Clear your tree base of all clutter and debris. If you’ve already filled your tree stand with water, you’ll need to remove the water in order to lift the tree into the finished tree collar.
When buying your galvanized tub, be sure that the base is an inch or two wider than the circumference of your tree stand.
To cut out the base of the galvanized tub, use a sawzall reciprocating saw.
Cutting the bottom of the tub and using is upside down for your tree collar will give you a neater, more finished look than using it right side up.
Lift the tree and stand into the upside down galvanized tub. Refill the tree stand with water. Enjoy a child- and pet-proof tree stand decoration!