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When it comes to the Christmas tree, whether you're on Team Real or Team Fake, we're all united by the same age-old conundrum: how to hide that unsightly tree stand.

For years, the most popular solution's been a tree skirt---but, they conceal only the floor-bound part of the stand. The vertical portion will be visible until you have enough gifts under the tree to spoil your kids rotten.

The solution? A basket collar!

Putting a basket around the base of your tree covers the tree stand and gives the illusion that your tree may actually be alive, taking phantom root within the basket.

But, how to find a basket big enough to fit your tree stand inside? And, is putting your tree, stand-and-