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Thread: Size of hole in tree skirt

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    Size of hole in tree skirt

    I am making a Christmas tree skirt for my son and daughter in law. They always have a huge tree and I don't know how big I should make the hole in the skirt. Any suggestions?

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    Is it a real tree or artificial? Artificial trees have a smaller rod and a 2-3 inch hole should be plenty. You could do a ruffle on the inside of the hole to fill in around the trunk if the the hole is too big?

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    It depends on whether you want to cover the stand or not. I would make it about 6 inches in diameter at least. Putting a ruffle around the hole is a good idea.
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    I use a sandwich plate as a template. You may want to graduate to a dinner plate though

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    I assume you want it to cover the stand. I would make the hole 4" that should be large enough for a large real tree.

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    You need the hole large enough that they can water the tree.

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    Thanks for the replies. It is a real tree; I was thinking dinner plate. I have no idea how to do the ruffle, so I guess that's not really an option.

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