As much as I love Thanksgiving, I ADORE Christmas! This time of year is so special and hopeful, and I am really excited for our first Christmas as a married couple :) One aspect of the holiday that I was really excited for was decorating our house, and after emerging from my turkey coma I set to work making a beautiful tree skirt for our tree. I used these examples from Pinterest as inspiration:
|DIY Tree Skirt|
|DIY No Sew Tree Skirt|
Here is the fabric breakdown:
*Largest Ring - 1 1/2 yards
*Second Ring - 1 yard
*Third Ring - 3/4 yard
*Fourth Ring - 1/2 yard
*Fifth/ Sixth Ring - 1/2 yard
I used a cheap $1 44" felt tree skirt from the dollar store and set to work. I started by cutting the fabric into 4" wide strips (this takes a while so recruiting help is always good).
Once the strips were cut I loosely sewed one side and scrunched the fabric to create a pretty wave effect. When all of the strips had been sewn I began applying them to the felt tree skirt. I measured three inches in from the edge of the tree skirt to mark the first place to attach the fabric strips. I chose three inches because I wanted the fabric to hang off the edge of the felt tree skirt an inch.
I chose to go the no sew route of attaching the fabric strips and hot glued them to the existing tree skirt. If you are handier with a sewing machine you could also attach the strips that way :)
When I got to the center of the skirt I chose to do two layers of the same fabric although you could choose one more fabric option.
I am THRILLED with how the skirt turned out and total my project came to around $23! Cheaper and prettier (in my opinion) than any that I have seen at the stores this season :)
When we got home we went right to work setting up and decorating our tree so we put our tree skirt around the tree!
Here is the final product:
I am looking forward to a wonderful holiday season!