To add the tree skirt around your Christmas tree simply release the velcro by the double fold. Slide the skirt around the tree and then reattach the velcro. To care for your tree skirt, spot clean only is recommended.
Make It: Pick up firewood from a local vendor, then cut the logs into round or ovular placards. Once cut to size, use acrylic or latex paint and a detail brush to add names or holiday messages. For a more 3-D look, consider using wood or metal letters attached with wood glue. In keeping with the rustic motif, choose rope, twine or burlap ribbon to attach the bark to the chair, keeping it held in place with fabric weights stitched along the front edges.
Depending on the size and shape of your dining table, creative surface space can be at a premium. Free up some of the surface space by adding a rolling shelving system to keep larger supplies like gift bags, wide rolls of ribbon and burlap neatly stored and in within arm's reach.
Use your favorite roasted coffee beans and put them in a into a burlap gift bag. Decorate with a simple gift tag with your friend's name on it and a piece of golden ribbon. It makes for a simple and savory gift.
Outdoor tree decor needs to be able to withstand the elements, even if kept under a covered area. When choosing ornaments and garland for outdoor mobile trees, stick with those made from organic materials such as metal and glass, and garlands made from burlap or organic ribbon.
For a holiday breakfast kit, wrap three cooled biscuits in waxed paper. Tuck inside the white pastry box with a jar of flavored fruit butter. Tuck a cinnamon stick or two inside, if desired, to add to the aroma of your gift. Cut one-inch-wide strips of burlap and tie on top of the closed box. Attach the faux greenery to the burlap knot with the raffia ribbon. Now, you're ready to present the gift!
Ginnie Leeming of Hello Little Home found creative, money-saving ways to create her layered neutral decor. That tablecloth? An inexpensive drop cloth cut to fit her table. Those texture-rich placemats? “The placemats were created from a large piece of burlap that was intended for gardening. I cut out rectangles, then pulled strands of burlap off the edges to form a simple fringe,” Leeming says. A golden-wrapped box topped with a buffalo-plaid ribbon adds a bright pop at each place setting.
Snow covered trees, the crisp winter air, firewood crackling in the fire place. If that sounds like your perfect Christmas night, then consider decorating your tree with a woodland theme. Natural elements, such as DIY wood burned ornaments and handmade wooden garland, are right at home next to plaid ribbon and burlap texture.