This is my first year decorating with a non-traditional tree skirt! Of course, once I came home with my Red Christmas boxes, I changed my mind regarding my Christmas colors! No problem! I brought out a few craft supplies and went to work!
Supplies I Used
- Cardboard box or Christmas box that will fit your Christmas Tree stand
- Scrapbook paper of your choice, I found black and white Buffalo Plaid at Hobby Lobby
- Mod Podge, paint brush, scissors
- Wood word cutouts
- Hot glue and glue gun, E6000 glue
- Dixie Belle’s Peony paint
- Glitter spray
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I needed two boxes big enough to fit my tree stands, so before I went shopping, I measured the stand both length x width, and also from corner to corner.
Just in case.
I came home with two cute red plaid Christmas style boxes from Hobby Lobby that I could use as a tree skirts and then of course, I changed my mind on the what colors I wanted to decorate with!
I decided to go with Pink and Silver with black and white Buffalo Plaid.
personalizing my tree skirt
So I grabbed my favorite scrapbook paper, 12″ x 12″ black and white buffalo plaid, Mod Podge and paint brush and started figuring out how I was going to make this work!
For my boxes, we need one sheet of scrapbook paper for each side, plus one extra.
The boxes I picked out flares out towards the top and needs a little extra coverage.
One sheet I cut into four equal strips.
Add Mod Podge to the back of these strips and apply them over each corner.
Overlapping these sheets over the top and inside the box.
When the corners are dry, then I work on the sides with the handles first.
Apply Mod Podge on the sides, add the scrapbook paper and smooth out.
I then cut the scrapbook paper so it measured about 1 to 2 inches above the box.
After the handle area is cut out and decoupaged down, the extra 1 to 2 inches will be folded over the box and decoupaged down, it will give the tree skirt a more finished look.
Once the side of the tree skirt is dry, I identified where the handles are and carefully cut a line in the middle and then make more cuts to fan the paper.
I then turn the box so I can work on the inside, apply some Mod Podge around the handles of the box and fold the pieces of scrapbook paper so it lays flat.
Next I repeat the same step on the front and back of the tree skirt/Christmas box.
Apply Mod Podge and then apply the scrapbook paper.
Any excess scrapbook paper that is hanging over the sides, is trimmed with scissors.
Sealing the tree skirt
Now this step isn’t necessary but I wanted to give my tree skirt a little extra protection.
I decided to apply another coat of Mod Podge over the entire areas I applied scrapbook paper to seal the paper and the edges.
Embellishing my tree skirt
Before I was finished, I decided to add a little pink touch, so I grabbed some wood word cutouts and some Dixie Belle paint.
I painted them in a bright Peony and when this was dry, I used some glitter spray paint to add a little sparkle.
Once the glitter was dry, I used my new favorite glue gun and E6000 glue to attach them onto the front of both my new tree skirts boxes!
Decorating with my tree skirt
Last year I bought two pencil shaped Christmas trees and I love them!
But these trees can get a little top heavy when decorating.
Once I put my tree in the tree skirt, I set two bricks on the metal stand in the box.
To camouflage these bricks and I grabbed another piece of scrapbook paper, folded it in half and cut half way up.
Once in the middle I then cut about a 3 inch square (or circle) out of the paper.
I then placed this inside the tree skirt around the Christmas tree stump.
Next, I grabbed some extra deco mesh in white I used to decorate my tree.
I bunched it up on one end and secured with some wire piping and arranged it in the tree skirt and fluffed it up until I liked the way it looked!
I plan to add a few pink and silver ornaments in the Christmas tree skirt box when I get them!
That is it!
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