Friday, December 9, 2011

DIY Tree Skirt

I finally finished the tree skirt I found on Pinterest that has been on my to do list.  We are going to the tree farm tomorrow to cut down our tree so I was down to the wire.  It only took me 4 hours and a gazillion glue sticks, but it was totally worth it!  I love it!!!  I just wish I could claim the credit for it.  Oh well, Pinterest is the best thing that's ever happened to me.  I lack in the originality department.  Although when I do use someone else's idea, I try to change it up a little.  Sometimes it's major, sometimes something subtle.  Just enough to make it my own. Here are the pictures and how I made it.

I started with a tree skirt I bought from Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago on clearance.  I was going to take the Santa and other things off, but I went the easy route and just flipped it over and used the backside.  I used burlap and muslin for my ruffles.

I cut the burlap and muslin into 3" strips.  I used 2 yards of each.

A little Pinterest fact I found (which might not be new info to you, but it was genius for me) was to pull one string in the burlap and it would leave you a perfect straight line to cut on.  WooHoo!@

Look, a straight line for me!

I started on the bottom edge and simply started gluing and ruffling.

First row done!

I started the second row with the burlap. 

The burlap was a little harder to pleat, so I added another row of hot glue just above the first row of muslin to help the pleats lay a little smoother.

After alternating the first 3 rows, I did two rows of burlap to change the pattern a little.  (Apparently my finger was protruding a little too far)  I continued with two more rows of muslin and filled the center in with the burlap to finish it off.
TaDa!!  Now all I need is the tree.  Hopefully it will get up to 30 degrees tomorrow so we don't freeze our hinnies off in the tree forest!

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  1. Love it! I need to make one of these before the 24th arrives :) Wish me luck!

  2. Thank you for the compliments!