Inside: To buy or DIY? Either way, this guide to Christmas tree collars has it all. Options for ANY budget!
Everything You Need To Know About Christmas Tree Collars
Ah, the Christmas tree skirt.
They’re great for a classic Christmas look, but they can be a bit of a pain in the butt. Especially with animals. Or kids who are essentially animals.
While I love the way they look, there’s truly no denying how annoying they are. I get weirdly obsessive over them and have to have them fully flat all the time or I’m annoyed, and let’s face it – that’s just not a possibility around here.
I mean, you’ve seen our scary house tours, right?
The good news is there’s another option – the tree collar!
It’s like a fancy turtleneck for your tree. I’ve done all the research for you and have given you the best options regardless of whether you want to buy one and get it over with or DIY it!
- What Is A Christmas Tree Collar?
- Do Christmas Tree Collars Work For Real Trees?
- What Sizes Do Christmas Tree Collars Come In?
- Where Do I Buy A Christmas Tree Collar?
- Metal, Woven, or Wood – Which Type of Christmas Tree Collar is Best for You?
- DIY Christmas Tree Collar Ideas
What Is A Christmas Tree Collar?
If you’re unaware, a Christmas tree collar is a protective covering that goes around the base of your Christmas tree where a skirt normally would. It’s used to hide your Christmas tree stand, and it’s designed to be streamlined, sleek, and functional.
Tree collars come in lots of different materials, depending on what you prefer and can afford. Some are stunning, but I’ve seen Christmas tree collars that cost HUNDREDS of dollars and just….no.
You can get metal, woven, or wood tree collars as well as varying patterns and styles to fit in with your aesthetic.
Do Christmas Tree Collars Work For Real Trees?
We used a Christmas tree collar from Target a few years ago on both the real tree that we get every year and my favorite faux flocked Christmas tree!
Since the top of the collar is open, you can easily get into the top of it to water your tree if needed.
What Sizes Do Christmas Tree Collars Come In?
Before you order a Christmas tree stand collar, you’ll want to ensure that you order one large enough to accommodate the base of your Christmas tree stand.
In most circumstances, there should be no problems. But I wanted to make a note of that for you, so you don’t get geeked to set up your brand new tree collar and then cry a river of tears when it’s not the correct size.
Different sized Christmas tree collars are available to accommodate the size of your Christmas tree stand base! There’s not really a hard and fast rule about how they’re sized. Still, generally speaking, the ones I’ve looked at (which feels like millions) hover around that 27″ in diameter mark.
I will say there are a few at Crate and Barrel that have a 34″ size for big, ol’ chonky trees.
For height, you’re looking anywhere from 9 to 12″ tall.
There isn’t too much variance in size because most Christmas tree stands are the same size. It’s just your tree that will obviously be a different size.
So it’s more of how you want it to look on your tree. As long as you like the way it looks when it’s on the base of your tree, you should be good to go.
Where Do I Buy A Christmas Tree Collar?
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There are tons of places that you can get these bad boys. Here are some of the easiest places to get them if you need one quick:
(Psst. You can click each of the links below and I’ve already done the search for you so you’ll be taken right to their page of options! OR you can scroll a little further for my favorite picks from each!)
Big Box/Chain Store Options
Craft Store Options
Bougie Store Options
Metal, Woven, or Wood – Which Type of Christmas Tree Collar is Best for You?
Y’all know by now that I’m a rebel, and I don’t like doing what I’m told, so I don’t want you to ever feel like I’m telling you that you have to do something a certain way.
Instead, what I’d rather do is simply give you the options, maybe some pros and cons, and then let you decide on your own! I think they’re all gorgeous for what it’s worth, and I’m team Christmas tree collar all day.
Metal Christmas Tree Collars
If you’re thinking that a metal Christmas tree collar just has to be a galvanized metal tree collar, you’re sadly mistaken.
If you want that look and you have more of a farmhouse vibe, go for it!
We are more of a transitional style here, and so a galvanized Christmas tree color isn’t really our style, but I can totally see us getting a metal Christmas tree collar that’s a color like gold, red, or even hammered metal.
There are some stunning metal Christmas tree collar options, and here are some of my favorites that I’ve found:
Woven Christmas Tree Collars
My favorite thing about a woven Christmas tree color is that I feel they scream cozy.
Regardless of your Christmas decor style (more traditional, colorful and eclectic, etc.), having a woven Christmas tree collar would look lovely on your tree. If you want a Christmas tree collar that blends in and isn’t the “star” of your tree, woven is for sure the way to go.
Here are some great options for woven Christmas tree collars to check out:
Wooden Christmas Tree Collars
With a wooden Christmas tree collar, you get to choose from natural wood colors or painted options – all with that chic farmhouse vibe.
Wooden Christmas tree collars make a statement because typically they’re not round. Instead, they’re square. That’s what gives it the visual interest and can draw your eye to them.
Here are a few wooden Christmas tree collars you might like:
DIY Christmas Tree Collar Ideas
Don’t feel like you have to pick a Christmas tree collar that everyone else has. There are so many ways to make your own! If you’re the crafty type, why not try your hand at making your own Christmas tree collar?
And best of all, it doesn’t have to cost very much! We all know how much I love a bargain DIY project around here! (Like this $1 hula hoop wreath you could try or how we saved hundreds by making our own DIY barn door!)
So if you’re up for the (not so big) challenge, here are some great DIY Christmas tree collar ideas for you to try:
My verdict on Christmas tree collars is that they’re fantastic! And honestly, if you don’t like any of what’s available in stores or aren’t feeling it for your home decor style right now (which totally happens – I’m all about still having the option to make changes and switch things up), make your own!
Just make sure you pin this post so that you can come back to it later when you are ready to take the plunge!