The Christmas tree collar search is officially on – but it’s never just for looks – a good collar has a purpose. A tree color wraps tightly around a real or artificial tree. This conceals the stand and base of the tree to give a finished, more stylish look. Last year the one I had my eye on was sold out by November – so I am sharing plenty of in stock options.
And remember, set the tree collar up before you set up your tree!
Below I have rounded up 20 Christmas tree stand collars for the 2021 season – broken up into a small tree collar and large tree collar roundup!
Tree Skirt or Tree Collar: Whats Best?
Even on the best natural tree, the bottom portion is naked and ugly! A The stand, screws, metal pole (if artificial) and any other unsightly parts take away that Christmas magic real quick! A good tree collar “finishes” the tree and polishes all that up to be more aesthetically pleasing.
Pets also may do best with a collar instead of a skirt. If you have small cats, a tree collar will keep them out from under the tree as well.
This is our tree collar this year -its four years old! 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!
Buying a Christmas tree collar after your tree is decorated is a whole new set of problems. Some tree collars come in two 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 picee tree collar or you’ll find yourself in a jam.
20 Christmas Tree Collars for Every Size Tree
Scroll down below for a sizing guide and more tips!
Each collar is organized into collars that fit small trees and large trees below
Small Tree Collars For Thinner or Pencil Trees
Scroll further down to see what exact size you need. A tree collar isn’t one size fits all. A small tree collar won’t fit a 9 ft full tree. To make sure it looks balanced and will fit, ensure the tree stand isn’t wider than the base of your tree collar.
Large Christmas Tree Collars
Below are large Christmas tree collars meant for a more substantially sized tree, about 8ft or more:
All are in stock at this time of the most latest publishing date 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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