In our home of four kids and a cat, there is a never-ending battle during the holidays to keep the Christmas tree skirt neat, especially when it is in the main living space.
One of my biggest concerns is having my youngest or my cat want to climb and pull on the tree. My worst fear is that they catch their feet on the Christmas tree skirt, and the tree comes tumbling down on top of them. Thus, we've been looking for a solution to this predicament, and I think we've found it: a Christmas tree stand collar.
The great thing about Christmas tree stand collars is that not only does it help with keeping the tripping hazards at bay, but it also hides the ugly metal pole of the artificial Christmas tree! And even if you have a real Christmas tree, the basket allows you to hide the potentially green plastic stand used for keeping the tree stable and watering it.
Sure, you can cover the Christmas stand feet with a tree skirt, but a tree collar makes a charming and rustic addition to your holiday tree display. Tree collars are great and can be used year after year, making it simple and classic way to decorate and take center stage.
If you are going to deck the halls with tinsel, ornaments, flocking, and everything holiday, why stop at covering the base of the Christmas tree? A collar or a box can help cover the base of that clunky and ugly tree stand.
Choosing a Christmas Tree Stand Collar Considerations
There are two trending ways to hide an artificial Christmas tree pole outside of stacking presents around it. With both styles of a Christmas tree collar, they share the ability to add to the beauty of the Christmas tree display and hide the undesirable parts of your Christmas tree before Santa comes!
Both are completely great options to not only prevent accidents from happening, but also a great way to decorate for the holidays.
If you have a lot of Christmas decor like me already, you might want to think about how you will potentially store it. The Christmas tree collar box may be better because most of them can be folded up and stored against the wall.
A Christmas Tree Round Collar
A Christmas tree collar is typically a round cylinder that hides the bottom portion of your tree. Smaller versions come in one piece whereas larger collars are in two pieces so that you can fit it around the bottom of the Christmas tree. It basically gives you the "tree in a basket" look.
A Christmas Tree Collar Box
A Christmas tree box has four sides, and will box the undesirable parts of your tree so that you can’t see the metal pole or stand. This gives you the "tree in a create" look.
With both types of collars, once you’ve assembled your tree in its stand, you can have someone lift up the tree with its stand and slip your newly chosen collar under and around the tree stand.
Best Sources for Affordable Christmas Tree Collars
I find that every year, there are new options for Christmas tree collar products! Here are some of my tried and true places that I can always find a great selection of Christmas tree stand collars to hide that ugly pole.
2. Wayfair. They've got such a huge selection, and there are always Christmas tree collars in every design that you can imagine. Here are some of the ones I was able to find.
4. Amazon. Amazon is everyone's favorite. You can find lots of ideas here. This is a galvanized one, this is the one with a metal collar with "farm fresh logo" on it, this one is a dark grey galvanized one, and this one is a square box.
Wicker Christmas Tree Collar Ideas
Hands down, wicker Christmas tree collars are definitely my favorite. It provides that neutral and natural look that blends in with any space! I absolutely love how they come in so many sizes, you are bound to find one that fits your tree.
Collection of Christmas Tree Stand Box Covers
This is a gorgeous collection across the web of some of the best Christmas tree boxes that you can buy.
Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar
If you are wanting a metal, galvanized Christmas tree collar, there is no limit of colors and styles available. Here are some of my absolute favorites. Click on it to take you to the site!
We may also try to DIY our own Christmas tree collar this year if we have time for our flocked Christmas tree.
While having trees in urns, baskets, and boxed planters is nothing new, finding the perfect Christmas tree collar is a great alternative to the standard Christmas tree skirt to provide an extra special touch to decorate your family’s tree. It also allows you to leave more room for gifts and hides the metal pole and ugly bottom branches that look out of place.
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