How to Make a C&B Inspired Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar for Less than $30
I love it when I get a new holiday catalog from one of my favorite retailers. I’m always inspired by the styling and fresh decor. But alas I am merely a looky-loo. The prices of many of these items are crazy town and these days you can DIY just about anything! Including this Galvanized Tree Collar I recently found in the Crate and Barrel catalog.
But $70? Nope. So off to the hardware store I went to buy a galvanized tub…. for $27. At first the plan was to just sit the tree inside the tub and call it a day. But after realizing the diameter of the tree stand was wider than the base of the tub a new plan was made. I could make the galvanized tub into a Christmas tree collar. Using a drill, put a whole in the base of the tub. This is just so that you have a place to start your jigsaw.Using your jigsaw with a blade made for cutting metal remove the base of your galvanized tub. I wish I had a giant can opener for this job. Then split the bucket down the side as well. Just be careful as your edges will be a little sharp. You can pound down the edges a bit though to keep your little fingers safe.
Your galvanized tub Christmas tree collar will have a little bit of stretch to to it. But just to make your life easier, place it over your Christmas tree base before you put the tree in. Trust me. Otherwise your dear husband will be lifting the tree and the base that you just filled with water into the tree collar. Good thing he has super hero strength!