Over the past few years, using a Christmas tree collar has become a more popular option than the traditional tree skirt of years past. Not only does a tree collar serve the function of hiding an ugly Christmas tree stand or base, but it looks good too.

Undecorated Christmas tree in a woven basket

Instead of a mass of fabric loosely draped at the base of the tree, these tree collars are fitted around the stand and offer a neater, more streamlined look.

Christmas Tree Collars To Buy Online

This holiday season there are many great options online when it comes to choosing the perfect Christmas tree collar.

From woven collars, to wooden colors in both round and square varieties, and metal collars in glam gold or farmhouse galvanized metal, there’s something for every taste.

Like in years past, many of these will sell out well before Christmas, so if you see one you like, press Add to Cart and nab it while you can so you’re not left disappointed.

Woven Tree Collars

Woven tree collars are my personal favorite style as they fit with any of the decorating styles, but particularly with my more coastal style of decorating.

Christmas tree with blue decorations inside a woven tree collar

The look that a woven basket brings adds warmth to any room. While I’ve literally put my Christmas tree into a large wicker basket before, it can be difficult to get the stand to fit and be stable. A basket-like tree collar is a much safer option to achieve the same look.

The texture of the woven materials helps bring an organic look to Christmas decor. Your Christmas decorations can take a nod from the warm tones, or be a completely different style and still look cohesive.

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Whether you choose rattan, wicker, or seagrass, a woven Christmas tree collar is one that will serve you well even if your decorating style changes in the future.

Metal Tree Collars

Metal tree collars, and in particular galvanized tree collars, lend themselves to more of a farmhouse or industrial look. They come in solid colors, such as red, white or gold or course a plain metal look.

Gold and copper Christmas tree decorations with tree inside a gold hammered metal tree collar

The red versions are perfect to work alongside more traditional Christmas decor colors like red and green, while the gold and copper collars are perfect for a glam touch. The white versions with the cutouts look amazing with a flocked tree and feel quite rustic.

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Wooden Tree Collars

Wooden collars are another way to bring a touch of rustic to your Christmas decor.

Lit up sparse Christmas tree inside a square wooden tree collar

They work with coastal, farmhouse and more traditional styles. From round to square collars, there’s a shape that will work for your tree.

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How to Determine The Correct Collar Size

To make sure the tree collar fits your particular Christmas tree, check the diameter size of both your tree base and the collar.

Most tree collars are between 21″ and 27″ in diameter, so should comfortably fit around the base of a tree up to 7 feet. Trees larger than that may have a larger stand, so check the dimensions before purchasing.

How Do They Fit Around a Tree?

Most versions are hinged collars, so you can open them at 2 or 3 points to easily put around your real or artificial tree. However, if your collar is one piece, ensure that you put it around the base of your tree prior to putting the rest of the tree up.

Flocked Christmas tree sitting inside a basket

If you’re short on storage space, the hinged collars usually fold up on themselves for easy storage, so be sure to keep that in mind, too.

Tree Collars Versus Tree Skirts

Ultimately, this is personal preference. Tree collars are more popular in 2022, and tree skirts less so.

Snowy Christmas tree with gifts all around the base

With that being said, there are many beautiful tree skirts that you can buy too. If you’re more a fan of loading up the base of the tree with gifts (real or faux) when you may be tempted to skip the collar and just use a tree skirt.

Can I use a Real Tree With a Tree Collar?

Absolutely! In fact, it’s a great idea to stop pets (or small children!) messing with the water or getting under and up the tree.

Final Thoughts

Just like how the decorations you choose for your tree are an expression of you and your family’s decorating style, so should be the style of tree collar you choose! Whether you like the idea of a basket look, or prefer a glam or rustic touch, there’s a Christmas tree collar that will work for your particular decorating tastes and Christmas tree!

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