Skirt the tree

My Christmas tree is up. Rhett and Scarlett are watching over me from a branch above my favorite spot here and there’s a little 5th grave Eva peeking around another branch from her frame of gold foil. I never want ornaments proudly carried home in back packs to look out of place on the tree. Fancy pants matching ornaments have their place. That place is not at my house.

Moving on: our tree has never had a tree skirt. The bare legs of the tree stand have always shivered nekked until enough presents showed up to warm them. Many a time I’ve thought about just making a dang skirt already but I’ve never really know what I wanted and it’s hard to make something if you don’t what you want it to look like. That being said, I think this is my year. I have not one, but two ideas for tree skirts.
First I saw this one from Garnett Hill.

Lovely, but I’m obviously too cheap to spend that kind of money on a tree skirt. Besides I’m not so much a cream kind of girl. I was thinking of making a chartreuse version.

Next I saw this idea from Better Homes and Gardens.

I love love love that. Alsoit’s more fitting with the tree I’ve got. Considering the gold foil ornament I made in fifth grade and it’s fellows I think the less formal skirt is the way to go. If someday in the future I decide to have a fancy tree in addition to the fun family tree maybe I’ll make a poinsettia skirt for that.

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