This Christmas Tree Collar is such a smart, easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself project. Let me show you how to make one with this simple tutorial!
This tree decoration pairs nicely with my holiday ribbon pick tutorial for a lovely put together look that I shared last year!
I absolutely love the look of this woven tree collar around the base of our Hand Crafted Christmas Tree but I am not a huge fan of the typical price tag at Home Depot. Most metal collars retail for upwards of $60 and that’s a big investment for something that you may want to change out every year.
So I came up with an awesome solution for the base of the tree. It’s one of my favorite Christmas decorations for the bottom of the tree.
I feel like this tree collar adds the perfect finishing touch to our Christmas Tree decor. It covers the very unsightly tree stand and ties into the rest of the natural, textural elements on our artificial tree.
I simply paired it with this white fur rug that I purchased from Walmart, a thrifted cake stand and a few festive signs from Michaels for a complete look at the base of my tree. Square collars like this look lovely with a traditional christmas tree skirt too!
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Some of my Amazon Christmas decorating finds:
- Here’s a white fur tree skirt similar to my rug!
- This plush reindeer would make a darling addition under the tree.
- These wooden Christmas signs are perfect for making a statement.
- This white cake stand helps to add height and dimension to a display.
Christmas tree collar for under $5:
- To create this woven tree collar I first started by scouring my local thrift stores for a wicker basket that I felt would be the right shape and size. This basket that I ended up finding and using is approx. 12″x12″x14″ and was only $4.99.
- This wicker basket is one of the best options from Amazon that I have seen and would make a great decorative christmas tree collar!
- It is important to know how much room you have to work with at the base of your tree. Some Christmas trees have branches that are higher from the floor while others have branches that are lower.
- Be sure to measure the height of your tree stand before going shopping for a wicker basket. Look for ones with a “seam” as you will likely need to cut the basket to fit it around the christmas tree base. Cutting along the seam helps to prevent fraying and damage to the woven material.
2. Cut out the bottom of the basket to create a ring. Depending on how large the basket is in circumference, you may need to also cut it open along a side seam.
- My basket was not quite large enough to fit around the tree stand so using sharp kitchen shears I cut it open along a side seam as well. This allowed me to spread the basket wider and create the woven tree collar look that I was hoping for.
3. Finally, place the basket (now tree collar) upside down and around the Christmas tree stand. I simply wrapped it around the stand, leaving the cut opening of the basket at the back. Add christmas tree ornaments and a tree skirt to finish the look and you are all set!
DIY Tree Collar:
Pretty simple right?! The only trick is finding the perfect basket to use! One that is shallow enough to fit under your tree, without bulky handles and with seams for ease of cutting.
In the near future I want to DIY a galvanized tree collar for our second artificial Christmas tree that’s downstairs.
I found this red basket at the dollar store.
Cutting the bottom off and then down the side, it was easy to use as a tree collar.
Here it is around our Reindeer Themed Christmas Tree. Fun right?!
If you create a tree collar I would love to see it! I can just see so many gorgeous versions of this being created. If you loved this DIY tree collar post please help me share it on Facebook and Pinterest!