This simple tutorial will show you how to make a Christmas Tree collar to hide the ugly metal pole from your artificial Christmas tree.
The Artificial Christmas Tree Metal Pole Decorating Dilemma
I’ve always dreaded trying to figure out how to hide the ugly artificial Christmas tree metal stand underneath the skirt!
Sure, I could get a real tree, but there’s something inside of me that was always bothered by cutting a live tree down for the sake of celebrating the holidays (call me a Scrooge).
However, I’ve always wanted to solve the problem of hiding the Christmas tree stand.
The Solution to Hiding the Metal Pole on an Artificial Christmas Tree
I found a $20 solution – a homemade Christmas tree collar. It’s actually a faux crate box.
This is a simple tutorial on how to create a personalized Christmas tree collar box that you can customize with your kids handprints as a new Christmas tree tradition!
We decided to paint it white like a crate box. You could also call it a large potter for our Christmas tree. What’s unique about this project is that it allows me to have room to put their little handprints on their as a Christmas tradition. Their handprints are on the side of the box while our family name is shown in front!
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Considerations for Storing More Christmas Tree Decor
Not only is this an easy project to make over the weekend, it can be disassembled for the sake of storage for the following year because it’s attached with easy to remove L brackets. A DIY Christmas tree collar project is a great way to showcase your beautiful tree in all its glory.
This project will allow you to keep your Christmas tree skirt neat (or remove it all together), and avoid the rumpled mess that could cause a tripping hazard for your little ones. A homemade Christmas tree collar is a beautiful and polished way to showcase your Christmas tree without blowing your budget.
However, if you don’t have time to make one, that’s okay. I’ve curated some of my favorite premade Christmas tree basket and stand collars from some of my favorite sources around the internet!
If you’ve checked out that link, you’ll find that you’ll spend anywhere from $25 all the way to $200 for a personalized one.
Christmas Tree Collar for All Sizes of Trees – Big or Small
Whether your tree is big or small, you can hide the bottom of your artificial Christmas tree. This tutorial can be adapted to make not just a small Christmas tree collar, but also a large Christmas tree collar like the one for my 12 foot tree!
Let’s get started!
Step-by-Step Tutorial on a Homemade Christmas Tree Collar Box
This simple tutorial instructions will show you how to make your own DIY tree collar that you can complete over a single weekend.
My tutorial is for a faux wood crate tree collar to give your home that modern farmhouse style that is trending these days!
- trim to go around the plywood
- wood glue
- 8 - 90 degree braskets
- wood stain
- staple gun
- Measuring Tape
- Circular Saw
- Get your Christmas tree stand and and set it up as if you were preparing to set up your Christmas tree.
- Measure each of the sides. Take that measurement and add 1/2 an inch to each side.
- Next, cut the trim piece based on your measurements.
- Use wood glue to glue the sides together to form the outer trim for one of the sides of your Christmas tree collar.
- Measure the space inside the trim. Add 1/2 inch to each side.