My husband and I love the holidays. One of our favorite things about the holidays is finding the perfect Christmas tree. For us, the perfect tree is the biggest, fullest, most beautiful tree we can find. A few years back, I bought a tree skirt and every year I pull that dang thing out, I ask myself, why on earth did I buy this? It is small, boring, and it barely covers the tree stand. This year, I started looking to buy a new tree skirt, and was shocked at some of the prices. Every skirt that I liked cost over $100. Seriously!
I noticed that I was really drawn to hand-crafted skirts that I found on Etsy. After some thought, I decided I would make one myself this year. I figured I could bust out the sewing machine and give it a go. I started looking online for some patterns and came across a few different tutorials on no-sew tree skirts. I was sold, since I can’t remember how to thread the bobbin on my machine, and let’s face it, I’m not very good at sewing. No-sew was definitely right up my alley. Today I will share my experience, the how-to and the final product with all of you. This was a fairly easy project, and the result is a beautiful cream and burlap ruffled tree skirt. The total cost to make was around $50.00. Not bad! If I was able to make this, anyone can.
I used this tutorial from HGTV as a base for my design, and made adjustments to the size (since I like a bigger skirt); I also added some burlap, because, like most people these days, I am really into burlap!
Materials I Used
- 6′ x 6′ canvas cloth (I bought a canvas painters drop cloth and cut to 6′ x 6′)
- 3-½ yards burlap
- 3-½ yards of cream colored fabric
- A spool of cream ribbon, cut in to 8 strips measuring 9″ each
- Hot glue gun and glue
1. Fold the 6’x 6′ canvas fabric into quarters to make a square.
7. Preheat hot glue gun.
8. Apply a line of hot glue about an inch and half from the top.
9. Pinch and gather cream colored fabric and press down on to glue until circle is complete.
10. Repeat step 8 and 9 with burlap fabric.
11. Continue adding ruffles and altering fabric until skirt is complete.