Last year I didn’t even have a tree skirt so this year I was determined to come up with something fabulous for the bottom of my tree. (Did you see my 2014 #PinFail Christmas Holiday Home Tour?)
I had purchased this black and white gingham drum light fixture when I did the TV spots for the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity Renovation Station garage sale in October. (You can see the TV segments here.)
I didn’t really have any plans for the fixture when I bought it, but it was only $6.00 and I loved the pattern, so I snatched it up.
I had been searching for the perfect new skirt for my christmas tree and after a couple of trips to the thrift store and the Hob Lob I realized that this light fixture would make the perfect cover for my Christmas tree stand.
Originally I thought I could just remove the lighting and slide the bottom of the tree through the shade but I ended up having my husband snip the metal with heavy duty wire cutters. He did this step while I was putting the baby to bed so I didn’t get to snap a picture. And once it was snipped there was no way I could recreate the process for you get the idea.
After I slipped it onto the bottom I realized my measurements were off and the stand still propped the drum off of the floor. It sort of bothered me until I asked the opinion of a few guests that stopped by my house. When I asked them what they thought of it they said they thought it was the feet of the tree skirt basket.
Looks like I fooled them!
If it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for me.
Plus, once I put a few presents under the tree you couldn’t even see it.
What do you think?
Heck, anything is an improvement over last year.
Check out more tree skirt alternatives here.