Every year we get a live tree. Every year someone over fills the water reservoir on the tree and it spills on to the floor. There's always a little bit of damage to my hardwood floors after the holiday.
I was perusing Pinterest and saw a very cute tree skirt that someone made out of a linen tablecloth. I liked the idea but I needed something a little more absorbent.
I had an old flannel and plastic tablecloth that I cut to put under the tree.
I cut it into a circle, plopped the tree on top and then covered the whole thing with another, much nicer looking, real tree skirt.
Hopefully this will keep the water off my hardwood floors!