Are you looking forward to Christmas because you love Christmas decorations? Then, you can’t dispute that Christmas tree decoration is one of the most significant components of the holiday season. It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that decorating the Christmas tree is more of a ritual than a pleasurable activity. Talking about Christmas tree decorations without mentioning Christmas tree skirts is impossible. The Christmas tree skirt completes the look of a perfect Christmas tree. It serves as a base for ground decoration and is an important component of the Christmas tree.
So, let’s explore some unique DIY Christmas tree skirt ideas. But before we proceed, let’s first discover why a tree skirt is necessary and how to choose the best Christmas tree skirt.
Need for Tree Skirts
Well, we all love to beautify things, and this is precisely where a tree skirt comes into the picture. It completes the look of the Christmas tree, while subtly adding to the aesthetic value of the tree. The base of the tree is usually a messy sight. The tree skirt gracefully conceals the unattractive tree base. It makes an excellent backdrop for the gifts put around the tree. If you are still wondering if your Christmas tree needs a skirt, the answer is a resounding yes!
Tips for Selecting the Right Tree Skirt
- Selecting a right Christmas tree skirt is very important and to get the perfect tree skirt you must know the size of the skirt that you will need. To ascertain the same, first measure the diameter of the tree base and then the length from the tip of the tree to the outer most branches. Your tree skirt should be larger than the tree base, but a little smaller than the outer most branches.
- Keep in mind not to use oversized tree skirts as you, your family members or guests may trip over it and fall.
- Another important safety tip is to stick the skirt with a two way sticker to the ground so that there are no tripping or skidding hazards.
DIY Christmas Tree Skirt Ideas for 2023
Though the origin of tree skirts hinted at them having more of a functional purpose, today tree skirts are mere embellishments. Making tree skirts at home can be a great weekend activity. Here we have compiled some interesting Christmas Tree Skirt ideas for those who feel that Christmas trees look incomplete without a skirt. So, let’s start:
01. Snowflake Tree Skirt
Snowflakes and Christmas go hand in hand and so does this skirt, which is a replica of a big snowflake on a Christmas morning. All you need is some white fabric with edges cut out like snowflakes. You can add some extra charm by covering them in silver glitter, which will give them some special sparkle.
02. Hand Printed Tree Skirt
Try something different this Christmas season by making a hand-printed Christmas tree skirt. It is simple to do, and the impact is going to be outstanding. Trace the handprints of your family members on different coloured fabrics and stitch the cut-outs on the Christmas tree skirt. If this appliqueing work is too difficult for you, simply get your family members to get their palms coloured so that you can take the imprints on the Christmas tree skirt fabric. There you go, you have an embellishment worth storing for eternity!
03. Ruffle Tree Skirt
Ruffles are usually quite simply folding of fabric and are always pleasing to the eyes. While it may take some time to complete making all the ruffles and gluing them to the skirt sheet by joining all the layers, it will certainly be easier and more exciting than you think. In any case, the result is going to be worth the effort. To learn about making it at home, watch this video tutorial by Online fabric store. (It is a New Zealand-based fabric industry).
04. No Sew Tri-coloured Tree Skirt
This three-tiered and tri-coloured skirt is not as difficult to make as it meets the eye. It is rather quite easy to make because all you need to do is place three pieces of scalloped fabric in three different colours and center them around the tree at the base. The best part is you do not require any sewing, and you can secure the layers by making a few holes and attaching them with pretty laces.
05. Sun Burst Tree Skirt
Give your tree skirt the candy cane look by making a white and red striped edge. It requires no sewing. It only looks complicated, but it is a project that even beginners can do. Furthermore, it looks pretty and neat and gives a splendid look to your Christmas tree.
06. Flower Tree Skirt
This can be a tricky one as it needs some serious crafting skills. Get your hands on some felt and start making flowers, which you will need to either sew or glue to the skirt fabric. You can opt for a single colour for both the base of the skirt and the flowers, or you can opt for different colours. If you wish, you can go beyond and add some minute pearls or stones to decorate the same.
07. Ornamented Tree Skirt
Make your Christmas tree skirt for 2023 extra special with this ornamental tree skirt. For those who are good at sewing, this one is for you. How about adding some bling by hanging some bells or candy canes onto the tree skirt?
08. Faux Fur Tree Skirt
This is indeed the simplest of all. It is appropriate if you are planning for a white Christmas-type of tree skirt. Just cut out a circle of faux fur fabric at the base of the actual tree and, you are good to go.
09. Doughnut Tree Skirt
We all love doughnuts. Right? To create this delight on fabric, you will require a nice brown base. Now take another layer of fabric with uneven edges to top the brown fabric, replicating the flowing, gooey glaze of the doughnut. Finally, add small pieces of colourful materials to create the sprinkles and the doughnut look is ready to make your guests drool. This may just be the cutest and most original tree skirt ever.
10. Pom-Pom Tree Skirt
Why have a simple white tree skirt, when you can have pom-poms all around the outer edge? If knitting is your hobby you can create some homemade pom-pom from fabrics of your choice. It may be felt or faux. Once done, you can go ahead and stitch them around the edges or all over the skirt fabric. You can either use a single colour for fabric and pom-pom or you can experiment with different colours for both.
11. Fabric Circle Tree Skirt
This can be another out-of-the-box Christmas tree skirt! Cut out printed colourful circles, balls, or flowers of fabric and glue them on single-colour fabric. We recommend white or off-white. And believe us when we say it will look gorgeous.
12. Blanket Tree Skirt
This tree skirt is very detailed and it requires some passion and patience to do the same, as it is not only a tiered skirt but also includes a ruffled layer that is decorated with strings of beading, and the outcome creates a stunning effect.
13. Ruched Tree Skirt
Ruching is another technique that can help create a stunning yet exquisite fabric effect for the Christmas season. Do some ruching with a fabric of your choice and create a layered effect on the upper part of the skirt.
14. Burlap and Lace Tree Skirt
Laces are fascinating. They can make anything come to life. Again, making burlap ruffles is an art and if you can make the burlaps with ease, this one is for you. Create some burlap ruffles, make a layer of tree skirt, and then re-design the edges with dainty lace. Surely, it will be the talk of the town. Make a burlap and lace tree skirt yourself by watching a DIY burlap and lace Christmas tree skirt video tutorial by Do It Yourself Divas.
15. Velvet Tree Skirt
This one is one of the easiest and simplest ideas. All you need to do is buy a velvety sheet, it can be of any colour, and make a skirt out of it. This simply is a comforting look, however, if you wish to experiment further, give it a final touch with an embroidered white overlay.
16. Out of the Box!
Traditionally, the tree skirts were made of fabrics. However, if you are looking for a deviation from this, there are many creative ideas to work on.
01. Basket as a Christmas Tree Skirt
Yes, a basket can be a great Christmas tree skirt. Place the tree in a beautiful basket. You can embellish the base of the basket with a woollen throw and small gift boxes! Wicker baskets will add to the glory.
02. Christmas Planters
Large, beautiful metallic containers or even planters can make a great tree skirt.
03. Gift Boxes around the Tree Base
You heard it right. Tastefully packed gift boxes can be a great way to hide the ugly tree base. Place gift boxes of varied sizes around the tree base and create a rather different tree skirt this Christmas.
04. Live Root Ball
This is going to be fun! Take a large square fabric. Fill it with fiberfill. Place the Christmas tree at the centre and wrap up the cloth. Finish the look with a velvet ribbon neatly tied into a bow. You can always play with the fabric. Rather than settling down with some plain and boring fabric, opt for bold prints and textures. Jute fabric can also be a wonderful choice in this case.
Here is a small tutorial showing how to make a DIY Christmas tree skirt for beginners by Easy To Sew (It is a YouTube channel showing various sewing projects).
This was all about tree skirt ideas, but if you want to decorate your homes and Christmas trees, we have included:
To wrap it all up, people usually ignore these Christmas tree skirts, but they are one of those essential decorative items that can change the look and feel of the Christmas tree. They can easily create a cosy and festive atmosphere during the holiday season. Remember, making a Christmas tree skirt is no rocket science; just unleash the artist within you and gather applause for your creativity.
You can share your creative ideas in our comment box. You never know; we may add them to our blog! We are waiting for your ideas…!
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Sharmishtha Bhattacharjee – Sharmistha Bhattacharjee is a management professional, but has wide experience in content writing and content management across various niches. Also has been a co-author in various anthologies. Finds passion in writing and expressing thoughts.