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November 20, 2015

Friday Quick Notes & Ideas #2

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!


  1. Those are great. I always use an urn that is designed to hold my trees. I ordered the Toulon one from Ballard Design for my parlor tree. Stay tuned.

  2. This is my new thing this year for our larger tree. I toy with the basket and the crate and they I change to galvanized. The more and more I think about I may have to go the basket route. Time is of the essence now these sell fast.


  3. Haha. This made me laugh. Teddy knows what a tree collar is for, and it makes purrfect sense! LOL What a cute photo. I'd never heard of this idea before (the tree basket collar) but I do like it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Liz. Give Teddy a pat from me.

  4. I like the idea, as it does make a nice stand for the tree, but had never heard of one before. We may not have a tree at all this year.

  5. LOVE the basket idea, can't wait to see you tree this year Liz!

  6. Well aren't these a cut above those Christmas tree skirts? I have one and will continue to use, but I have to say, I like this basket thingys. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  7. I love the basket styles...and have seen some huge prices. I am not shopping the right place. Ha! I want to find a wicker one. Sheila

  8. Those are all great, Liz. I love the galvanized one and the basket ones. I used to set our tree down in a big pickle crock that came from our farm. I suppose it is time for a change from the traditional tree-skirt which so many of us have had for years. xo Diana

  9. Where have I been?...I have not seen these collars!...they are great...love yours and the one from Terrain..need to check out that place when I am up that way!

  10. Liz, I have to join Shirley, I am out of the loop! But, I really like all the collars that you highlighted! Blessings, Pam (everydayliving.me)

  11. These are a fantastic idea Liz. I'm really looking forward to decorating this year. Hopefully this weekend. Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Liz,
    How did this "trend" pass me by???
    I adore the Christmas Tree Collars!!!
    Teddy's idea cracked me up!!!
    Too, too cute!!!
    I'll keep my "eye" out for these!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. Those are awesome! Love the Pier1 collar. How creative and fun. Teddy is adorable in the Christmas tree collar.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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