Young and Crafty Sisters: Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt {No Sew}

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt {No Sew}


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After approximately 30 glue sticks, a bruised index finger, and about 3-4 Netflix episodes of Gossip Girl, I now I have the most beautiful tree skirt imaginable.

I found this gorgeous tree skirt from Miss Mustard Seed and knew that I MUST make it. I never really liked our tree skirt before. It was a cheap one that looked like Santa. Fluffy and red with white trim. So I pinned it to my “To Do List” board and dreamed about making my own. (Follow me on Pinterest HERE)

While I loved the version from Miss Mustard Seed, it was a little to shabby chic for my tree.  So I scoured Christmas fabrics at Hancock’s and found one that I loved. You can’t go wrong with red and white!

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I grabbed some curtains that I wasn’t using and sewed them to make a 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 square. It doesn’t matter what it looks like because it will be covered up by beautiful ruffles!

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I followed the tutorial on how to cut the tree skirt. I had 2 yards of fabric for the ruffles.

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I cut my strips of fabric in 4 in. strips so that it wouldn’t take me 10 years to finish this thing. Squirt a line of hot glue.

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And then squish the fabric together to form ruffles. I didn’t worry about fray checking the edges. I hope that it does start to fray a little on all the edges! That and maybe I was too lazy to put fray stuff around ALL the edges. :)

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After finishing round one, I knew I had seriously underestimated how much fabric this would take! That’s when I decided to improvise and alternate with the print and white. I used more of my leftover curtain and used white next.

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And the rest is history. This skirt took about 3 hours to make. Maybe more. I sort of lost track of time.

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Oh I just love, love, love it! It looks so luxurious to me!

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And here is the whole tree!

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Much better than my old Santa skirt. Now all it needs is presents!

Have you tried making your own tree skirt?


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