Have you been seeing all of the new baskets around the bottom of Christmas trees instead of the traditional tree skirt this year? Well, we have figured out a way to make one! They are technically called "tree collars". They are typically made from baskets or galvanized metal pails. Learn how to make your very own tree collar using a large basket!
DIY Cristmas Tree Collar tutorial

Learn how to make the newest way to skirt your Christmas tree with our DIY Christmas tree collar tutorial. Repurpose a large basket to turn into a Christmas tree collar!

What You'll Need

  • Large basket
  • Clippers
  • Christmas tree

Step 1: Cut Basket

DIY Christmas Tree Basket Collar

Find a basket that will fit around the bottom of your tree stand. My tree stand is 18 inches. My basket is 20 inches. Measure from the ground to the bottom of the tree. You will cut the bottom of basket off at that same size. Use sharp clippers to cut the basket. Be sure to keep the cutting line as even as possible.

Step 2: Place Tree

DIY Christmas Tree Collar

Remove the bottom of basket and place under tree. You'll want the handles of the basket to face down. Slide the tree into the basket.

Try customizing your Christmas tree collar by painting it or weaving in colorful yarn or ribbon.


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