[Please ignore the pine needles.]
I had thought about making a new tree skirt. I love the idea of making a tree skirt out of red and white felt and putting the kids' hand prints on it every year. If you are interested in making one, click here for a tutorial in Family Fun Magazine. But, it's already mid-December and I haven't sent my Christmas cards or wrapped any gifts so maybe a new tree skirt is too ambitious. Clearly I am getting old.
Having ditched the old skirt, I started prowling around the house for an alternative. I found some fabric which would work, but wasn't really adding anything. Then, I remembered the wool plaid throw I brought back from Scotland as a gift for Jim back in 1996 (!). It's perfectly red and green and...
It's the MacGregor tartan!
Maybe next year I'll tackle a new tree topper.
What do you use as a tree skirt? Did you make it? Does it have any sentimental value?