Many of the functional Christmas tree (or Hanukkah bush) stands I’ve tried over the years do a great job of supporting the tree. But it’s hard to find one that is both sturdy (and prevents pets or kids from knocking it over) and is fun to look at all season long. Enter DIY Tree Skirts (and Alternatives) for Everyone!
A tree skirt is a lovely little outfit for the base of the tree that hides the stand while allowing access to add water to a fresh tree. For an artificial tree, it just plain hides that ugly plastic stand, an important job in and of itself. The most traditional ones are made of cloth in traditional holiday colors, perfect for many homes – maybe yours. But a tree “skirt” does not have to be either fabric or traditional! So think boxes, tutus, metal, faux fur – endless possibilities! And there are plenty of fun ideas to go the traditional route, too. Think quilting. Think crochet. Or think driftwood. (Yes, driftwood.)
Looking for fabulous? It’s right here! Make one of these holiday projects or use them as a jumping off point and start your own new tradition!
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