Tree skirts are expensive!

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Registered: 01-01-2008
Tree skirts are expensive!
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Sun, 12-13-2009 - 7:45pm
We didn't buy one last year. We just had a white sheet. This year DH bought a $2 one. See attached photo. I went to buy another one at Walmart today. The cheapest one was $10, and it's a crapy thin one with glitter (with a toddler, no thanks!). A decent one was $15. A good one was $20. Ugh. I'm thinking of reusing the skirt. Anyone else have alternatives?


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Registered: 05-18-2006
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 9:26pm

The first year we had a tree we used a white sheet, and the day after christmas, I bought a really nice velvet skirt with glitter and trim for about $15.


I would just do the sheet until next year. HTH



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 10:31pm
I don't know if it's cheaper...but I have used a round tablecloth (red & green plaid) for years and years!





 

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Registered: 06-30-2003
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 11:01pm

When I was growing up, I never even knew tree skirts existed.

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Registered: 10-05-2009
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 11:10pm

go ahead, use the sheet, or buy some flannel and cut it into a circle. Then, watch what's in the stores and see what you love. only buy what you love. See if you can find one in the after holiday sales. OR, if you are crafty, use the next year to create something you love.


For the record, I bought one of those thin flimsy white things with glitter when my oldest was about 2. he's 21 now, and that same skirt is under my tree again this year. It's been through the washer almost every year. It's thin and it's crappy, but it's doing the job I want it to do every year. I think I paid $5 for it back then, and I've definately gotten my money's worth from it. I look every year and never find just what I want, so I don't spend the money. Maybe this year..... LOL

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 8:06am
I made mine a couple years after we moved in our house.

 

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Registered: 03-03-2004
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 9:22am

As I'm sure you know, everything will be much cheaper right after Christmas so if you're going to buy one, try to get through the next few weeks and then get one when they all go on sale.

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Registered: 05-06-2009
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 10:20am
This year I went to the fabric store bought some nice gold fabric and used that scrunched up, it looks so much better and was under $5.
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Registered: 03-28-2003
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 10:24am

This year I used a beautiful sage green rectangular tablecloth that I've had forever.

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Registered: 07-09-2005
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 10:51am
I bought mine at the Clearance sale last year at Target, got it for 75% off a couple of days after Christmas.

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Registered: 01-24-2007
Tue, 12-15-2009 - 7:11pm
Our first christmas I used the skirt part of one of my bridesmaids dresses. Then I bought a plain plaid one after christmas.

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