TWEAKS+inspiration : Skirting the Tree

December 1, 2019

Don't you love Christmas tree skirts?  I especially like the handmade ones with lots of personality.  Growing up, my mom wrapped a white sheet at the base of the tree and called it a day.  For years, I used a length of moss green silk duponti.  Last year, we traded in our 8' tree for a 4-1/2' which we sat on a 24" high table but the whole thing didn't look quite right.  What do this year?  Turns out, there's a ton of possibilities.  Here's some great choices for an alternate to a tree skirt.


Well, maybe not this look  but it does include my beloved moss.

A simple basket.

A cozy, snowy wrap.

A stoneware crock.


Almost any vessel  will work for a small tree.


A  wooden bushel.


A vintage container coordinating with the tree's decorations.


An affordable galvanized metal tub.


As it turns out, I'm taking this tree stump as my inspiration.  I'll show you what I came up with next Sunday.   Just don't look for snow scattered on the floor.  In the meantime, enjoy decorating your tree!  Please send me a photo (kathleen@decorbook) if you have a minute. 

Here's my brother, Tommy (age 1-1/2), and me (5) in front of our sheet wrapped tree. With all the "rain" on the tree, who had time to sew up a tree skirt?


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