DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

This Dollar Store Christmas tree collar hack is super easy, cheap, and can be done in about 10-15 minutes.  It’s a great way to add a little texture and color to the bottom of your holiday tree, and will give it a “wood-like” appearance.  You can also adjust the diameter at the base to fit the size of your tree – yes, please!  Ok, so who’s ready?  DIY:  $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack.

DIY:  $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

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DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

Supplies:

Amazon storage bins – here 

Just Some Things to Note:

  • You will be cutting these, so they will not be reusable as storage bins. 
  • If you find some similar bins, just make sure that they are collapsible (bend).
  • The bins are 10.5″H, so they will work with tree stands that are about the same height.
  • My tree size is 7.5″H – just for size reference.
  • The bins will fold for easy storage (not bulky rings).
  • You can change out the look each year by changing the bin color (or even by adding Christmas fabric to them – love it)!

Ok, just wanted to get all of that info out there. 😉

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Let’s get to the 5 Easy Steps:  DIY $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack.


DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

Step #1:  Put Bins Together

All you will do for this first step is simply put the bins together.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Repeat for both of the storage bins and turn upside down.

You will not need the bottom pieces, so you can just put those 2 parts to the side.  

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 


Step #2:  Cut Bottom Of Storage Bin

Now, you will simply cut the bottom of each storage bin with your scissors.  

It is kind of like a mesh type of fabric, and is very easy to cut.

Repeat for the second bin.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

This is what they will look like at this stage of the process.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 


Step #3:  Cut Side of Storage Bin at Seam

Then you will cut the side of the storage bin at the seam. 

This will be where the collapsible side meets together – where it bends.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

My first cut went a little crooked, so just don’t rush this part.  

The fabric is really thin, and my scissors were cutting before I was “ready” – LOL!!

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Then just repeat for the second bin.

This is what your bins will look like now.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 


Step #4:  Wrap Both Bins Around Tree Stand

Now, you will simply take one of the storage bins and wrap it around the base of your Christmas tree.

Then add the second bin so that they both wrap around your tree (one in front, one in back).

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 


Step #5:  Fold Bins to Size & Secure

Once you have both of the storage bins around the tree, you can figure out how big (wide) you need them to be.

  • This part will be the trickiest step, but still very easy.

Just take your bin and fold back one of the cut sides – to make a “clean” edge.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Now just figure out how much to pull around so that the “clean” edge covers the “cut” edge, and then secure it with a paper clip.

Once you have both sides (storage bins) done, you can just adjust it by moving that “cut” edge in or out – to make it smaller or larger.

  • I used 2 paper clips for the top portions.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

I added a paper clip on the bottom part as well – so that it would stay put.

  • And I used 2 paper clips for the bottom portions = 4 paper clips total.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

You can also use some type of adhesive velcro tabs if you don’t want to use paper clips.

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

WooHoo!

You are Done!!

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Not fancy, but it does the job!  And it allows for the electrical cord to pass underneath (or it can go on top too).

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Bonus:  You can still add a tree skirt underneath it (or around it) if you want something soft for your presents.  

  • I just used my other hack – a white throw blanket for a tree skirt, and tucked it under the storage bins. 

This blanket also hides my floor (electrical) outlet, which I do not want to see.  😉

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Well, what do you think?  Super easy & affordable – right?

DIY: $2 Christmas Tree Collar Hack

 

Have a Very Merry Christmas Everyone!

Love & Hugs 🙂

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