The warm feeling of being cozied up at home, Christmas music playing, as the decor starts going up and homes around the block start to glow with the spirit of Christmas is one of my favorite parts of the season. Our halls were all decked, with the exception of our Christmas tree. For one, a sweet little toddler with quick hands and ornaments always either on the ground or in his mouth and for two, a pair of dogs that always knock ornaments off of the tree or rip the tree skirt into shreds. It took me a while to decide that we’d only hang the simplest of decorations, on the top half of the tree, and try again to have a tree skirt around the base. Is it just me or doesn’t the tree look unfinished without a skirt?!
For the last few years I have been lusting after a faux fur tree skirt from Pottery Barn. Year after year they’ve been out of stock online, as they are now, or I really couldn’t justify spending $50+ dollars on a Christmas tree skirt. Fast forward to this year, in the same mind frame contemplating whether or not to just take the plunge and purchase the tree skirt… That was until I was browsing Jo-ann‘s and spotted an entire bolt of faux fur fabric, at 60% off no less. I ended up purchasing the fabric and it came home with me for a little nap time-Christmas project fun.
I laid the faux fur fabric and then put our old tree skirt on top of it. After that, used the old skirt to determine how big of a circle to cut. Next, I cut straight up the middle and cut out a little hole for the base of the tree. Finally, put a few velcro rounds along the edge to fasten it together. Super easy! I might add a ribbon for a bow where the ends meet too; I’m not sure though, I like the simplicity of it as it is right now. What do you think?
With all the leftover fabric, I was thinking I would make another little tree skirt and put up a small, tabletop tree in Hudson’s room. He loves the big tree so, I really think he’d like having a tree of his very own in his room. What would you do with the extra fabric?
Thank you all so much for reading and I hope your halls are all decked too!
ps – I got all that fabric on sale for $17.99, compared to spending $50+ on a pre-made one. I think I’ll DIY!