I've never really liked my tree skirt. I bought it when I was a newly-wed and it was the cutest tree skirt in that particular store on that particular day. Plus, I like to think that my taste has improved with age.
So, this year, I decided to make a new one. And, best of all, it's simple, fast, cheap, and easy. Because, Christmastime is busy enough as it is, right?
I bought some inexpensive felt and laid my old tree skirt on top of it. I basically just traced the old tree skirt, but with scallops. I did the bowl trick again for the scallops, but this time I marked a spot on the bowl with tape so that all my scallops were the same size.
When I got all my scalloped circles done, I cut up one side of them all, with a hole in the middle. I then laid them neatly around my tree. The whole thing took me no more than a half-hour.
Perhaps before I put it away after Christmas I will sew all the layers together, but the felt layers stick nicely to each other with just friction, so I don't really need to.
I like my new tree skirt. It's a little bit vintage and a little bit funky. I like it's bright colors. And it looks great with the eclectic ornaments on our tree. And, to think, it only took me 30 minutes!