I looked around for different ideas on a tree skirt, but ended up keeping things simple.
I used this tutorial from The Sweet Life.
It's the craft for Ucreate's Create With Me for November and December.
A few things different from the tutorial:
-I just used this linen fabric, not a drop cloth. It took about 1 1/2 yards.
-I sewed a square of velcro rather than ties at the "neck" to hold it around the tree trunk
-Rather than sewing bias tape, I just serged the raw edges of the slit in the back
-I didn't double fold the red edge, I didn't have enough for that, so I just serged the edge and left it in a single, unhemmed layer, which made it really easy.
I also didn't ruffle it much. Mainly because I didn't have much to work with. So to gather my long red strip, I put my stitch length up to 5.0 and increased the tension to 10, so it takes bigger bites of fabric, and kind of ruffles it slightly as you sew. I didn't adjust it anymore, and just sewed it to my linen circle.
I did a squiggle stitch on the edge, not that anyone will notice when it's on the ground or anything, but fun to do something different.
So if you need a skirt, I think this took less than 30 minutes, and was less than $3.00!
Now I need to pin down what I'm doing for the stockings I need to make.