Christmas

Forget Christmas tree skirts – this tree collar is 2020's most wanted – but it's a rare find

We love it – and if you do too, you need to shop now

Christmas tree collar
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You heard it here first: the latest, and some would say loveliest of Christmas tree trends emerged today. Yes, copper Christmas tree collars are 2020's big look. Trends come and go, but we can see this one sticking about – copper is a wonderful color for Christmas, it's effortlessly elegant and unlikely to go out of fashion.

But... copper Christmas tree collars aren't actually that easy to find – and those we are finding are selling out super fast. So be quick!

Christmas tree collars have been popular buys for as long as we've bought artificial Christmas trees rather than real homes, and are a must-have for any style-conscious homeowner as they are the best – and smartest – way to cover the legs and fixings that your tree stands on. If you have a real tree that's fixed to a base, rather than potted, a Christmas tree collar is a must, too. 

It needs to be big enough to hide the base of your tree – more on that below – but small enough to allow plenty of room for gifts. 

Our advice? Complement your copper Christmas tree collar with decorations to match. Once the gifts are gone, they will help your tree look smart rather than lonely.

Below, we've picked out our favorite copper Christmas tree collars. We'd advise buying early rather than later – they will sell out fast.  

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Our favorite copper Christmas tree collar

Copper tree collar: $87.97 at Amazon US (opens in new tab)
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Copper tree collar: $87.97 at Amazon US (opens in new tab)

This copper tree collar measures 23.25in across at the top and 27.5in across at the bottom and is 10in high. You need at least 12in clearance for the ground to the lowest branch of your tree for this to work. Fits around most standard size Christmas tree stands, it is made of a washable, waterproof, heavy gauge metal material. It comes in four pieces that you can put together – then take apart again – in minutes. 

And more Christmas tree collars and skirts we love...

Basketweave Christmas tree collar, $39.97, Amazon (opens in new tab)

Basketweave Christmas tree collar, $39.97, Amazon (opens in new tab)

After a farmhouse look? This tree collar is the same size as the one above and although it has a basketweave look, it is actually plastic, so it is just as durable, washable and waterproof. Also available with a smooth with snowflake pattern decal, it is easy to assemble – the our pieces connect together by magnets. It breaks down for compact storage throughout the rest of the year.

Wooden tree collar box, $89.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Wooden tree collar box, $89.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Love farmhouse style? Add it to your living space with this Christmas tree collar is the perfect replacement for your average or traditional Christmas tree skirt. Its four-sided with hook and loop strips for easy installation and storage. Each side measures 22.5in by 14.5in tall. Made from geniune recycled wood. 

Handmade Forest Scene Tree Skirt, was $249, now $203.99, Joss & Main (opens in new tab)

Handmade Forest Scene Tree Skirt, was $249, now $203.99, Joss & Main (opens in new tab)

How beautiful is this tree skirt? Bambi-eyed green reindeer and pretty blue birds at home in their fantasy habitat, surrounded by happy embroidered flowers and plants adorn this lovely piece. Blue edging lends a neat, tailored appearance to the rustic jute burlap fabric, as does the row of wooden buttons that keep the skirt snug around the tree. 

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What is a Christmas tree collar?

A Christmas tree collar is designed to hide the bottom of your tree – and particularly artificial Christmas trees that stand on ugly legs. They can be made of fabric – these are usually called tree skirts – that you simply drape around the tree's foot from front to back – or solid, which are known as tree collars. 

Can you use a tree collar with a real tree?

Yes, although you will need to choose either your collar carefully or your tree carefully to ensure that they complement each other. 

What size tree collar do I need?

It's a fine balance when choosing the size of your tree collar, and much of your decision will depend on how large your tree is. Your tree collar needs to be large enough so that it covers the diameter and height of the legs of the tree, but not so large that it makes the tree look like it's sitting in a pot. 

Ideally, it ought to be just shy of the width of the middle of your tree.

Lucy Searle
Global Editor in Chief

Lucy Searle has written about interiors, property and gardens since 1990, working her way around the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-nineties. She was Associate Editor on Ideal Home, and Launch Editor of 4Homes magazine, before moving into digital in 2007, launching Channel 4's flagship website, Channel4.com/4homes. In 2018, Lucy took on the role of Global Editor in Chief for Realhomes.com, taking the site from a small magazine add-on to a global success. She was asked to repeat that success at Homes & Gardens, where she has also taken on the editorship of the magazine.