A new idea for this year.
Christmas Tree Baskets or Collars
I have been intrigued by these "Christmas Tree Collars" or "Christmas Tree Baskets. When I walked into Michael's last weekend they had a bunch of these (50% off) so I decided to take one home and see if it would work. My tree stand was a little wide for it but I'm going to buffer the bottom with a little dressing to hide the gap.
We ordered a new tree this year on-line so we had to set it up to be sure we liked it although I haven't decorated it.
While searching on line for these collars (before I found the one at Michael's) I found this one from Pier 1 and I decided to see if they had them in the store. I was so pleased that they did that I grabbed it up quickly. I had a discount that day that helped with the purchase. I have a small pencil tree I'm going to use this one for. The base on this is actually a tad wider and would have fit the other tree. I might weave in some tartan plaid ribbon over top of the red to add some more design to it!
Teddy has a different vision for it!
This one is from Crate & Barrel. They have three different tree collars and they're all nice- just depends on your style.
Pier one has another one that is more glitzy- I saw it at the store and it's pretty! They have a couple of versions in a woven wicker like I found and one with a Peacock design- very pretty too! One thing nice too at Pier 1 if you want something they sell in the store and they're out of it they will order it for you with free shipping but you have to do that at the store.
Terrain is a wonderful garden center we visited in Pennsylvania a few years ago. They have a few woven versions like this one. They are the first place I got the idea from (last year) but didn't act on it. This year when I started seeing more of them at other stores I decided to go for it.
There are also versions of homemade ones that people cut the bottom out of a basket or galvanized bucket to make their own.
If you click on the name of the store I mentioned with each picture it will take you to their page. (I'm not being compensated- just sharing ideas) or you can just use a search term of "Christmas Tree Baskets" or "Christmas Tree Collars" and a bunch of them will show up to look at in case you like this idea. My goal was to find one locally and not have to pay for shipping so I'm glad I found these. I thought it would be a fun change from the traditional skirt this year.
Have a great weekend!