Hey Everyone!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In keeping with my childhood tradition, we put up our Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving. In preparation for my decorating extravaganza, I decided to make my own Christmas Tree skirt for next to nothing.
…since tree skirts cost a fortune these days…
This is our second Christmas in our new house and we really didn’t get into the spirit last year. We put up my old faux tree and called it a day. This year, I made Eric promise me that we would get a huge, real Christmas tree. As I was looking for a new tree skirt, I realized that it was silly to pay $50+ on a retail tree skirt, when I could easily make one on my own. I was trying to decide between a white faux fur skirt and doing something a little more interesting. I found this great tutorial decided to try my hand at a white felt tree skirt with a few twists.
I bought about 2 1/2 yards of white felt and measured out a 50 inch diameter circle and carefully cut the circle.
I then cut out the middle to make a doughnut-like shape. I cut out a 4-5 inch diameter for this circle.
The next step is to cut the seam of one side of the circle. This cut is so you can put the skirt around the bottom of the tree.
This was the time consuming part…in order to make the Poinsettia flowers that go around the tree skirt, I had to cut out six leaves for each flower and glue them together with a hot glue gun. I made over 30 flowers, so you can just imagine…
I then glued the flowers around the tree skirt. I glues them close together, in multiple rows, so that they overlapped each other.
While the flowers were drying, I made some felt buttons. I picked up a button making kit at JoAnns for less than $2. The kit allows you to make the buttons with the fabric you are using for a perfect match.
Now, I know that I usually don’t sew, but I had to sew these buttons onto the tree skirt. This is easy, I promise! I just used some white thread, made sure they were attached securely, and that was it!
Now, this was another tricky part. I really wanted to make the button holes with decorative white rope. I bought about a yard of rope, and it was just enough, so if you try this, I would suggest buying a little extra just to be safe. I tied the loops in knots and sewed them to the tree skirt as well.
Because the knots looked a little unfinished, I added some white felt over the top just to give the button loops a more finished look.
That’s all! The tree skirt came out great and it looks amazing with our Christmas tree!
I hope you enjoyed this post!! Come back again soon for a tutorial on how I made my ornaments!