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So, the tree is up and decorated and has been for several days, but I only got around to taking a photo now. Please excuse the bare Christmas tree stand (although it helps remind me to add water to the tree)! Every year around holiday time I say I'm going to buy a new tree skirt, but I just haven't seen any that I really like. It would be nice to have something in neutral colors--not green and red or green, red and white or any combination thereof. When I can't find a tree skirt to buy, the idea of just sewing one comes to mind, but I seem to lack the time and my sewing machine is out of commission at the moment.

If you have a source or idea for pretty Christmas tree skirts, please let me know!

17 comments:

  1. Same here - never saw a Christmas tree skirt I would purchase. I end up wrapping a decorative throw around it every year.

    But you have such a beautiful tree! I'm privately missing white lights. We went 'retro' two years ago with the old fashioned bulbs and I don't know if I'll ever be 'allowed' to go back ;-)

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  2. I think your tree is beautiful - sparkly and simple and classic. You know, I was thinking the same thing about a tree skirt. I am about to commission someone to make me a natural linen one. I have a green velvet but this year it seems too ornate.

    xo Terri

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  3. Where did you get your star??? I love it. I cannot find a nice star. Ours has lights. Overkill!

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  4. Beautiful tree! Hey, try wrapping some yardage around the bottom of the tree, like burlap or linen. It can be "arranged" to look puddled and unstructured or natural. Just a thought......--Delores

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  5. In the past I've wrapped white lights around the floor around the base and then wrapped tulle netting around that - it ends up being kind of ethereal looking.

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  6. A beautiful tree. A table cloth or a few yards of fabric would also look great for a tree skirt.

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  8. Hi Terri - Thanks for the comments. The star is the Pottery Barn "Glitter Star" from a few years ago, purchased on ebay.

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  9. Ballard Designs has a nice burlap one with juste fringe, if you like a finished look. You could go to the remnants section of a nice fabric store and find a piece of linen to tuck up under or bolts of burlap are usually available at Michaels or Joann fabrics. Your tree looks great, love the star!

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  10. Hi Deborah,

    The tree is just beautiful. Love the lights and the star is perfect. But I must say I adore your shutters. I would love those in my house.

    ~janet

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  11. I have always used a red "skirt" (actually a jersey poncjo type wrap of my mother's from the 60's!) but this year I used a large round table cloth I hade made for a party years ago made from natural burlap. I love the drape and the color. Perfect! And burlap is soooo cheap! Beautiful tree!!! Thanks for the peek. and Happy Holidays. :)

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  12. I just use a tablecloth in neutral tones and simply squish, fold and stuff it into place! Or you could simply do the same with some burlap or even a painters' dropcloth!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  13. Your tree is lovely! About 10 years ago being tired of green and red too, I bought several yards of burlap and just wrapped and tucked it under the tree- no sewing!
    Happy holidays Deborah!
    joan

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  14. I have twirled different fabrics I love around the base...from a silk tartan plaid to a glimmery copper iridescent . It is fun to do according to your tree decor!

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  15. I used a small battenburg lace tablecloth; cut a hole and slit. There's a lot of plain fabrics, including burlap, that'd be better than most readymade skirts.

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