20 Unique Christmas Tree Topper + Skirt Ideas
Ditch the traditional angel and star this year.
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The weather outside may be frightful, but this tree skirt alternative is quite delightful. A chunky blanket and wooden basket combine for a comfy and cozy base fit for any snuggle lover.
Dashing Through the Disco
Rock around this groovy Christmas tree featuring a stylish disco ball topper. Brightly colored streamers accentuate the playful-themed tree that’s sure to bring fun for all this holiday season.
On the Go
A galvanized wash tub and baby buggy make the base for this mobile Christmas tree. Conceal the tree stand and weighting materials with a throw blanket for a festive and inviting look.
GET THE HOW-TO: How to Make a Mobile Christmas Tree
Cluster of Ornaments
Creating your own tree topper is as easy as having a few leftover ornaments. Cluster a few baubles around the top of the tree for a modern yet elegant look.
Say goodbye to the traditional skirt and hello to the new and improved tree collar for all the farmhouse feels. Love the tree collar? Get the step-by-step instructions to make your own below!
Get the How-To: Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar Hack
Saddle on up to this Western-style tree. A true cowboy hat tops the fir to create a rodeo suited for a king.
A Burlap Christmas
If you love gathering around a toasty fireplace on a chilly winter night, then this woodland-themed decor is for you! A burlap tree skirt adds a natural element to the rusticness of this setup.
Bring a little personalization to your decor in a trendy way this season with a monogrammed topper — the perfect complement to any chic tree.
A vintage wine crate serves as this tree’s base, making it sturdy yet stylish. The crate features casters that allow you to move the fir from outdoors in — or wherever you choose.
To tie in the peacock theme of this fir, designer Meg Caswell topped the blue-hued tree with a wreath of eye-catching peacock feathers.
Walking in a wooden wonderland, this tree’s base features a cluster of twigs that ties in perfectly with its all-branch tree neighbor.
Let There Be Light
Let the light shine bright in your home with swanky battery-operated candle ornaments. A chandelier candelabra comes to life at the top of this tree, tying together the others featured throughout the beautifully-flocked tree.
Simplicity is Key
No need to go overboard when dreaming up tree skirt alternatives. A simple wooden basket provides an easy, and sturdy, substitute to the classic skirt.
Glitz and Glam
‘Tis the season to be bold and daring, especially when it comes to tree decor. Red picks burst from the top of this Hollywood-inspired tree for a flashy and out-of-the-box tree topper.
Let your tree skirt and school spirit shine this year by creating a skirt compiled of your favorite school pennants. Easily stitch the flags together to fashion a unique statement skirt.
GET THE HOW-TO: Hip, Handmade Christmas Tree Skirt
DIY all the Way
When you can’t find the tree topper for you, DIY instead. This topper features brown and black leather and a wooden stick to add just the right amount of rusticness while staying totally on trend.
GET THE HOW-TO: Make a Rustic Leather Tree Topper
A Soft Touch
It’s the most wonderful time of the year to add fun flair to your home. A faux-fur skirt accentuates this brightly-colored tree while adding softness to the space as well.
This Steampunk-inspired tree is full of vintage collectables, including a Victorian-style top hat serving as a one-of-a-kind topper.
Close to the Heart
Have a quilt that’s near and dear to your heart but too fragile to use anymore? Repurpose the special throw into a tree skirt that will hold special memories for years to come.
GET THE HOW-TO: Turn an Old Quilt Into a Christmas Tree Skirt
For the Music Lover
Christmas carol lovers unite! A star crafted from vintage sheet music tops this fir that’ll have everyone ready to sing along.