Dec 13, 2011

{diy tree skirt}

this kind of post may seem familiar. its how a lot of them used to be before little man stole the show ;)
in between naps & feedings & doctors these past few weeks i've squeezed in little bits of time to work on a few projects.

we've been in need of a little tree skirt redo.
& theres been a lot of tutorials for no-sew ones floating around, so i did the same thing - folded over pleats to make lots of ruffles, only i ended up sewing mine after all. it just felt more secure. hot glue doesn't love sticking for me that well. & i actually think it ended up saving me a good bit of time - so if you HAVE a sewing machine - i like how it turned out quite well :)

you will need:
4-5 yards of fabric
a rotary cutter & board
a sewing machine & thread
an existing tree skirt

-wash & dry fabric & cut into strips. i did 4 inch strips & it took me about 5 hours to make this. i think if you did 5 inch strips, it would speed things up a bit, though…
-fold over fabric & pin onto your tree skirt so you are making ruffles - you'll want to start on the outside & work your way to the middle, so your last row will be the smallest. after you finish each row, sew & repeat - covering 1/2 to 1 inch of the previous row each time.

& a few christmas movies later, you're done!

its a bit late in the season to be making tree skirts, so sorry for my tardiness. let me know if you try it!


  1. How cute! We are lacking any kind of tree skirt, but I don't think I have the time to make one this year. I'm definitely coming back to do one for next Christmas though! I love it.

  2. I love that... Goodness I think I would WEAR it... I would love for you to link it up here

  3. When will you ever stop impressing me, girl? :) totally cute

  4. wow I am really impressed that you find time for sewing with a little baby boy home! super cute idea!!

  5. This is an incredible tree skirt! I really love how nicely it looks beneath your tree.

  6. I thought about sewing it when I did mine, but I ended up hot gluing it. It took me about 4 hours with 3" strips of burlap. I didn't have a tree skirt to start with either, so I cut a large circle from muslin and used that. Your is pretty too!