If you are in the market for a new Christmas tree skirt, the number one question you may have is what size Christmas tree skirt do I need?
There is a wide range of sizes for a tree skirt from a small 21 inch skirt for a tabletop or mini Christmas tree to a huge 56 inch skirt that would work for the largest Christmas trees.
The size of the tree skirt you need for your Christmas tree depends on two main things:
- The size of your Christmas tree
- How much of the tree skirt do you want to see around the tree
Choosing the Right Size Christmas Tree Skirt for Your Tree
The first thing that you should do is to measure the diameter of the widest bottom part of your tree. All you have to do is to take a tape measure and measure all the way around the bottom in a circle.
If you want the tree skirt to be seen under the tree and to act as a decoration that attracts some attention then you would need a tree skirt that is just as wide as the bottom of your tree or slightly larger.
For example, if your tree measures 45 inches in diameter at the base, then you could go with a tree skirt that is 48 inches in diameter and have the outer of the edge of the skirt be slightly larger than the tree.
You could always go bigger with a 50 inch tree skirt in that situation as well and really have the tree skirt act as a separate decoration to add to the look of your tree.
On the other hand, if you just want a plain tree skirt and you don’t really want to draw attention to the ground around your tree, then you can always go with a smaller tree skirt. Just make sure that the skirt is large enough that it covers your entire tree stand so you don’t see it sticking out.
If you were going for that look and your tree measured 45 inches in diameter you would want to go with a tree skirt that measures around 44 inches or even 38 inches.
For an average 6 foot tree, the most popular size tree skirts is 48 inches. This usually ends up being right around the same length of the longest branches on the tree or slightly smaller.
For a mini tree or even a tabletop tree, I would go with a 21 inch tree skirt but I have seen some as small as 15 inches.
As you can see there is really no “right” or “wrong” size tree skirt for your tree. As long as it covers your entire tree stand base and you like the look of it, then it’s perfect for your family’s Christmas tree.