Home Decor, Christmas in Red, Black and White & Tree Skirt Tutorial

I really loved our family room last year, Cotton Christmas, with the cotton tree and garland, red stripes and black and white


Cotton Christmas


I didn’t change much, but tweaked it here and there…the “happy Holidays” sign is actually a gift bag


Holiday mantel



The gift tags tucked in the garland are subtle reminders of the sentiments of the season






Oh if we could have peace, there would be so much more Cheer~






Nothing says Alabama more than cotton, red and white… [and little pink piggies for our love of pork]



Alabama cotton tree




Candy Cane stockings await Santa’s visit





Striped ribbon wrapped pillows make a fast easy touch



ribbon wrapped pillows


The Burlap Angels are surrounded with big red and gold ornaments




I made a new tree skirt [details below]


PicMonkey Collage


and a little tablecloth to match




I haven’t wrapped many packages yet, or put ornaments on the tree  😳


funny packages


But they will be wearing red white and black


Xmas table


A Christmas tree lantern with a reindeer and lights


reindeer lantern collage



Got a black and white topper


reindeer lantern



A terrarium in the kitchen



Santa scenc



with deer, trees and St. Nick



Christmas terrarium


Got a surprise when the elves came to join them



terrarium with elves


Super Boy and Big E are here all the time,  and their Elf on the Shelf elves, “Gumdrop” and “Minty,” are always in their backpacks, watching over them, and ready to hop out for mischief…they’ve already found the clementines I see…




And hopped on the train


mischievous elves


And into the Santa boots and gift bag on the hearth!  Pesky Elves!!


studio decor


I made a little impromtu tree for my studio, with ornaments that symbolize my blogging, a mix master, a camera, and a typewriter



Christmas bar


Things are jolly around the bar




The music room is full of boxes, and the garage is a mess, but for Dec. 10 I’m feeling pretty good…




Tomorrow is my birthday 🎈 so I’m going to relax and hope the presents wrap themselves  🎁

and the garage gets swept  and the boxes get put away  💅

and the tree gets decorated 🎄

and the kitchen floor gets washed 💦

and someone makes me those Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes  🎂  I’ve been craving…

How are your holiday preparations coming along?




Don’t forget to call Santa with any last minute wishes~



and remember to Believe!


Xmas planter

Juicy Details

Easy Tree Skirt tutorial 

Fold, fold, cut, hem, done

You need fabric as wide as possible, 60″ is ideal.   Get the same length of fabric as width:  if you’re fabric is 60″ wide, then buy 1 2/3 yards [60″]  I actually just bought 2 yards and trimmed the excess for another use.

Fold fabric in half, and then in half again, forming a square

With tape measure measure the length of the side of the square [mine was 29″]  Pivot the tape measure from the apex of the square making a chalk line forming a quarter circle

Cut along the chalk line

Repeat this process, keeping the fabric folded, measuring 4 inches out from the apex of the fabric circle, making a smaller 1/4 circle line.  Cut this for the skirt center

Make a straight cut from one edge of the circle to the center to make the skirt opening

Sew a trim or hem fabric all the way around to finish.  I used a stretchy trim so it was easily sewn along the circular edge

I followed this tutorial from Pinterest here

Christmas Cottages here

Vietri Painted Santa Ornaments here

Reindeer table runner/Mudpie

Black and White ribbon, fabric/Hobby Lobby


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

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Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxWeekend Retreat,


20 Responses to “Home Decor, Christmas in Red, Black and White & Tree Skirt Tutorial”
  1. Oh the little elf is the cutest of all!!

    Love the black and white skirt!

    Happy Birthday, Jenna!

  2. Lynn says:

    I love the elf on the shelf shenanigans! I wish they were around when my boys were small, a guy at work was panicked the other day, he forgot to move his… And things should always be jolly around the bar:@) Happy B-Day Jenna, have a great one!

  3. Liz Mackie says:

    Happy Birthday!  

  4. Beautiful holiday decor!

  5. Rosie M. says:

    I love all your decorations! Have a wonderful birthday, Jenna!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  6. Jacqueline says:

    I love the tree skirt and tutorial! I was just at a major decor store in town and they were decorating with black and white buffalo plaid and red! You are so current!
    What a cute little elf! Love it, and that smile!
    Everything looks so fun and festive, especially those striped stockings! Have a wonderful next two week!

  7. Kitty says:

    Your home looks beautiful and festive, Jenna! Even your studio is into the holiday spirit, and that cutie pie grand baby just stole my ❤️!!
    Happy Birthday to you, my friend!! I hope all your wishes and dreams come true!

  8. DEBBIE says:

    Your home is beautiful! I hope you have a very happy birthday and a Merry Christmas!

  9. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday Jenna!! You’ve decked the halls in Painted Apron Style! Love the piggies on your cotton tree 🙂 I haven’t wrapped the first package and my tree is 3/4 decorated and missing its skirt…love your black and white one. Little white dogs have kept me busy this month!

  10. Jenna, hope your birthday was wonderful! Your home is all decked out Merry and bright…beautiful! The grandbaby is absolutely the cutest! Blessings, Pam

  11. Sandra Garth says:

    Hope your birthday was fun and that the presents magically wrapped themselves! Love the tree skirt, you made it look so easy to do.

  12. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna and Happy Birthday!! I love how festive and pretty your house looks decorated for Christmas. The tree skirt is really pretty! I hope you have a nice week.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!!

  13. JESS44903 says:

    Everything definitely looks so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Marsha says:

    A cotton tree! I love it! It is great to use something unique, especially when you use it with red, white and black! I love the tree and mantel. Your other whimsical items are adorable too. Great detail around the bar area that really makes such a fun and magical statement. The elf train is so sweet. It truly puts a smile on my face!

  15. Oh my goodness so many cute things! Those little boots by the fire, and that precious little one!
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Thank you Amber!! Rereading this post from 4 years ago helped me feel less frustrated about this year where I feel terribly behind in my Christmas to do list!! Somehow the important things always get done somehow…:) hmmm….now where did I put that Christmas tree skirt??

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