Whew! We got both our Christmas trees up and are all feeling the Christmas spirit! I showed you the orange ornaments I made for our faux tree here, and now I have an easy DIY Christmas tree collar for you.
After I decorated the tree in our family room I almost ordered this tree collar here.
Then I got to thinking about an old basket in our garage that had seen better days. I love the shape of this basket and just wasn’t ready to compost it, so it sat unused for a few months.
Thankfully I figured out a way to put it to good use!
DIY Basket Christmas Tree Collar
I used a metal cutter like this one HERE to snip through the basket at a height for the tree collar.
Once it was cut to size I needed to open it up to get around the base of the Christmas tree.
A saw like this one HERE was needed to get through the thick branch that formed the top of the basket. This part of the basket is why I like it so much, but it took some elbow grease to saw through it.
Once I got through that, I pulled out the metal snipper again, and finished it off.
In order to stop the woven branches from falling apart I dabbed the end
This is the perfect project because you save a good amount of money and can finish it in under an hour.
Reusing and repurposing really makes me happy. I hope this inspires you to try and reuse an old basket by turning it into a woven Christmas tree collar.
MORE CHRISTMAS PROJECTS
- Dried Orange Slice Ornaments
- Vintage Christmas Cookie Cutter Decor
- Christmas Decorating with Neutrals & Whites
In case you don’t find a basket that works for this project, here are some of my favorite woven Christmas tree collars.
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This is such a great idea! I love the look of tree collars! It’s wonderful that you were able to use the basket in a new way! It looks great around your tree!
Thanks so much Donna, I was glad to put it to good use.
Such a fantastic idea Maria! Great job too it looks perfect
Thanks so much Cindy!
You read my mind. I accidentally bought the wrong size tree skirt last year and was debating cutting it to fit. Now I know that I can. Thanks.
I’d go for it Rachel, a little resizing should do the trick.