Moving on: our tree has never had a tree skirt. The bare legs of the tree stand have always shivered nekked until enough presents showed up to warm them. Many a time I've thought about just making a dang skirt already but I've never really know what I wanted and it's hard to make something if you don't what you want it to look like. That being said, I think this is my year. I have not one, but two ideas for tree skirts.
First I saw this one from Garnett Hill.
Lovely, but I'm obviously too cheap to spend that kind of money on a tree skirt. Besides I'm not so much a cream kind of girl. I was thinking of making a chartreuse version.
Next I saw this idea from Better Homes and Gardens.
I love love love that. Alsoit's more fitting with the tree I've got. Considering the gold foil ornament I made in fifth grade and it's fellows I think the less formal skirt is the way to go. If someday in the future I decide to have a fancy tree in addition to the fun family tree maybe I'll make a poinsettia skirt for that.