In the old days, a simple bucket would have sufficed…or presents and/or the bottom branches of your tree would have been seen as enough disguise for the base of your tree. Nowadays, though, we have the tree skirt: whether it’s a wrap-around piece of fabric or a bucket-like er…bucket cover, its sole purpose is to make the bottom of your Christmas tree look as fabulous as every other detail of your festive decor. Here, we choose our five favourites – each of them available now from the best online retailers.
Galvanised Tree Skirt in Copper – £30, Mitsuko
It’s a metal that’s been pretty much ubiquitous all year and is still huge in interior design, so we had to ensure that copper made an appearance in our choices! Mitsuko’s copper tree skirt is made from galvanised metal and will make the base of your tree look sleek while adding warm tones to your room. If you like the look but would prefer a different colour, a silver-coloured version is also available (also for £30).
Silver Grey Faux Fur Tree Skirt – £39.50, M&S
Our next exhibit is so soft and snuggly that we’re pretty sure it’ll double as a shrug should your shoulders feel a little bare when you’ve put your party frock on! Still, first and foremost this stylish item is a faux fur tree skirt from M&S, which wraps around the base of your tree and fastens on one side with two ribbon ties. It’ll add a wintry and luxurious look to the bottom of your tree.
Hessian Tree Skirt Grey – £10, Wilko
You can always rely on Wilko to come up with a stylish and practical solution for a bargain price, and this grey hessian tree skirt hasn’t let us down. The rustic-look container consists of four hessian boards that are joined at the corners with rope ties. Looking every bit as elegant as its more expensive counterparts, this simple piece can be part of your Christmas decor for a mere ten quid!
Santa’s Belt LED Tree Skirt – £19, Premier
Don’t forget: Christmas trees enjoy fancy dress too! Let your festive centrepiece enjoy the fun and deck it out in this santa’s belt tree skirt from Premier. It has a metal frame that easily folds away for storage, and has a finish of shiny red, silver and black tinsel in the style of Father Christmas’s famous rotund torso. As if that wasn’t enough, the belt is illuminated by eight function sequence LEDs!
Rattan Circular Christmas Tree Skirt – £24.99, Very.co.uk
Very’s Christmas tree skirt is already a bestseller and it’s not hard to see why – at a generous 57cm in diameter, it has a rustic, natural rattan finish and is a super-easy way of disguising the base of your tree…whether it’s an ugly plastic stand or an equally unphotogenic bucket. This timeless woven piece is selling at some speed, so make sure you snap yours up now while stocks last!