|What are these? A couple of throws, a cashmere scarf and a feather boa right?|
Who can forget how Linus taught Charlie Brown all his little tree really needed was a blanket to give it some holiday magic? Unless you have been fortunate enough to have a tree skirt made especially for you, I am betting some of you may an issue or two with skirts, like I do!
|A white feather boa on a white feather tree, why not!|
I've a had a few skirts over the years and some were quite expensive, but I never loved a single one! I now have only one and if not for the color, I wouldn't even keep it. Most skirts that I purchased over the years were either the wrong size or nothing special. Most loomed on the floor like giant saucers and always seemed to be in the way of the hearth, a chair leg or the vacuum cleaner! And the tedious "adjustments" the skirts needed every time the tree got watered drove me nuts.
|I won't be using these colors this year, so I'd better check to see what's in the linen closet|
or maybe choose some fabric leftover from a project!
|A pink throw is perfect for my daughter's little tree.|
If you don't have a scarf or blanket in the color you need, a yard or so of fabric will also do the trick. Of course, simple burlap is perfect for all styles. Don't sew? No problem, just fold under the edges, or use a rectangular tablecloth in a pattern or solid that you love!
|Linen, silk or faux fur are this year's possible contenders for a quick tree skirt option.|
Tiny Tip: Whatever item/material you choose to use for the skirt be sure it's either washable or something you can part with in case it acquires some sap...or someone overfills the tree water!
|Partridge in a Pear Tree nestled in an antique urn- so easy!|
No Fuss Tip: I think a live tree in an old iron urn, basket, galvanized bucket or decorative planter looks spectacular and no skirt required!
All photos from Christmas past courtesy of A&A.