This year we tried something new with out Christmas tree. Instead of using a tree skirt to hide the base, we have a box. I saw someone selling these on the local buy/sell page and considered having the hubs make one but since they were selling for $40, which is about what the materials would cost we agreed that it was a better idea to just buy and leave the extra time for more important activities.
The box came unfinished, with the trim being 2×4 and the planks being cedar, probably fence pickets. Although that was pretty it felt a little to raw for me, so I gave it a quick rustic coat of white to play off the flocking on our tree. There is also a small hole drilled in the back for the power cord to go through, which works perfectly.
The hubs likes the look and Luna likes having a new hiding spot inside. I like that I’m no longer constantly fluffing the fur throws we used to use as a skirt! Although it’s one more thing to store, I’m glad we made the switch and can see us using it for years to come.