What is the purpose of a tree skirt?
Tree skirts and collars are made for decorating the base of a Christmas tree and can polish the look of your festive centrepiece. As well as catching fallen ornaments and pine needles, they provide the perfect setting for laying out Christmas presents and hide the stands supporting the tree at its base.
How do I choose a tree skirt or collar?
There a few factors - including floor space, size and colour - to think of when it comes to choosing the right skirt or collar for your tree come the silly season. If you have limited floor space in your living or dining room, a collar might better suit your tree, whereas if you're wanting to minimise mess shed from branches, a skirt would be the way to go. Be sure to note the size of your Christmas tree itself before choosing an adequately sized skirt or collar - as well as figuring out the colour scheme of your festive décor!
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This woven faux jute tree collar with a rustic finish really delivers on the 'less is more' front. Spanning 56cm in width, it is compatible with most Christmas trees, and its two colours - white wash and grey wash (pictured) lends itself well to any decorative colour scheme.
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Handmade from 100 per cent wool in fair-trade conditions, this tree skirt with pom pom-fringing combines minimalism with a chic touch of festive fun. Measuring about 1.2m wide, this beige beauty complements Christmas trees of almost any size.
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This hessian tree skirt evokes the Christmas magic with its small nod to the classic tale, The Nutcracker. Providing a festive setting for laying out presents, the skirt also hides any unsightly tree stands and makes the January pull-down-the-tree-athon easier as it will catch shedding pine needles.
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Love the rustic look? This natural-toned tree collar is handmade with kubu ratten, measures 60cm wide and pairs perfectly with warm lights throughout branches of the tree. Voilà, understated Christmas décor sorted!
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Turns out you can have a white Christmas in the land down under, all thanks to this plush tree skirt that mimics a fresh fall of snow. Measuring 90cm in width, the skirt can fit to any-sized tree and its faux white fur makes it a cosy spot for present-opening come Christmas morning.
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'Ho, ho, ho,' screams this tree skirt starring Father Christmas himself. The timeless tartan print is accompanied by white fleece trimming, and features the face of the man who knows if you've been naughty or nice!
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Simplicity is at the forefront of this collar's design that boasts earthy tones and features woven seagrass material. As its colour is so naturally subtle, you have all the more room to experiment with bold colours in ornaments when adorning the tree.
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