We’re in good shape and it’s already December, so your Christmas tree is probably already up. Lights? check. trinkets? check. tree topper? check. But what about a Christmas tree skirt…?
Of all Christmas decorations Known to man, this one would probably be easily overlooked, but without them your tree ends up looking, well…a little sad. While you can appreciate the beauty of your tree from the other side of the room, you can’t help but feel as though something is missing, and even worse, you find the bare trunk in its stand an eyesore.
The last thing you want to do just weeks before the big day is go out and spend money on a new Christmas tree skirt. (That is, if you can even find one.) Well, luckily, this clever little DIY hack is the simplest way to create one yourself in just a few minutes using an item you might already have—a wicker basket. Here, we explain how it’s done.
Lilith is an expert in following news and trends in the world of interior design. She is committed to helping readers make the best choices in their homes by writing tips and practical guides to help meet all of their DIY needs. With Christmas approaching, she explains how to make a simple and cheap Christmas tree skirt using a wicker basket.
for elegance Christmas tree A skirt really is essential, and natural woven items like wicker are a classic and timeless choice that will complement almost any space, no matter your interior design style. (Although we think she looks particularly lovely as a Scandinavian Christmas decor idea.) The only downside is that custom-made wicker isn’t cheap, and it’s hard to justify splashing money on an item you’ll only use once a year. That’s why we love this clever hack that makes one a wicker basket.
says Ryan McDonough, interior design expert at MyJobQuote (Opens in a new tab). “For this hack, you don’t need to be an expert DIYer, all you need is a tape measure, wire cutters, and a wicker basket, and it should only take you fifteen minutes!” It doesn’t matter if your basket is also square or round, both will do.
Even if you don’t have a wicker basket lying around your house, buying it is much cheaper than a new Christmas tree skirt. Making one isn’t hard: all it takes is turning the basket upside down and cutting a hole in the bottom. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but if you’re not confident in your crafting skills, here are some more detailed instructions to help guide you:
1. First, you will need to measure your tree stand to ensure that the wicker storage box you are using will cover the legs before you start cutting it.
2. Next, you need to remove the bottom of the basket. If your basket is made of woven fibers such as seagrass, sturdy scissors will do the trick. If you are using a sturdier basket than woven twigs, wire cutters are the best choice for this.
3. Now for the most challenging part – since tree skirts are designed to wrap around a tree no matter its shape or size, they tend to be detachable. Since this is not the case for your DIY wicker skirt, you will need to either place the tree stand in it when placing your tree or carefully lift the tree if it is already set up. Artificial trees shouldn’t be too heavy, but you’ll need at least two pairs of hands if you’re lifting a real tree.
And there you have it – a simple Christmas tree skirt made from a wicker basket in a matter of minutes. Now you can sit back, relax and start the festivities!
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