STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — If you’re tired of dusting off your old Christmas tree skirt and can’t stand the look of the scrawny tree stand you screw the trunk into, check out something new — the tree collar. It could be the answer to your holiday decorating prayers.
Available a variety of materials, it’s like a stylish choker for the bottom of your tree, covering the stand and adding a chic look that takes you away from Christmas past.
Tree collars can be found in galvanized metal, wood, wicker, glass or velvet, and they make a bold decorative statement. Bonus: You won’t have to dust off, vacuum or iron a tree skirt ever again!
One we found at Balsam Hill’s website harkens back to the drummer boy’s shiny red drum.
Once you spend a bit of time shopping, you’ll undoubtedly find the perfect tree collar for your holiday home.
Here’s a few that stand out among this year’s offerings:
Eye-catching iron silhouette
You’re already dressing up your Christmas tree with brilliant ornaments and bright, colorful lights, but why stop there? This red rustic tree stand, above, covers your clunky tree stand with a solid-hued finish and features raised, horizontal accents for a touch of texture. It’s available at Wayfair.com.
Handcrafted wooden box
At Michael’s, you’ll find dozens of options, including this rustic wooden version, above. The tree box not only adds beauty and hides the undesirable parts of your tree, but also prevents kids and pets from getting into the bottom of it. There are four panels, and each panel has a locking bracket. You can get it now at Michaels.com for $47.99, down from its regular price of $116.99.
This Harrison Wood Tree Collar by Rosecliff Heights is a neutral gray willow, see above, and is woven into a handsome collar that complements a variety of trees. You can find it on Wayfair.com on sale now for $64.99.
Bring the beauty of the sea into your home with natural capiz shells. Lustrous natural tones and a gilded frame will elevate the elegant look of your Christmas tree. The collar, above, is designed with a metal frame in a matte gold finish. You’ll find it at Balsamhill.com for $399.
Natural Wooden Look
For a more natural look, this Natural Woven Poplar Wood Christmas Tree Collar, above, by Hearth & Hand with Magnolia fills the bill. It’s only available at Target, comes in two colors, and it has a nice price — $49.99.