A fully decorated Christmas tree is a sight to behold — a tree topper perched up high, branches dressed in ornaments, and festive lights. Collars are great alternatives to traditional tree skirts and can be the perfect finishing touch to your tree. In this article, we will explore some of the best Christmas tree collars that will make your tree stand out this holiday season.
Introduction to Christmas Tree Collars
What Is a Christmas Tree Collar?
Tree collars are decorative coverings that go around the base of the tree, providing a refined and finished look to your display. These offer more coverage than tree skirts and are commonly made of metal, wood, or natural fibers.
Do You Need a Christmas Tree Collar?
While a tree collar can enhance the overall look of your tree and complement your holiday décor, it’s not necessary for decorating your Christmas tree. You can still create a beautiful and festive tree using traditional tree skirts, garlands, and ornaments. Ultimately, whether or not you choose to use a tree collar is a matter of personal preference and style.
What Is the Difference Between a Tree Collar and Skirt?
The main difference between a tree skirt and a tree collar is appearance and level of coverage. A tree skirt is a piece of fabric that’s draped around the base of the tree, covering the stand and any unsightly cords or wires. A tree collar, however, sits around the base of the tree to conceal the stand.
What Size Christmas Collar Do I Need?
Christmas trees under 7 feet pair well with Balsam Hill’s small collars that measure up to 29 inches in diameter. For trees that are 7 to 11 feet tall, we recommend our large collars that come in 34 inches and can cover tree bases up to 32 inches in diameter.
Christmas Tree Base Decoration Ideas
Check out these festive tree base ideas that our designers recommend.
More Questions About Tree Collars?
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about Christmas tree collars.
How Do You Cover an Artificial Tree Base?
You can use a tree collar to cover an artificial tree’s base. Wrap it around the metallic feet of your tree and— depending on how they’re made — hinge its detachable sections or attach its magnetic sides to each other.
What Can I Use as a Base for My Christmas Tree?
Aside from collars and skirts, some Christmas tree base ideas include using everyday household items such as blankets, throws, or scarves. You can also repurpose a piano stool as a tree stand for your small Christmas tree. Another option is to take out the planter boxes you used in spring or summer and use them as the base.
What Are Some Tree Collar Alternatives?
Christmas tree skirts are beautiful alternatives to tree collars. Balsam Hill offers a wide assortment of skirts in various sizes and designs to suit any decorating style. We also have matching stockings for some of our tree skirts to complete your holiday display.