No-Sew Ruffle Tree Skirt

This year I was determined to make my own tree skirt to go under our cute, skinny Christmas tree. After seeing quite a few ruffled tree skirts on Pinterest, I gathered inspiration and drew up a plan. Here's how it turned out.




I referenced two tutorials during the process of building this gorgeous thing. The first tutorial comes from The Crafted Sparrow, where this beautiful and bright tree skirt resides. 

View it on Pinterest
I also used some tips from a tutorial at The Johnston's , where Ashley created her own no-sew ruffle tree skirt. 

View it on Pinterest

Both tutorials use a great no-sew method with easy to follow directions. I chose red cotton and burlap fabric and purchased a tree skirt from the dollar store to use as my base. 


I just followed the tutorials, cutting my fabric into strips and using hot glue to secure them to my tree skirt base. I did find that Ashley, from the Johnston's, gave a really important tip when working with burlap. You need to pin your ruffles in place before you glue it down. I liked this method so much, I used it on my red cotton fabric as well. 


It was a time consuming project. With interruptions it took me about 2 1/2 hours. I didn't know how much of my fabric I would need, so I only cut a few strips at a time. I am glad I did, as I ended up with quite a bit extra. 

A few burnt and poked fingers and about 30 mini glue sticks later, I had a gorgeous, homemade tree skirt! 


I didn't sew ties to mine, but I really love the twine that Ashley used on hers. I might go back and add some later. I just love the way it looks under our tree. 


Now we just need to get our decorations put on the tree! Oh yeah, and put some presents under there. :D

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4 comments:

The Crafted Sparrow said...

You did great! I love it! Thank you again for your kind words and I'm so glad you liked my skirt enough to make your own!!! :) Have a super awesome week!

Katie said...

Wow, I'm so impressed with that Kara! I kept thinking how on earth can that be a no-sew project? Glue sticks! Brilliant.

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

This turned out so cute! I'd love to see you link this post up at the December Sharing Time Linky Party! http://heathernow.blogspot.com/2011/12/sharing-time-december-2011.html
Merry Christmas!
~Heather

customcakegirl said...

I'm doing this this year for Dillon's first Christmas! :) Thanks Kara!!!