Chicken Wire, What? December 6, 2012 Christmas, DIY, Tutorials 5 Comments 6817 I finally got a Christmas tree this week, even though it was almost 70 degrees here a few days ago. Last year I skirted my tree with a bunch of burlap I had leftover, but apparently between then and now it has vanished into other projects. Disappointed with the selection of pre-made skirts out there (not to mention the price, OUCH!), I decided to come up with my own version. Isn’t it awesome? Industrial chic? Ok fine, I’m just joshin ya. So I’ve been seeing a lot of tree-in-basket-or-pot pictures this year in magazines, and I love the streamlined look. Instead of putting my tree in a basket, I wanted to create a wrap version that went on and off like a traditional skirt (for ease of watering, vacuuming, etc). Clearly there are better ways to do this than the duck tape monstrosity shown above, but I kinda wanted this to be a $0 project. I challenged myself to do it with materials I had on hand. Criteria: Stiff enough to hold shape, but flexible enough to be bent into a circle Tall enough to cover the whole tree base Removable without lifting tree I scavenged the house for materials and found the chicken wire which I sandwiched between card stock using duck tape- a lot of it. After I’d made a circle big enough to go around the whole base, I took some tin snips and cut a slit to open it up. Add a piece of fabric (in this case a thrifted window valance I got a few months ago). Yep, more duck tape. Nevermind about the inside, on the outside it looks awesome! It could use a little ironing, but a few spritzes of water should take care of it 🙂 It goes perfectly with my woodland/lodge theme 🙂 More tree pictures to follow, stay tuned! 5 Responses Gretchen@Boxy Colonial December 6, 2012 That looks great! We have a tree skirt that we bought years ago, and I like it fine….but it doesn’t fit very well around our giant tree stand….I bet something like this would work a lot better. Reply Christine Cason December 6, 2012 Now that’s adorable! Reply mary fran December 6, 2012 You floor me every time! Looks fabulous! Reply Rachael Evans December 9, 2012 Thank you!! Reply To Flock Or Not To Flock? December 12, 2012 […] the fabric store. Oh yes, I came home with 1 yard of plaid fabric to replace the seersucker on my chicken wire tree wrap. I plead insanity. I just couldn’t control myself. One cut across the length, a seam, and […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.