Originally published December 26, 2017
Happy holidays, everyone! I’m back with one last major project finished in 2017: a tree skirt.
For several years, I’ve been using a piece of burlap wrapped around the base of our tree, which works fine. But this year, with a very mobile, impish kiddo on the loose, I thought it was high time I worked something out that would stand up better to tugging hands.
I kept procrastinating on figuring out exactly what I wanted – I had decided to just buy one, but couldn’t believe the price tags I was seeing. Definitely not in the budget this year! Then, I opened Pinterest on just the right day, and saw one somebody had crocheted. The lightbulb went on, and I started scouring the internet for a pattern I could hopefully complete in 2 weeks. No big deal, right?
I ended up finding a beautiful lacy pattern that looked easy enough. Of course, I still had to tear out all of my work and restart not once, but twice – just because the pattern is easy doesn’t mean I will read it correctly! The Wednesday before Christmas (and the night before company arrived), I finally had it finished.
You’ll notice I didn’t do red and green. I bought shatterproof ornaments in jewel tones this year, so I picked a yarn that wouldn’t clash with them:
I absolutely loved the final pairing. Somehow I missed the obvious decorated tree + skirt picture, so the detail shots above will have to do. But I wanted to include this one for a laugh – this is the same night I put the skirt down:
Oh well, next year I won’t have to MAKE the skirt, so I’ll put it out well before I have the presents wrapped!
If you need a tree skirt and want something out of the ordinary, like I did, email me! We’ll talk pattern, colors, and price at your leisure. We have all year, after all!