O, in this case, represents the shape of that unsightly Christmas tree stand. Just as I do not feel fully dressed leaving the house without a scarf around my neck, my Christmas tree was feeling a little exposed. There are some pretty ugly tree skirts on the market and most of them are retailing for upwards of $50. No thanks. So, I was inspired by designer Genivieve Gorder when I saw this video. She suggests buying a vintage skirt and wrapping it around your tree trunk. An idea both beautiful and economic!
Luckily, I only had to go as far as my closet to find the right skirt. It was a bargain a few years ago at Old Navy, but was starting to reveal its quality imperfections and wasn’t something I was planning to wear again because of that. My tree however, has no place complaining about a few snags. And so we begin…
First, I ripped open one of the side seams with a seam ripper. Then I tested wrapping it around a tree stand. Since I wanted it to go all the way around it was time to head to the store to buy some supplementary fabric.
With the complementary fabric I cut it to shape and tried to mimic the pleats and the band at the top. At the final stage of the project, a little ivory fur trim to add some softness. It turned out great and only set me back $6. What’s skirting your tree?
Now all that’s missing is a visit from Santa! Merry Christmas to all!