make: christmas tree skirts
this is luke and mine's second christmas together and it is still just as much fun as our first one was. i love it because we get a REAL christmas tree and it makes the house smell sooo good. i can't get enough. my parents had started putting up a fake tree in the last few years and christmas just doesn't feel quite the same without a real tree. i made a fun christmas tree skirt to cover up the plastic stand we got and am sharing the details below!
fancy christmas tree skirt
supplies you will need:
- skirt fabric
- fancy embellishment
i wanted a muslin looking skirt, but none of the muslin at the craft store was thick enough. so i bought the muslin i liked and paired it with a layer of fluff that was thick enough for me. (like all my fancy terminology?) if you find a perfect fabric that doesn't need another layer, making the skirt will be a lot easier for you. i used a 3' x 3' foot square of fabric for my skirt. (i suggest you making yours bigger, maybe 4' x 4', see my notes at the end)
after pinning the two layers of fabric together, i folded it into quarters. i drew an arch that would fold out to be a circle, like in the picture above. (i just eyeballed this). i cut along the line i drew and had a circle!
with your fabric still folded into quarters, i drew another arch four inches from the fold, or what would be the center of the circle. after this, i opened the circle up so it lay flat and then cut a straight line from the outer edge to the inner edge. this will allow your circle up so you can wrap it around your tree.
i cut four pieces of ribbon to tie the skirt together with. i burned the edges of the ribbon so it wouldn't fray. i lined up the ribbons and pinned one ribbon to each end of the circle, placing them on the backside of the fabric.
after this was done, i sewed around the whole edge of the circle with a zig zag stitch to bind the two layers of fabric together. i also sewed over the ribbons, which put them in place so they are ready to be tied!
i bought a fancy glitter embellishment and attached it to the edge of the skirt with hot glue. i love hot glue!
and voila! you have a fancy christmas tree skirt that will help you celebrate the season for years to come!
to be completely honest and at risk of discrediting myself as a "craft blogger", here are the things that i would do differently next time: cut a bigger hole for the tree and make the skirt longer. the inner hole that i cut (the part that wraps around the tree) was not big enough for the tree we got. i basically just tie the ribbons together and it looks like a mess up close, but from far away the skirt looks great. and the skirt isn't long enough and you can't really make it out form under the trees branches. but honestly, the christmas tree skirt should be covered with presents anyway, right? haha. anyways, i am learned a lot from making this skirt and i think it looks pretty cute anyway. i mean, cute enough, right?
xo, hope you and your loved ones are having a lot of fun celebrating the season together!