Are you excited about Christmas because you love Christmas decorations? Then, you can’t deny the fact that Christmas tree decoration is one of the most important decorations in it and infact, it is more of a ritual than a decoration. Talking about Christmas trees, you can definitely not ignore Christmas tree skirts, which again is a whole different story. Christmas tree skirt adds the final touch to the perfect Christmas tree. They serve as a base for ground decoration and play an important component of Christmas tree.
So let’s explore some unique DIY Christmas tree skirt ideas. But before we proceed, first lest learn the need of the tree skirt and tips to select the perfect Christmas tree skirt.
Need for Tree Skirts
Well, we all love to beautify things and this is precisely where a tree skirt comes into 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 covers the unsightly tree base gracefully. It provides a wonderful backdrop for the gifts placed around the tree. If you are still wondering if your Christmas tree needs a skirt, the answer is a big Yes!
Tips for Selecting 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 2022
Though the origin of tree skirts hinted at them having more of a functional purpose, today tree skirts are used as 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 consider Christmas trees looking 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 the very 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 cover them in silver glitter, which will give it a special sparkle.
02. Hand Printed Tree Skirt
Mark your Christmas season by tracing your family members’ handprints in different colours of fabric. If you are willing to go beyond the traditional, try something different with this hand printed skirt. Grab some colours, dip your hands and stamp them on the skirt fabric. You can ask the entire family member to add on to it. Easy yet explicit indeed!
03. Ruffle Tree Skirt
Ruffles are usually quite simply folding of fabric and 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 exciting than you think. In any case, the result is certainly worth the effort. To know how to make it at your 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 as it meets the eyes. 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 even require any sewing and you can secure the layers by making few holes and attaching them with pretty laces.
05. Sun Burst Tree Skirt
Give your tree skirt the candy cane look with white and red striped edge, and add it to the Christmas Tree. It requires no sewing. It looks complicated but it is a perfect project for beginners and looks pretty and neat to give a decent 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 with skirt fabric. You can opt for a single colour for both the base of the skirt and the flowers or you can opt 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 2022 extra special with this ornamental tree skirt. For those who are good with the sewing skills, this one is for you. How about adding some ornamented designs such as a bell or candy canes with your thread and needle onto the Tree skirt?
08. Faux Fur Tree Skirt
This is indeed the simplest of all and also 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, you will be requiring a nice brown base with a second and uneven layer to prepare for the glaze and finally add small pieces of colourful materials to create the sprinkles which will help to create the donut look. 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 fabric of your choice. It may be felt or faux. Once done, you can go ahead stitching 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. I think white or off-white is the best. And believe me it will really look gorgeous.
12. Blanket Tree Skirt
This tree skirt is very detailed and it requires some passion to do the same, as it is not only a tiered skirt but also includes ruffled layer which is eventually decorated with strings of beading, and the final outcome creates a stunning effect.
13. Ruched Tree Skirt
Ruching is another technique which can help create stunning yet explicit fabric effect for the Christmas season. Do some ruching with a fabric of your choice and create a layered effect to the upper part of the skirt.
14. Burlap and Lace Tree Skirt
Laces are a fascination. 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 and make a layer of tree skirt and then re-design the edges by 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 and all you need to do is buy a velvety sheet, it can be of any color, and make a skirt out of it. This simply is a comforting look, however, if you wish to experiment a further, give it a touch with 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 inside a beautiful basket. You can embellish the base of the basket with a woolen throw and small gift boxes all around it! 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:
15 Indoor Christmas Decorations Ideas for This Year!
41 Stunning Ideas of Christmas Tree Decorations for this Season!
To wrap it all up, people usually ignore these Christmas tree skirts but it is one of those essential decorative items that can actually change the look and feel of the Christmas Tree and can create a cozy and festive atmosphere during the holiday season. Remember, making a Christmas tree skirt is no rocket science either.
You can share your creative ideas in our comment box. You never know, we may add-on to our blog! Waiting for your ideas…!
We hope you loved reading our DIY Christmas tree skirt ideas. On the same niche, we have some interesting articles for you on Christmas decorations:
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