This Christmas will mark my eighth holiday in my own home as a wife and mother. I would say that I am mainly responsible for decorating the inside of the house, while my husband takes care of the outside. So why. . . why have I never owned nor used a tree skirt…in eight years? I don’t really know why. It probably has something to do with the price of them.  I would consider myself a frugal person. Not a tightwad, but frugal.  If I really want something than I will buy it, BUT if I can make it then of course I am going to save the money. So this year as we set up our Christmas tree I decided that it was indeed time for me to get working on a tree skirt for our tree.

My daughter thought that our tree wearing a skirt was the funniest thing she had ever heard and could not imagine what this would look like. “Will the skirt cover up the ornaments that I made?”

I headed off to my craft room and pulled out a few fabrics that matched my living room decor. I am obsessed with fabric and sewing, so I just happened to have all the supplies on hand.  But in case you are not a hoarder like me, you will need the following items from the store:

Fabric of your choice (54″ x 54″)
A second fabric for a ruffle (1 yard)
hot glue gun
hot glue
scissors

  1. Begin by folding your main fabric into quarters, then again into a triangle.
  2. Find the corner that has no open corners and cut the corner off about 1″ inward.
  3. Now cut from your top triangle point curved downward to create a megaphone shaped fabric (see illustrations)
  4. Open your folded fabric up half way and cut down one side crease to create an opening to place your skirt around your tree.
  5. Open the skirt the rest of the way. It should resemble a tree skirt already.
  6. Now we will begin adding the ruffles to your tree skirt. Begin by cutting your ruffle fabric into 2″ wide strips.  The length does not matter, but the longer the better.
  7. Use your glue gun and place a bead of glue about 1.5″ from the edge of your skirt.
  8. Start gluing your ruffle fabric to your skirt, pinching the fabric along the way to create a ruffle.
  9. Continue all the way around.
  10. Repeat to create two rows, or more if you’d like.

That’s it! I dressed our tree in its new skirt as Jane remarked how lovely it was and she would now like a matching skirt too please.  So back to the craft room I go. . .

Merry Christmas!
<3 Dick and Jane

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December 6, 2012

Beautiful Tree Skirt Tutorial #TBCcrafters

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  1. Mary Hitchings

    December 6th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Thank you for featuring me this week!

  2. Jamie

    December 6th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful!! Pinned it!!

  3. Ellen Christian

    December 6th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Wow gorgeous! Love the way that looks!

  4. Rose Powell

    December 6th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I admire those that can sew first and foremost, but wait!!! YOU MEAN YOU DIDN’T HAVE to use a sewing machine?? THAT I LOVE! What a beautiful tree skirt, very unique. Thank you so much for sharing. Did the ruffling require some patience or what?

  5. Natalie

    December 6th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    No sewing?! I am in! Love it!

  6. Lois Jones

    December 6th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Love time saving tips, especially ones that looks so good!! Thanks!!

  7. lisa

    December 9th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    This is so pretty!!

  8. Rachee

    December 11th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    So pretty and simple!
    Plus bonus for using a Hot Glue Gun!
    -r