Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sophisticated Tree Skirt Diy

This weekend I went out looking for a tree skirt to replace my fake snow blanket that I usually use.  I couldn't find anything in the colors I wanted because by the second week of Christmas, the stores are focusing on Valentine's Day!  I hate that!  Ok I'm exaggerating- there's still some Christmas decor available but all the good stuff is basically gone at my local stores.  No worries though because I figured I would try my hand at making a tree skirt myself.

I rushed right home with unrelated purchases in hand and set out to make this.



Guess what I used to make it?  A curtain!  Yes a curtain.  I found this one curtain panel at Ross in the clearance section for $2.00 and at the time I didn't know what I would do with it, but I liked the pattern and the weight of the fabric and I felt at worst I would make some pillows out of it.  I just couldn't pass up such a large piece of fabric at $2.00!  


So here's what I did.  First I laid out the fabric and cut out a circle using my little snow blanket tree skirt.  



I cut around the pattern of the little snow blanket tree skirt.  Then I cut out a ruffle piece that was twice the circumference of the snow skirt.  

I sewed the ruffle piece around the edge and then I hemmed everything.  This took only about 20 minutes and cost less than $2.00 because I still have a ton of curtain fabric left over for another project.  

I like the simplicity of it.  

I think it suits my little tree.  


Nydia 8)

1 comment:

  1. Love the pattern on your tree skirt. What a great find!

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