I've never had a Christmas tree skirt. Isn't that crazy? But I've never been able to find one that I like. Most of them are too small and if I'm going to pay a lot of money for something (like the really huge nice ones) I've got to LOVE it. And I never found the right one. Now, I'm glad I never settled :)
So when I saw this tutorial (click here for the link), I knew I was on to something. It was exactly what I was looking for, I could customize the size & I had all of the materials on hand. Yay!
I started with a 9 X 12 drop cloth from Walmart (about 14.99). I followed the tutorial to cut it into the biggest circle I could get, then added the slit for the tree trunk.
(I'm not going to go into laborious detail, since the tutorial does that for you!)
Then I ripped lengths of various neutral shades of linen. No precision at all. Then, starting at the outside, I glued them onto the drop cloth, bunching as I went, with hot glue.
I didn't do the ruffles like the tutorial said to do them ~ I really did more of a pleat thing, since it took less time. You could also do the ruffles on your sewing machine if you wanted.
It took me less than two hours and I am so thrilled with it! The cats love it too :) That is why there are no close-ups, because it has kitty fur on it now. See below (with the usual disclaimer about the iphone pictures)...
We have a 9.5' tree ~ I know its hard to tell the size without anything to relate it to, but this thing is big!
Do you see who I see?
In other news, look what I learned to do with my Silhouette?? Happiness!!
I am so tickled with this project!
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