Tree Collars Are the Christmas Decor You Didn’t Know You Needed

updated Nov 8, 2022
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Let’s be honest: Tree stands are lacking a bit, right? It’s like putting together a great outfit and overlooking your shoes. If you’re going to deck out a tree with ornaments, lights, tinsel, and all the trimmings, then why stop short of covering the bare base?

Tree skirts used to be the answer — and they’re definitely still an option — but for anyone who thinks they’re too old-fashioned, we have an alternative: the tree collar. A tree collar is like a choker for the bottom of your tree, covering the stand you screw your evergreen into. We’ve been seeing them everywhere already, and we love them because they are a chic, unfussy way to mask that clunky base. You get full base coverage and can make a decorative statement (which we’ll get into below) without feeling like you’re stuck in Christmases past. And you never have to pick up a steamer to get wrinkles out or worry about how it’s “laying,” whatever that means anyway.

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What tree collar will work best for you? Take your pick out of this stylistically diverse bunch of 15 choices. Before you buy, be sure to measure your tree and check out collar dimensions; some are one size fits all, but others are sold by the size.

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was $59.99

If you are a Magnolia kind of person, then this galvanized style will be what your farmhouse Christmas dreams are made of.

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Ballard Designs
was $89.00

Looking for a chic country-Christmas vibe? Consider this wicker wonder. The gray wash adds a bit of a modern touch.

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was $94.99

It doesn't get any more rustic than this wooden farmhouse tree collar. Best of all, it comes in six colors to go with any holiday color scheme.

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Balsam Hill
was $229.00

With a fun and festive design, march to the merry beat of the holidays with this Christmas drum tree collar.

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Currently a bestseller, this Hearth & Hand with Magnolia woven tree collar is sure to sell out fast.

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Pottery Barn

Red steel feels merry but still modern.

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Balsam Hill
was $479.00

Looking for something especially elegant? This collar comes with a gilded frame filled with lustrous natural capiz shells.

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Crate & Barrel

A white woven tree collar is a chameleon. This one would work for a boho tree, a monotone or black-and-white number, something coastal themed, or even a full-on rustic look.

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A little extra flair is always welcome around the holidays. This fringed model comes with a velvet base adorned with a chic tassel braid.

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Crate & Barrel

This collar is perfect for fans of the hammered look who also love decor that shines.

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Balsam Hill
was $449.00

Timeless with a touch of art deco, this mirrored tree collar's antiqued finish makes it a piece of decor that one can easily see becoming a cherished family heirloom.

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was $89.99

If you're looking for a stunning copper base, you can't top this glimmering collar from home store giant Wayfair.

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This square fabric tree collar immediately brings to mind good ol' Saint Nick thanks to its red base and white faux fur trim.

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Crate & Barrel

This earthy tree collar is made of abaca, bankuan seagrass, rattan, and wire for an instant touch of Boho flair

*A tip on storage from Lifestyle Editor Taryn Williford: At the end of the season when it’s time to put away the decorations, nest your wreathes inside the collar.