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Do you use a Christmas tree skirt?

Started 1352585413.18 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1352651412.713 by bikerbabe

I have a Christmas tree skirt from LLBean that I've had for a couple of decades but now I'm tired of it and want a new one. What do use around your tree?

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Mary Bailey1352586476.2737107 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004sw of Chicago

I have a lighted Christmas tree skirt. I'm always on the look out for a new one.


MathisFan1352586485.0871026 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have one that I bought at WM years ago. It still looks great but is really too fancy for my tree now. It's black velvet trimmed in red. It has packages made out of sequins on one side. I know it sounds kind of tacky but it's actually really pretty.

twopeas1352587128.9934299 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW

I have a red plaid one that wraps around the bottom of the tree and then there are covered buttons to close it up. Reminds me of a Scottish kilt or skirt. Have had it for years and still love it.

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queendiva1352587135.5633317 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

I have a red velvet tree skirt showing Santa in his sleigh, all done in sequins. Bought mine at Costco over 10 years ago. I love mine and do not plan to replace it. Any fabric or a blanket, etc. can be draped around the base of the tree in place of a skirt to coordinate with your tree and/or home decor.

stevieb1352587571.69727342 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I use a skirt. I have two different ones, the one I use most is off white trimmed in dark green with some gold running through the heavy brocade fabric. It sounds fancy, but because the colors are muted it works nicely. The other is pale green and blue and I have used it only once. Both were purchased at TJ Maxx, where I've found some very pretty tree skirts and other decorations at good prices. Was there yesterday, though, and it appears there aren't a lot of bargains anywhere any more, as even some of the Maxx prices seemed higher than usual.

babyb1352587902.9534637 PostsRegistered 12/3/2006SD

Ya know, I am one that uses a small blanket that matches our decor since as soon as the gifts start going under the tree, the skirt is not seen at all. AND after Christmas, when the gifts are gone, I take the tree down shortly after that. I love tree skirts, though, but for me? I can't justify the expense. I spend the money in lots of other decorating spots, though.

Beebo1352588050.816958 PostsRegistered 4/13/2010

I have one that I made that has burgundy velvet segments alternating with a print fabric with gold thread running through it. Hand smocked satin ribbon runs between the segments over the seams and a ruffle made of the velvet finishes off the edge. Since I spent a lot of time making it, I wii probably be using it for quite a few years.

happy hous­ewife1352588296.33329938 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

I have a burgandy velvet one with a nativity embroidered on it - I got it at a church craft fair - I will likely keep it at least as long as I continue to have burgandy LR furniture, It is very pretty.

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whitelinen1352588664.183069 PostsRegistered 2/16/2009ICU RN

Found a new one this year at Marshall's; deep red silk-like material, really pretty for 19.99.

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Me And My ­Shadow1352588680.7531087 PostsRegistered 1/8/2009

I use a beautiful round tone-on-tone (poinsettia pattern) cream colored tablecloth!....It is full and gathers very nicely around the tree....I just tired of the tree skirt a few years ago and wanted a more neutral color to go with the colors in our living area and thought to try this out.....It looks great and I have been using it ever since!

Snowpuppy1352588905.226252 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005Up North, MI

I have a tartan plaid skirt with a white background embroidered with deer, moose, that whole Up North, cabin, lodge thing. Of course! {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

I took it out the other day and noticed the white is becoming dingy. Probably the last year for it.

Smurfette1352589583.0472161 PostsRegistered 5/27/2007Under the Moonlight

I use a tree skirt, however, my mom has no sense of decorating at all (don't even get me started on what my childhood home looked like!). She uses a white bedsheet...it works.

TRUE1352589704.787997 PostsRegistered 8/4/2006

When I "did" a tree...I'd use a quilt very homey..

Marsha20031352590421.14234 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007

For a long time, we used a length of fabric that coordinated with our room draped around the base of the tree. I've also used tablecloths.

TRUE, I love the idea of using a quilt in a home with cottage or country decor.

Twixy1352592155.5110 PostsRegistered 8/15/2007

A Christmas throw works well for me----easy to clean, and cats love it under the tree.

SAgal1352592720.1832027 PostsRegistered 8/25/2007
I have a plain red velvet and it always looks right.

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Ladybug7241352593205.754615 PostsRegistered 11/13/2007

I go to JoAnn Fabrics and get a couple of yards of whatever fabric catches my eye--then I haphazardly throw it under the tree so that it doesn't surround the base of the tree perfectly. Sometimes I even use tulle, it really looks pretty

wilma1352594971.57713083 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007

We have a deep burgundy tree skirt in a crinkled silky fabric with gold trim along the edge. It works well, because our living room furniture is gold and burgundy.

Me And My ­Shadow1352595109.961087 PostsRegistered 1/8/2009

I replied earlier, but had to log off because I got a call from my girlfriend.

I love reading all of the replies here...Us ladies are so creative and imaginative...YAY for us ladies!...LOL

You now have me thinking of trying a neutral quilt that I have stored away and I can picture it working as a great tree skirt!....Also, I love the idea of just buying yardage of whatever fabric we like and just working it around the tree.

Smile Thanks everyone!...I love the "For The Home" Forum!

sparklestar1352595179.6639966 PostsRegistered 1/6/2008

I have a few so I can change them out. They have gotten very expensive though ... the really nice ones can be $100 and up.

BonnieBelle1352595255.1919226 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

Yes. Now that my kids are grown, I just changed mine two years ago when I got a new prelit tree. It's just a plain simple one along with the plain simple tree that goes up in three pieces in 5 minutes. Done with all the fussy, time consuming, messy work.

CookyJ1352595517.333372 PostsRegistered 7/18/2011

When I moved out of my parents' house to my first apartment my mother made a tree skirt and gave it to me for my birthday. I've moved a number of times, married, divorced, remarried, but one thing has remained constant over the past 30+ years....I always use the tree skirt Mom made for me. It wouldn't be Xmas without it.

Schnapside­en1352596552.5571294 PostsRegistered 5/19/2006
On 11/10/2012 Ladybug724 said:

I go to JoAnn Fabrics and get a couple of yards of whatever fabric catches my eye--then I haphazardly throw it under the tree so that it doesn't surround the base of the tree perfectly. Sometimes I even use tulle, it really looks pretty

That is a great idea that I'm going to "borrow."

gjc571352597740.513252 PostsRegistered 2/2/2007West Texas

I use a blanket of cotton around the tree I put up in the living room. It is a older tree and it sits up higher than the trees being made today. I put a strand of white lights under the cotton. Then I make a village on top of the cotton. I use books to make areas higher and it is a beautiful site when I finish. I have the village made by Susan Winget that QVC sold many years ago. I have many accessories that I put around the village. All of the houses light up and with the lights from the tree show off the village. I have a Christmas train that I put the track around the outside of the cotton. My grandkids spend all their time running the train and looking at the village. The tree I put up in the den is where all the presents go and I have a quilted tree skirt I bought at WalMart many years ago and I still love it. I don't know how much longer I will be able to put the village under the tree becasue it really is alot of work and I am not getting any younger....It really is a great place to put a village if you have a extra tree...Merry Christmas..Gail

Me And My ­Shadow1352598722.171087 PostsRegistered 1/8/2009

gjc57....What a sight that must be!...How creative and beautiful!

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