Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Christmas Tree Skirt Round-Up

What are your thoughts on Christmas tree skirts?  In years past I have been know to sling loosely place burlap at the foot of our Christmas trees.  This year I might need something that more closely resembles a tree skirt.  There are so many great tutorials out there that creating my own design should be easy enough.  On the other hand, there are lots of adorable ones that someone else labored over - even better!

Here are a few of my favorites...





Seams Clever, 150.00






So now it's your turn.  What do you use to hide the tree stand?

21 comments :

  1. Oh, that one with wooden buttons is just awesome! I've done the burlap thing too... pretty much every year until last year after christmas when Terrain had their wicker baskety tree skirts insanely discounted. I snatched it up and have been anxiously waiting to use it! :) Hoping to get the tree up tonight!

    ps. Just saw a cute felty tree skirt on sale at West Elm... something like $50.

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    1. Anything from Terrain is great. Lucky find!

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  2. Rene, I really like the first three. For the past couple of years, ticking fabric is what I've use to wrap around the tree stand. I also would love to create a tree skirt using buffalo check fabric.

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    1. Fran, buffalo check would be so, so pretty! I might have to copy you and use ticking. Never thought of that!

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  3. I have a couple of "proper" tree skirts but to change up the color, last year I used a big white tablecloth draped around the bottom. It looked like….a big tablecloth draped around the bottom. I love these beautiful skirts! The pom pom fringe is so fun!

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  4. Rene, these are just gorgeous! You are going to have a hard time choosing!!!! I love the white poinsettia one... I think it has longevity! I'm not using a tree skirt this year... I have a big galvanized tub for my tree. But these pretty skirts makes me want to put up another tree just to have a skirt!!!

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    1. Yvonne, the galvanized tub is one of my favorites though I've never tried it before.

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  5. Good Morning Rene!

    This year I avoided the tree skirt by putting the tree stand {tree and all} in a basket. Looks great and no need for a tree skirt! I love the look of burlap and that chevron pattern is pretty cool!
    xo~Jill

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    1. A basket would be lovely!!! Love this idea!

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  6. I really, really wanted to try my hand at making one this year--even do my own monogramming. But I found one I absolutely adored for $14 so I went with it. I guess I can use that extra time on other crafts :)

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  7. Those are just beautiful, I use a damask tree shirt that I've had for years, but that burlap is so pretty, I might just get a new one!

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  8. I like the 4th option which is identical to a felt version from Garnet Hill. Call me crazy, but I kind of like the idea of burlap draped around the base of the tree--after all, don't the presents cover it up anyway? :)

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    1. I do too and it is super inexpensive - win, win. I might have to use ticking this year though.

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  9. These are lovely! I have a couple of tree skirts to choose from, and I hope to have the time and energy to make another one from fabric I've been saving just for this. Storebought skirts almost always have a center hole that's too large for an artificial tree. The only way to get one that looks right is to make it ... which is also great in terms of originality. :)

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  10. All of those are beautiful tree skirts. I love the look of burlap draped around a tree. I do that for our little tree and for our big tree in our living room I use either white or cranberry bed linens...a couple of flat sheets. Not too creative but it works and looks pretty!

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  11. I used to use Christmas-printed fabric and just tossed it around the tree stand, but it always bothered me that it was so irregular .... then I found a cute burgundy red skirt at Home Goods for a reasonable price. The color goes with our stockings and it has little beads sewn around the edge that move and add some interest. There are a couple of skirts in your post that I just love -- the first one and the burlap one (reasonable!). I really prefer the idea of using a basket though, or a galvanized tub, as a couple of folks mentioned above. That's a great look!
    Claudia

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  12. These are so beautiful -- thanks for the fun round-up! I use a cute, white, scalloped tree skirt that I got from Target a few years back. Nothing fancy, but we like it! I keep a multitude of tree skirts on hand (I think I have ten or so) so that I can choose from them year to year depending on our tree theme. I may or may not have a tree skirt problem, lol! ;-)

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  13. I really like that first one...but I don't really like Christmas tree skirts that much. In that past I've used an old quilt bunched around the base or a pile of lace fabrics layered one over the other or I've put the tree in a silver bucket and had no skirt. The last few years I've used a large urn to hold my tree so no need for a skirt. I like the idea of burlap just swaddled under it.

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  14. Wow, those are all so pretty! I've been draping my Ikea flokatis for the last few years, but I'm going to attempt one of my own this year! :/

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  15. Love these skirts! I just bunch up a huge piece of fabric under the tree but these would be lovely!

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  16. I love the idea of buffalo check and some burlap....Ikea carries black and white I think? Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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