Covering the Base

When the time comes to trim the tree, most of the focus is on the ornaments, ribbon and tinsel that hang from the branches. Don't forget to look down and think about the base. Tree skirts and tree collars dress up the bottom of a tree. Today, skirts and collars are stepping outside the box with a variety of styles that will make a decorative statement. 

By Melissa Mauzy


1. Piles of patches tree skirt, available at Anthropologie.

2. Gray woven tree collar, available at Pier One.

3. Noël handmade felted wool tree skirt, available at Ember Home Studio. 

4. Plaid Merry Christmas tree skirt, available at The Gifted Gardener.

5. 60” ivory cable knit reversible tree skirt, available at Balsam Hill.

6. Felt stars tree skirt, available at West Elm.

7. Fringed burlap tree skirt, available at Ballard Designs.

8. Glossy red tree collar, available at Crate & Barrel.

9. Tibetan faux fur tree skirt, available at Restoration Hardware.

10. Bash gold tree collar, available at Crate & Barrel.

11. Burlap tree skirt, available at The White Rabbit.