The Christmas tree collar search is officially on, and I’ve got some recommendations today to help you find the best one!
Hiding Your Tree Stand With a Tree Collar, and How To Figure Out What Size You Need
Below I have rounded up 27 Christmas tree stand collars for the 2021 season – broken up into a small tree collar and large tree collar roundup!
But What’s a Tree Collar?
A tree color wraps tightly around the tree stand to conceal the base of the tree, and give a finished look.
Let’s be honest- even on the best tree, the bottom part is naked and ugly. The stand, screws, metal pole (if artificial) and any other unsightly parts are not great to look at. It takes away that Christmas magic real quick! A good tree collar “finishes” the tree and polishes all that up to be more aesthetically pleasing.
This is our tree collar this year that we’ve owned for two years. I waited until December to grab this and ended up having to drive to another city because it was sold out online…and then I had to try and put it on an already decorated tree!
24 Christmas Tree Collars For Every Size Tree
Be sure to scroll down below for a sizing guide and more tips!
Each tree collar is linked below.
Buying a Christmas tree collar after your tree is decorated is a whole new set of problems. Some tree collars come in pieces for this reason – you put the pieces around the tree stand and then snap the collar together. If you have a tree up and decorated already- don’t buy a one pice tree collar or you’ll find yourself in a jam. (This will also help when you go to store your tree collar!)
Small Tree Collars and Tree Collars For Pencil Tree
I have one 7.5 ft tree in our home which we consider to be our large tree, so the rest are much smaller. These smaller trees have a combination of collars or skirts on them! Pencil trees are fun looking – cute for little nooks that need some holiday cheer or apartment life.
Here are 5 great options below for a small tree collar:
Be sure to measure for your specific tree or scroll further down to see what size you need. A tree collar isn’t one size fits all. You don’t want a tree collar meant for a large 9 ft full tree on a 6 ft pencil tree. To make sure it looks correct, ensure the tree stand isn’t much wider than the base of your tree collar. It should looks balanced.
Large Christmas Tree Collars
Below are large Christmas tree collars meant for 8ft and more. Take note of measurements if you are looking for a very substantially sized tree:
There are some great ones on this list! All are in stock at the time of hitting publish on this post.
Collars From Amazon
Want one quick? These are various sizes so measure so pay attention to sizes! I am not usually into rustic but I do love the burlap- especially if your tree uses a lot of neutrals and whites, the burlap collar can be a nice touch.
Christmas Tree Collar Sizes
If using a real tree, you want the collar to fit snugly under the last row of limbs, so you might have to trim a few branches first. But whether your tree is faux or real, ensure the widest part of the tree isn’t wider (or too much wider) than the base of your tree collar.
A Christmas tree collar on a pencil tree should be roughly 18 – 23″
To make it balanced, a rough idea is to use a tree collar that is roughly as wide as the center diameter of your tree. The opening of the tree collar needs to be wide enough around so that your tree’s base fits inside, with enough space to ensure all parts of the tree stand are firmly planted on the ground – no teetering!
Tree Skirt Vs Tree Collar
Will a tree skirt work just as well as a collar? While it is true that a Christmas tree skirt is the same basic idea as a skirt, it doesn’t provide the same purpose. A tree skirt spreads out around the tree base like a round blanket, providing a polished place to put presents on. Generally people pick one or the other.
A fur tree skirt is cozy favorite:
A Christmas tree collar offers height. The tree collar dresses up the ugly parts of the tree base that may be sticking out, the tree trunk, and that awkward area between the floor and branches. The skirt simply can’t cover all that up. An added bonus is the collar is better for those who have toddlers and pets in the home.
Christmas Tree Collar Tips
- The Christmas tree collar is much easier to set up before you get your real tree in the stand, or before you set up your artificial tree. (Ask me how I know!) If it’s already set up, make sure your tree collar is a two piece.
- If you’re short on storage space, take a look at the Christmas tree collars that come in segments. These actually collapse and disassemble into several pieces. Many of the collars I linked are collapsable.
- If you have cats who climb the tree or try to terrorize it, a tree collar will help stop this.
- Pick a collar in a color that compliments, not competes with, your existing Christmas tree decorations and ornaments! See next tip.
- Buy a tree collar that is in two pieces if you are putting it on a tree that is already decorated and up!
What color to pick?
There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some suggestions if you’re feeling lost!
- A red tree collar looks fabulous with a traditional red and green or red and white decorated tree.
- If your style is glam, try brass or a beaded Christmas tree collar.
- If you gravitate towards rustic and farmhouse, a galvanized, burlap or a farmhouse basket is your sure thing!
- Coastal style? How about a whitewashed seagrass or rope tree collar.
- If you prefer to stick to the classics or have a flocked tree, a woven style or a small traditional basket as a Christmas tree collar is a great idea.
Do you put a tree collar on real trees?
Yes, you do! Tree collars are not just for artificial. They cover up the Christmas tree stand on a real tree, which is usually unsightly.
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