Happy DIY Wednesday, on this horribly rainy day! Seriously, days like this should be auto-PTO for everyone. Anyway, as promised, I will be sharing my own DIY tutorial today – something I actually made from Pinterest!
DIY No-sew Ruffled Tree Skirt Tutorial
– 5 X 5 Canvas Drop Cloth
– 3-5 Yards of Fabric [Depends on how many ruffles you make … I only did 3 ruffles and I used anoter canvas drop cloth as my ‘fabric choice’ since I wanted a neutral, sturdier, almost burlap-like skirt]
– LOTS of hot glue & a hot glue gun
– Sturdy scissors
I started out using this DIY No-sew Ruffled Tree Skirt tutorial [via My Crazy Life blog]. The tutorial said it took her 5 hours to make – and I scoffed. 5 hours? No way … but boy was I wrong :)
The first few steps were taken right from the tutorial:
1. Start out by making sure the canvas is square by folding into even quarters.
2. Then fold the square one more time into a triangle to cut the canvas into a circle. [I totally eye-balled this … the first time I didn’t cut it small enough, so I re-folded and cut it again, I also roughly measured the diameter of my tree stand/stump to guestimate the circle needed for the center circle of the skirt]
3. Then cut a straight line from the edge of the tree skirt to the center circle, so that you can get the skirt around your tree!
*For the rest of this DIY No-sew Ruffled Tree Skirt tutorial – please click inside to read more!!*
4. To make a fastener, I used two small slits and tied a ribbon strip in each slit at the top and base of the skirt. Then tie the ribbon into a bow to close the skirt.
5. Now comes the fun part – making the ruffles. First cut your fabric of choice into 2-3 inch wide strips.
6. Fire up the hot glue gun, and get ruffling – this is where the time consumption comes into play. It is pretty tedious having to hot clue each ruffle. Especially for me because the canvas I used as my fabric was so thick!
7. I quickly decided after round-1 of ruffles [and just over an hour later], that I wasn’t going to do an entirely ruffled skirt – so I just did three layers of ruffles, and then decided to finish the center cut and the ruffles by using the hem from the canvas. I cut the hem off and then hot glued it around the top hole.
8. And then I did the same thing with the hem along the top of the third ruffle. Finally, just about 4 hours or so later, I finished my version of a DIY No-sew Ruffled Tree Skirt:
**So, 4 hours and a few hot glue fun burns, I finished – what do you think?!**
Feel free to share your DIY tree skirt, or DIY christmas projects with me – or on our Facebook page!
Also handy for tree skirts are old bridesmaids dresses. I am currently using an old David’s Bridal long skirt from their separates collection as my tree skirt. It works well because the fabric has enough luster to match the rest of the Christmas decorations and there is plenty of tulle in the petticoat to give it some shape.
that is SUCH a great idea Liz!!! Thanks for sharing :) Beautiful fabric/colors usually leftover from bmaids dresses for sure!
I must do this! Out Christmas tree is hanging out in the nude and needs a skirt ;) Thanks for the amazing post :D
Ruffles!!!! This is so cute!
eeeeffff, I wish I’d seemd this last week! We JUST bought our tree skirt. Dangit!
Oooh! This is so cute! LOVE!
Ummm, this is just what I need!!! Going to try it in red. Thanks!
How darling!! Good job! :)