Looking for something rustic for a Christmas tree skirt
Going outside the box this year for various reasons and will be making an alternative Christmas tree (aka Festivus bush) from tree branches. I'll anchor three lengthy birch tree branches (obtained 4 free from local tree-trimmer) within a 12-inch-tall terra-cotta flue pipe, attach white LED lights to main stems with green twist-ties, and hang light-weight ornaments and other meaningful found objects from the branches. Suggestions needed for something totally rustic with which to skirt the "tree" and cover the upright flue-pipe holder -- e.g., burlap? brown paper? off-white fabric? or ?????
All suggestions welcomed -- thanks in advance!