Monday, November 9, 2009

Searching for a Tree Skirt

Every year at Christmastime, I search for the perfect Christmas Tree skirt. But the perfect one continues to elude me so every year we end up with the same old Christmas tablecloth bunched around the bottom of our tree. It's festive enough. But I'm looking for Fixfabulous!
This year I am starting the search early and if I can't find the right one, I think I'm going to break down and sew my own. I'm not looking for anything flashy or Santa-fied. That's why this one from xmastreeskirts4u appeals to me. But white? Can I trust my two year old to keep that clean? Can I trust myself to keep that clean?
This silver one from Frontgate is gorgeous but lacks a bit of the traditional Christmas feel. Where is the red and green guys?
Of course Pottery Barn has a beautiful option. I just love the crewel snowflakes. But $129.00?! Seriously? And this green reads a little too "apple" to me. Sigh. I'm thinking I've gotta get started on being Christmas Craftastic and make my own....

What does your Christmas tree skirt look like? Can you recommend a great source that I haven't found yet? Leave a comment and let me know!


ChrisandMissy said...

I'm in the same tree skirt boat...I want to sew a great one, to match the perfect stockings but it's probably not going to happen for awhile. Especially as I haven't made stockings to match it to in the first place.
I hope you sew yours....and then tell me how. =)

Bethany said...

Check out Marshall's. Thats where I got ours a couple years ago. Its similar to the PB one.

Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

If you can forego one more season, I got mine at Walmart on the clearance sale a week after christmas (they had TONS of stuff leftover at 75% off) so I prob. paid a couple of dollars. It's more similar to the silver one you showed (they had silver and gold and I think I might have chosen gold) But I actually preferred it, because unless you get JUST the right green, it can make your tree's green look dull in comparison, or vice versa. I thought the silver/gold would be a nice neutral color that would hopefully highlight the silver/gold in the tree.
Blah, blah, blah...I'm writing too much here...hope you find what you are looking for!
But the after Christmas Target/Walmart sales are definitely worth waiting for! ;)

Misty said...

I really want to make one too! I'm also supposed to be making bird ornaments for our first real tree! you know, in my "free time." if i see any great patterns i'll send them your way.