DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Collar Skirt

2 Materials
2 Hours

This DIY rustic Christmas tree collar looks so clean and tidy under a tree and is much less likely to get messy compared to a traditional tree skirt. It’s also a really trendy look and a completely affordable project!
I’ve been wanting to try out one of these Christmas tree collars for a few years now. I love the clean, tidy look of them, but I find they’re always either quite expensive or just really bulky to store because of their usual roundness...

This DIY solution is perfect because it gives me that tidy tree collar look, it’s a fairly inexpensive project, and it can easily be stored up against a wall! It’s a win-win-win kind of a situation.
We started out by making a basic square box with four sides each measuring 23″ by 10″. Ten inches seemed to be just about the right height to hide the base of our tree without forcing the bottom branches up too much when it’s in place.
[Hey! Are you looking for more simple DIY Christmas decor ideas?! Check out these DIY Over-Sized Wood Scrap Stars!]
When everything was dry on the basic box structure, I went ahead and got out the paints! I started out by staining the box, then I painted over it with a white chalky finish paint. I sanded it down on all sides until I had the rustic look that I was going for.
Then it was time for the really fun part.   I got out my stencils and some cheery red paint and added a little bit of Christmassy wording to the front of the tree collar.
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1 question
  • San26889711
    on Dec 1, 2017

    Where is a shot of the finished product?
    • Ive9253649
      on Dec 1, 2017

      in the photo at the beginning of the article...holding the tree.
    • Jodie Woods
      on Dec 1, 2017

      I think Sandy was asking for a full view of the fished project. You’ll have to click on the link and go to the website for that.

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  • Alicia W
    on Dec 15, 2017

    Really love this idea. It would also help keep my dogs away from the tree. I’m definately going to do this.
  • Val
    on Dec 31, 2017

    That is gorgeous, I love it. It's so versatile that you could keep it in the house all year, just put it on it's side and put some books, etc on it and in it.
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