November 28, 2021

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Tree collars are the new tree skirt—here are 20 to shop right now

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Retailers are predicting a fun decorating trend for this holiday season, and it’s pushing traditional tree skirts to the backseat of Santa’s sleigh. Instead of plaid, velvet or felt swathes of fabric, merry makers are looking to cover up their Christmas tree stands with tree collars—stiff metal, wood or woven forms that look festive, neat and can add a bit of glam to your living room, whether you have an artificial tree or a live one.

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We’ve done the research for you and offer up these 20 tree collars to shop, all with different styles so that you can find one that’s best for you. 

1. Christmas meets a ‘50s diner

This tree collar is reminiscent of an old iron tub.

Made of a silver-colored metal, this tree collar has a definite retro vibe with a chrome shine and five embossed rings from top to bottom. Assembly is required, but putting together its four panels is easy using quick-release pin connections.

Get the Blissun Silver Metal Christmas Tree Collar at Amazon for $42.98

2. Braids and tuggable tassels 

Add some tassels to your tree collar.

Anyone familiar with the braided storage basket trend of the last few years can picture this creamy white tree collar made of cotton and polyester rope. It will satisfy fans with a penchant for contemporary yet homey style, complete with adorable tassels begging to be tugged by a toddler. 

Get the St. Nicholas Square White Tassel Christmas Tree Collar at Kohl’s for $69.99

3. A wood box fit for a ski chalet

Is your tree "farm fresh?"

Anyone with a clean, rustic design scheme will appreciate this four-sided, trapezoidal tree collar made of natural wood. It comes in two pieces, which means it is both easy to assemble and easy to store post-holidays.

Get the Glitzhome Natural Wooden Trapezoid Tree Collar at Amazon for $59.99

4. Your Christmas tree’s little black dress

This woven tree collar adds a modern touch.

Round and wide from top to bottom, even cords of handwoven seagrass build up to a tree collar that’s about a foot tall. A black finish gives this natural option a more refined flair that’s perfect for the modern home.

Get the Black Woven Seagrass Tree Collar at West Elm for $85.50

5. Customized just for you

People will always know this is your family's tree.

Options are endless with custom-made wood tree collars by Etsy vendor Patriot Crafted. You can select from three colors: espresso, natural or distressed white, and have it personalized with your family name. There is no assembly needed for this three-sided wonder, it just tucks around your Christmas tree stand with its open back to a wall and then collapses down for simple storage after the holidays. 

Get the Patriot Crafted Customized Collapsible Christmas Tree Wood Décor Box at Etsy for $109.95

6. A holiday glow-stopper

Add some fairy lights inside this collar to add more dimension.

Christmas wishes shine bright with this rustic red tree collar that spells “Merry Christmas” in metal cutouts. White fairy lights inside the collar offer your holiday tree a bit more of a soft glow. 

Get the Decorative Lighted Red Metal Christmas Tree Collar at Etsy for $44.98

7. Plaid pajama style under the tree

Find some matching plaid flannel pajamas.

Covering up your tree stand is a snap with this one-piece tree collar that seals up with Velcro. More importantly, its black and red plaid fabric brings to mind cozy winter nights cuddled up around a crackling fireplace with cocoa and cookies.

Get the Blissun Plaid Fabric Christmas Tree Collar at Amazon for $19.99

8. Old-timey commercial and utterly Christmas

Cover up an unsightly tree stand with this collar.

This five-panel tree collar made of galvanized metal gives off an old-timey vibe with its adorable advertisement for fresh-cut Christmas trees in black and red stenciled script. It would work great in a home that has a farmhouse aesthetic but is still contemporary.

Get the Auld Home Galvanized Metal Large Christmas Tree Collar at Amazon for $54.99

9. When in Rome, try columns

Channel Roman architecture with this column-like collar.

All I think of when I look at this circular tree collar is the Doric columns of the Colosseum, so I guess it’s aptly named. But, when it comes to the Christmas season, this tree collar style will suit you best if you appreciate an austere, marble-clad look and have more than one Christmas tree standing in your foyer. Available in either white or ivory, the Rome tree collar comes in a set of four. 

Get the Rome Tree Collar, Set of 4, at Wayfair for $56.99

10. A pretty wrapped package

This tree collar features a red bow accent.

Mimicking the presents that are sure to be placed beneath your tree before long, this festive tree collar made of white-washed wicker is wrapped across its center with a red burlap bow. It arrives in two half-circle pieces, which means it’s real easy to assemble around your tree stand.

Get the 2-piece Basket Weave Tree Collar with Bow at QVC for $65.75

11. Powder-coated iron with some rims

Make red the standout color for your tree.

If you’re a fan of those vintage mercury glass Christmas ornaments of birds and vegetables, you’ll be a fan of this red, powder-coated iron, cone-shaped tree collar that is simple enough to not war with your snazzy decorations on the branches above, and yet fit the vibe perfectly.

Get the Red Metal Tree Collar at Pottery Barn for $69

12. Santa, baby, this one’s for you

Give Santa a hint.

You’ve made your list and now you’re letting the big man in red know where he can put all those packages on Christmas Eve. This adorable, red-metal tree collar features a “Dear Santa” note painted in white script, and it comes in two pieces for quick assembly. 

Get the Red Metal Dear Santa Tree Collar at World Market for $69.99

13. A tree scarf with a soft, tree skirt feel

Channel your favorite sweater.

Of all the tree collars on this list, this soft-knit, warm white, pure Merino wool one is the closest to a tree skirt in personality. However, use your imagination and envision a giant scarf. Then, wrap it around and around the tree stand for a flawless, super-cozy appearance.

Get the Shep’s Wool Chunky Knit Christmas Tree Collar at Etsy for $190

14. Ripple me this contemporary alternative 

Add a touch of class with brass.

You may actually be able to see your reflection in this mesmerizing tree collar that ripples and glints like liquid gold. It’s actually made of solid brass that’s been hammered and polished, and could be the perfect accompaniment to a black, pink or coppery artificial Christmas tree.

Get the Liquid Brass Tree Collar at CB2 for $199

15. It’s a chip off the old block—almost

Mimic nature with this tree stump collar.

If you’re really looking for an au naturel vibe, you should entertain this tree collar that is handmade by stretching sheets of natural birch bark over a wire frame. While it’s not exactly the same as fir or pine, it will certainly present a fresh-from-the-forest sentiment.

Get the Birch Tree Collar at Ballard Designs for $119

16. Twinkle, twinkle—this one’s a star 

Go for gold.

I can almost hear the tap, tap, tap that it must have taken to create this hammered iron tree collar. Its subtle tapered shape and polished brass finish goes beautifully with a Gatsby-inspired tree or even just lots of warm white twinkle lights that will get caught in the many divots.

Get the Large Bash Gold Christmas Tree Collar at Crate & Barrel for $99.95

17. Snowflakes in a drift

This collar comes with string lights already installed.

Anyone wanting to add to an indoor winter wonderland has found the perfect companion in this galvanized iron tree collar featuring nine die-cut snowflakes lit by tiny twinkle lights. Whether you’re covering the base of a 7-footer or a skinny twig tree, this tree collar has longevity for the whole winter season, not just Christmas week. 

Get the Glitzhome Snowflake Die-cut Metal Tree Collar with Light String at Michaels for $44.49

18. The farm-fresh trees come to you 

This tree collar is a merry addition to your holiday decorations.

This isn’t so much as a tree collar as it is a low-riding plaque that you put in front of your tree to hide the tree stand. No matter, this adorable, vintage-style truck promises to bring a farm-fresh cut tree right to your door—or at least look pretty in front of one.

Get the Mr. Christmas Truck Tree Collar at QVC for $92

19. More sumptuous than Santa’s suit

This tree collar is made with luxurious red velvet.

Made in one single piece of a red velvet material, this fancy tree skirt pops with a chain of hand-beaded silver and gold snowflakes across its front. Standing up, it’s circular, and weighs less than 2 pounds. 

Get the Arcadia Home Snowflakes Handmade Adjustable Velvet Tree Collar at Perigold for $207

20. Natural wicker weave for a more organic holiday

This woven rattan tree collar is a timeless touch.

Woven out of natural rattan fiber, this cone-shaped tree collar speaks to more natural and earthy holiday feels. It comes in two parts that you can tuck around your tree stand for a seamless look.

Get the St. Nicholas Square Rattan Christmas Tree Collar at Kohl’s for $55.99

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