We were looking for something simple and easy (meaning little sewing) for our tree skirt this year. We went with a real fraser fir and were able to actually use our collection of vintage bulbs this year as the branches are too thick and close together for our cats to climb. Don't ask me why I was so hesitant to do a real tree in the past, but I am totally sold on having a real tree now.
Anyways we wanted a vintage sort of feel for the skirt and asked around on instagram. Got the great idea to use a thrifted skirt from Katie, the creative collector at Honeysticks Vintage. She suggested a wool plaid skirt but we settled on a dark gray cotton skirt that seemed the most simple and fitting of our thrift store choices.
To create: Find a large sized skirt (as big as you can find if you have a larger tree stand), cut the skirt at the zipper down the side, hem the skirts sides where the cuts were made if you feel necessary, safety pin the skirt together in back
It is small around our tree but I am happy with this, after years of fitting with overflowing tree skirts from old burlaps or leftover fabric, I am glad for something small and simple that stays put beneath the tree!