My friends, I have never owned a tree skirt. I've always just bunched up a length of whatever fabric I could find that looked good or a table cloth into a sort of fluffy tree-base cloud. It's always been fine, especially because it usually lasts about 5 days until it's all covered by presents anyway.
This year though, the time was right for a real tree skirt. Sort of. I wasn't in the mood for spending $60 on something that was going to be too small and not really my style anyway, but I was in the mood to have it at least be round in shape.
A-ha! What about a round tablecloth? What about a round plaid table cloth that sort of looks like a cozy warm wool blanket?
Perfect! I don't even mind that it attracts all that cat fur. No one usually puts their face that close to the base of the tree anyway. Well, except the cat drinking the tree water everyday.
Here's how I did it!
First, buy yourself a nice $10 Christmas table cloth.
Once you've cut out the center part where the tree will go, cut a line towards the outside of that "skirt" so that you can easily drape it around the base of the tree.
Can you guess the last step?
Get out the hot glue! Seal up all your cuts with a line of hot glue so you don't get any fraying. As I said before, no one's going to have their face that close to the base of your tree anyway. You can't see the middle part because it's covered by all those pretty, green branches.
So that's how I got myself a tree skirt this year! If I do decide to go buy the $60 one next year, it'll be fine. Two skirts will just mean we'll have to put up another tree!
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