DIY Buffalo Check Tree Collar

6 Materials
90 Minutes

This DIY buffalo check tree collar was made with very basic hardware store supplies and fabric. You can use any fabric you like to make your own tree collar for under $10!

Last year we made our own rustic DIY tree collar and we loved the tidy look of it so much that we decided to make another one. This DIY buffalo check tree collar is on our tree in the living room this year, but we’ll be using the wooden

diy buffalo check tree collar

Start out by making the top and bottom circles out of the tubing for your frame. You want to make one circle that’s a little bit bigger than the other.

diy buffalo check tree collar

Measure under the base of your tree to see how long you need your dowels to be and cut four of them to the right length. You’ll probably want them to be somewhere between 6-10 inches for most trees.

Next, you need to drill holes for your dowels.

diy buffalo check tree collar

The final step of assembling the frame is just to put it all together!

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diy buffalo check tree collar

The trick to getting your DIY buffalo check tree collar to look the way you want it to is to get the fabric to fit really smoothly around the frame and to keep the pattern as straight as possible. If you pick a fabric without a pattern, or with more of a free-form pattern, then you’re making life a little easier for yourself. 

I worked my way around the frame, gluing a few inches of fabric to the top of tube of frame, then pulling it tight and gluing a few inches to the bottom of the frame directly below.

diy buffalo check tree collar

This was one of those project ideas that I thought would surely go terribly wrong at some point. The materials and the supplies are so simple that I thought I must surely be overlooking some important element in my planning process. It couldn’t really be that easy, could it? But it worked! 

Here’s how it looks on the tree in our living room!

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  • Em
    on Dec 16, 2018

    beautiful and love the black and white for a change in Christmas colors.

  • Alice
    on Dec 17, 2018

    I wasn't really sure where you were going with this one...

    but I absolutely LOVE what you did !!!

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