It seems like Christmas Tree Stand Holders or Tree Collars are really popular this season. I’m not surprised since they are beautiful and practical. For me, they solve two problems. One: it prevents my Rumba from getting tangled in my tree skirt and two: the distance from the floor to the bottom of my tree isn’t as noticeable with a Tree Collar. Here is my DIY version of it.
I love the red and white color combination and for some reason I’m really drawn to the Nordic Star pattern this year. I created this one on my Silhouette and I’ve made the cut file available for you at the end of this post. The tutorial on how I made the Christmas Tree Stand Holder is below.
Paint Brush (I use Purdy)
Paint (White – Behr – Snowy Pine, Red – Sherwin Williams – Show Stopper)
(3) Common Board – 1 x 4 x 8
(1) Common Board – 1 x 8 x 8
MEASURE & CUT
- Measure the width of the legs on your tree stand. My stand was 22″ wide. Measure from the floor to the bottom of your Christmas Tree. The gap between the floor and the bottom of my tree was 15″. The dimensions of the box I built for my tree were 24″ X 14 1/4″. The side panels of the box were 1.5″ deeper because of the thickness of the boards. Your dimensions will be different based on the size of your tree stand.
- Cut (8) 1 X 4 pieces to 24″ long.
- Cut (8) 1 X 4 pieces to 7″ long.
- Cut (4) 1 X 8 pieces to 19″ long. You can use hardboard for this part instead of 1X8. I just used the supplies I had on hand.
SAND, PAINT, AND ASSEMBLE
- Find the best face of each board and sand smooth. I used a rough grit sanding disc first and then moved to a fine grit. Make sure to sand all the ends, as they will be exposed.
- Using your Kreg Jig, drill your pocket holes.
- Assemble each of the four sides of the box first, then join the sides together. Note: If you are going to paint the center of the sides red, it will be easier to do this before you attach them. Also, now is the time to paint the rest of the box white. Make sure to wipe all of the pieces down and prime them before painting. To learn how to use a Kreg Jig, watch this video.
- Attach the 1X8 pieces with brad nailer to complete the box.
This project turned out beautiful! I will enjoy this Christmas Tree Collar for years to come and maybe some day pass this special handmade item on to one of my children. Subscribe below to gain access to my free cut file library (which includes the Nordic Star pattern) and my blog newsletter. Leave a comment so I can get to know you! Also, check out this related post (Tips for Christmas Decorating).