Looking to add more farmhouse style to your Christmas decorations this year? This DIY tree collar was so easy to build and we’re going to show you the whole process in this Christmas tree box stand step by step tutorial!
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Every year when we put up the Christmas tree, I always find myself wanting one of those cool Christmas tree box stands. This year, we finally made it happen!
This DIY tree collar was so easy to build and we’re going to show you the whole process in this step by step tutorial!
I, of course, found another reason to incorporate shiplap into our home with this project!
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Christmas Tree Box – Video Tutorial
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Supplies to build a Christmas tree box stand:
- DAP Premium Wood Filler
- Weldwood Wood Glue
- DAP Rapid Fuse All Purpose Adhesive
- Shiplap scraps – we had leftover from this shiplap ceiling project
- 1×3 primed trim – we needed 3 8-ft pieces
- Miter saw
- Brad nailer (learn the difference between a brad nailer and finish nailer here)
- 1 inch brad nails
- Orbital sander
- 220 grit sandpaper
- Paint – we used this color
- Sticky velcro
- Paint brush
Step 1. Cut wood to size.
First use your miter saw to cut all of the wood pieces to size. Our Christmas tree box stand measures 22″ on each side to make a square and is roughly 10″ tall.
Be sure to measure your Christmas stand first to determine the exact size of your box. You’ll want to add a couple inches around the edge of the tree stand for wiggle room so it’s not too tight around the base of your tree, which would make it hard to put on.
Step 2. Assemble Christmas tree box sides.
Using a brad nailer and 1 inch nails, assemble each side of the Christmas tree box. Two sides will be 22″ wide in total (front and back), whereas the sizes will measure 20 1/2″ wide to fit together as a perfect square.
As you nail each piece together, add in a little wood glue behind each trim piece before you nail down with the brad nailer.
Step 3. Fill nail holes and gaps.
Once assembled, fill every nail hole and gap on trim with DAP’s Premium Wood Filler. Once dried (takes about 4 hours), sand smooth with orbital sander and 220 grit sandpaper.
Step 4. Paint tree collar pieces.
Paint everything with off white paint (or any color you choose)! You should only need one coat of paint since everything is pre-primed.
Step 5. Attach velcro to edges.
My favorite part of this whole Christmas tree box stand is the fact that it easily comes apart to store flat. The sides attach with velcro, so simple – right?!
Just attach the sticky velcro to the edges. If you need extra reinforcement to get the velcro to stick, DAP Rapid Fuse will do the trick!
Just press it into place for 30 seconds to set. Then let the Rapid Fuse cure for 30 minutes before you pull on the velcro.
Here’s a closer look at the Christmas tree box details before we put it around the tree:
Step 6. Place Christmas tree box stand around your Christmas tree.
When you’re all done, just prop the pieces of the DIY tree collar around your Christmas tree. And TA DA! 🙂
I love the extra character it adds to our Christmas tree. With the off white paint finish, it really brightens up the bottom under the tree and provides a perfect backdrop for the presents under the tree.
This project was super budget friendly! We were able to build this Christmas tree collar almost entirely out of scrap wood with the leftover shiplap pieces from our office shiplap ceiling project. We just needed to buy 3 pieces of 8 foot 1×3 trim, which was pretty inexpensive. Everything else we had on hand, win win!
The best part is that when it’s time to clean up your Christmas decorations, you just pull the pieces apart with the velcro edges and store flat!
I will also be putting a sturdy trash bag around mine to protect it from dust in the garage, where we keep our Christmas decorations. I love that we don’t have a big, bulky box to store every year!
Would you build a Christmas tree box stand to add to your Christmas decorations?
Let us know in the comments below!
- Miter saw
- Brad nailer
- Orbital sander
- Paint brush
- Cut wood to size with miter saw. Our box measures approximately 22" on each side to make a square and is roughly 10" tall. Be sure to measure your tree's stand/base first to determine the exact size of your box. Add a couple of inches around the edge fo the tree stand for wiggle room to make sure it's not too tight, which would make it very hard to put on.
- Assemble Christmas tree box sizes with brad nailer and 1 inch nails and a little wood glue behind each trim piece.
- Fill all nails holes and gaps with wood filler and sand smooth once dried.
- Add sticky velcro to the edges.
- Place around your Christmas tree.