Keeping a Christmas tree skirt neat, in place and un-rumpled can be a never-ending battle for households with active kids and pets. A galvanized Christmas tree collar is a polished way to skip the skirt altogether, but with this hack, there's no need to spend the $50-75 that high-end retailers charge.
If large scale Christmas decorations overwhelm you, celebrate Christmas in miniature this year! A small tabletop tree, especially a live tree that can be planted later on, is a fantastic way to celebrate the season without muss, fuss, and expense of a full sized tree. Worried that store-bought decorations will overwhelm a small tree? Have no fear - these DIY mini garlands will make your baby tree festive and bright in no time flat.