I was talking to my sister Becky the other day and she mentioned she was in need of a tree skirt. For the past seventeen years she’s been using a table cloth. This year she wants something that lays flat and doesn’t look like a table cloth under the tree. She’d seen one in a shop that she liked, but it cost $25. She didn’t buy it. I understand her tree skirt dilemma. If one has a fake Christmas tree (and we both do) then it looks really fake if you don’t cover up the stand. So for my sister Becky and anyone else in need of a cheap pretty tree skirt, here is my solution. All you need is clear tape and a roll of rubbish/bin liners (or small kitchen garbage bags depending on where you live or how big your tree is). I use white ones, but if you couldn’t find a colour you wanted you could spray paint the white plastic bags! However you dress your tree, this is how I did it. I didn’t actually use the scissors though they come in handy for cutting open bags…or fending off Goblins trying to eat the newly hung chocolate ornaments. Note to self: next year make the tree skirt before you decorate the tree!