It’s true that you can find some truly breathtaking Christmas tree skirts available in a number of stores. Whether you’re shopping at your favorite craft store or even Walmart, you can find something beautiful. However, if you want something unique, there are alternatives. Let’s take a closer look.
Wedding or Prom Dresses
Wedding and prom dresses can easily be found in thrift stores at a good price. Now, you may have never looked twice at these dresses, but you should. These dresses work beautifully as tree skirts. White wedding dresses give you the impression of freshly fallen snow a deep jewel-toned prom dress can give your home a warm cozy feel. Look for plus-sized prom or wedding dresses with full skirts.
Blankets also work beautifully as alternatives to Christmas tree skirts. You can achieve different looks according to which blanket you use. For example, an oversized plush throw blanket would look elegant while a quilt would give your tree country charm.
If you’re working with a small tree, consider scarves. There are so many beautiful scarves available and they can also be found in thrift stores. Have fun with different colors and patterns. Do something unexpected.
You can also get a piece of fabric cut to serve as a Christmas tree skirt. The best part about this option is there are so many choices available. You could go with a plaid print or solid color or even something shiny. If you’re not good as sewing, get hemming tape to hem the edges of the fabric. Then just bundle the fabric around the bottom of your tree.
Another fun alternative is faux snow. You can find what is essentially sheets of batting that has sparkles throughout. You’ll need several of these sheets, but this makes for such a beautiful look. With that said, if you have pets, this is not a good option as their claws can get stuck in the batting.
In the craft section of many thrift stores, you can find faux fur in a variety of styles. This would make for a stunning tree skirt. This option is expensive, but you can usually find a 40-50% off coupon to use with your purchase. An alternative is to buy faux fur rugs.
Last, but not least, a galvanized bucket that is large enough to go over your tree stand is a fun option. Turn the bucket upside down and cut a hole large enough for the pole of the stand to fit through. This gives your tree a farmhouse-look that you’re sure to love.
Whether you’re going for a glamorous or farmhouse-look, you can find alternatives to Christmas tree skirts that will give you the exact look you want.