The inspiration for this tree skirt came from this Pottery Barn pillow which I think is darling and the drop cloth idea from Miss Mustard Seed. Although I thought hers ruffle tree skirt was a drop cloth--it's not, it's linen--that was my failure to read ;)
The other funny thing is I had remembered the pillow wrong and thought that the holly leaves were white on the oatmeal linen. Add to that this Christmas tree skirt that I saw last year (and took me forever to find again)....so I guess it really came from my mixed-up mind!
If you want to make one, here's what you need to do.
An afternoon's worth of work....and a Christmas tree skirt that didn't cost $100 and will match any color scheme. Yippee.