Want to make your own tree skirt this year? Here are a ton of DIY Christmas Tree Skirt Ideas!
Christmas tree skirts are essential for covering your Christmas tree stand and giving your tree a clean, finished look.
But, they can be pricey, or it can be hard to find exactly what you are looking for.
DIY to the rescue!
What is a tree skirt?
A tree skirt is typically fabric wrapped around the base of the Christmas tree. The purpose is to cover the tree stand and give your tree a more finished look.
Do you need a Christmas tree skirt?
A tree will physically stand up without a skirt, but it tends to look less complete without a tree skirt. Have no fear- you can use something you already have on hand as a DIY tree skirt!
What can I use instead of a Christmas tree skirt?
Instead of a tree skirt consider using:
- Box tree stand
- Metal bucket
- Runner sized furry rug
- Large felt, fleece, or other fabric
Can I use a tablecloth as a tree skirt?
Yes, tablecloths are perfect for tree skirts. You can cut them with a hole and slit or, if they are big enough, just wrap them under the tree without cutting! I suggest binder clips to hold it together in the back, on the underside so they aren’t visible
How do you use a blanket as a tree skirt?
You can use a blanket as a tree skirt without cutting it!
- Hold the blanket up with the longest flat edge facing up
- Wrap that flat edge around the top of the tree stand, so the edges overlap in the back
- I have used big binder clips to hold it together in the back (on the underside so it’s hidden). Any type of clip will work
- Carefully arrange the blanket around the base, being sure the whole stand is covered
- Tuck any corners or hard edges underneath themselves and fold your fabric to give the skirt a more rounded shape
Note: be sure to position your blanket so that you can still water the base of the tree if it’s a live tree!
How do you make a simple Christmas tree skirt?
The easiest way to make a simple tree skirt is to sew one from fabric. You will sew basically a donut shape with a slit on one side.
If you are looking for a no-sew tree skirt option, use a tablecloth, blanket, or sheet for a done-in-one-minute look!
How much fabric do I need for a Christmas tree skirt?
The amount of fabric that you need to make a tree skirt depends on the size of your tree and if you want it single or double sided. Plan to use between 2 and 4 yards of fabric on your tree skirt.
How do you make an inexpensive tree skirt?
The easiest way to make an inexpensive tree skirt is to use a blanket, sheet, tablecloth, or piece of fabric. You will just get down on the ground and adjust it to completely cover your tree stand. Fold excess underneath to give it a rounded off shape!
DIY Christmas Tree Skirt Ideas
What’s your favorite thing to use as a Christmas tree skirt?
Hey there, I’m Sean, the woodworking enthusiast and builder behind CharlestonCrafted.com! Since 2012, I’ve been sharing the magic of turning raw materials into beautiful creations. I love teaching others the art and satisfaction of woodworking and DIY. I try to inspire fellow crafters to make something extraordinary out of nothing at all.