like a wicker basket)
- Fabric (like burlap)
How to make a Christmas tree collar
To make a DIY tree collar, you basically need something big enough for your Christmas tree base to fit inside. This could be a a basket, bucket, bin, or anything.
You will need a hole or opening for the tree to fit in through. It needs to wrap around the base of the stand. Usually, this will involve cutting the bottom off of you basket or bucket.
Here are some of my favorite Christmas tree collar DIY ideas:
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Where to buy a tree collar
Don’t want to DIY? Here are some of my favorite tree collars on Amazon:
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What’s your favorite Christmas tree collar?
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