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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 15 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
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.
2. Braids and tuggable tassels
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.
3. Customized just for you
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.
4. Plaid pajama style under the tree
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.
5. Old-timey commercial and utterly Christmas
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.
6. When in Rome, try columns
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.
7. Powder-coated iron with some rims
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.
8. Santa, baby, this one’s for you
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.
9. A tree scarf with a soft, tree skirt feel
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.
10. Ripple me this contemporary alternative
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.
11. It’s a chip off the old block—almost
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.
12. Snowflakes in a drift
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.
13. The farm-fresh trees come to you
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.
14. More sumptuous than Santa’s suit
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.
15. Natural wicker weave for a more organic holiday
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.
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