Christmas tree containers, collars and skirts don’t have to be boring or difficult. Turns out, we can easily create some awesome coverings with items hanging around the house. This post shares a combo of easy DIY and drop-the-tree-in-and-go options. Simply click through to see some of the season’s best ideas.
15+ Unique Christmas Tree Containers
During the busy holiday season, the less DIY that I have to do, the better. So I looked for a collection of Christmas tree containers, collars and skirts that would allow us to simply anchor the tree into a finished product and go.
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Drop and Go Containers
Tree in a Vintage Crock by Baker Nest
The crock is fabulous, but with the rolling cart underneath… Hellooooo gorgeous! Remember, if the collar lacks wow power, it helps to layer, layer, layer.
Tree in a Box or Crate by Dreamy Whites
What struck me as interesting about this idea is the irony of the ornament placement. The tree is bare and the ornaments serve as the tree skirt. Genius.
In fact, this post has several other tree container ideas you might like to see, too. Click here to connect.
Tree in a Dental Fountain by home decor icon Matthew Mead
I made a screen shot of this amazing idea from Mr. Mead’s IG feed. I mean, really? Who wouldn’t love one of these!!
Tree in a Radio Flyer Wagon by Yours Truly
One year, I didn’t even stand the tree in this little wagon. Instead, it was customized to fit the wagon on its side and used on the coffee table. See the post tutorial here.
Tree in a Piano Stool Bottom by Adams and Elm Home
Nancy says that she simply removed the piano stool and dropped the tree into the stand. See more of her 2018 tree here.
Tree in a Lamp Shade by DecorJan
I’m telling you, it never ever occurred to me to use a lamp shade as a tree collar, but this drop and go is my kind of tree collar. This link takes you to Jan’s IG account.
Somewhere Between Drop and Go and DIY
Tree in a Recycled Tire by LollyJane
And if you think it never ever occurred to me to use a lamp shade as a tree collar, I assure you that I can’t even process the extraordinary creativity behind using a recycled tire. Read how to make this kind of magic happen here.
DIY Collars and Skirts
Tree in a Baby Carriage by HGTV’s Patrick Flynn
Notice that the carriage base is a galvanized tub with carriage wheels attached. The full tutorial is here.
Tree in a Vintage Crate by Funky Junk
Donna distressed and stenciled this crate. I know! It’s totally amazing. Read the easy tutorial and find product links here.
Tree in a Mirrored Box by At the Picket Fence
This is a super-easy way to get a glam look. Full tutorial (which is also super-easy) is here.
Tree in a Drum by Pneumatic Addict
Ok. Not gonna lie. On the DIY front, this one is a tad harder, but is soooo worth the effort. It’s one of my all-time favorite DIY collars. Elisha provides a video and a step-by-step tutorial here.
Tree in a DIY Box by The Kim Six Fix
Kim provides a fabulous…and by fabulous….I mean easy and thorough… tutorial for making this box here.
DIY Galvanized Collars for mini-trees by In My Own Style
You will be surprised to learn how easy this project is to complete and that it is made from items you’d throw away. Hop over and see the tutorial here.
Tulle Glam Skirt by A Box of Buttons
This skirt caught my eye because it could be used for a glam Christmas tree or added after Christmas to take the tree into the New Year. Sometimes, after the gifts are gone, a tree can look flat and unfinished. The layers and sparkle in this skirt could be the remedy. It might also be fun to lace some fairy lights between the layers.
The easy-sew tutorial (no sewing machine necessary) is here.
Faux Fur Tree Skirt by Yours Truly
Ok, so this isn’t the most unique skirt, but it is one of the easiest hacks ever. I bought about 2 and 1/2 yards of quality white faux fur (56 inches wide) at the fabric store and wrapped it around the tree base.
No sewing. No kidding.
The cost was about $40 compared to $150 at one retailer I checked. See the full tree here. And see the faux fur as a tablecloth here.
And here you have it. A few out-of-the-box ideas to take your tree from drab to fab.
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