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.
3 thoughts on “Skip the Skirt, Get a Box!”
This is an amazingly beautiful tree! I love the box look. You are so creative and have an amazing eye. Truly stunning tree. Hugs n luv Mombasa
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Do you know the size of the tree box. I would like to have someone make one.
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As I noted in my email, I don’t have measurements because I haven’t pulled out my Christmas decor yet, but you should measure your tree base to have one built. I did see this one online that might work for you as well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XV5N9MQ?ascsubtag=.MTc1NDA4LTExNTE.d11ca99e-01a0-11ea-a2ab-8f16aa8de408&tag=rewardstyle-20