Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Deck the Halls {Ruffle Tree Skirt}

This year while I was pinning away at my Christmas Inspiration, I ran across a few ruffled tree skirts that I loved. They seemed simple enough (no sewing) so I thought I would give it a try!

 My method for making the skirt is from Miss Mustard Seed's tutorial for HGTV.
Miss Mustard Seed via HGTV
I started with a 5' x 5' drop cloth that I found in the paint department at Home Depot.
Home Depot
And I followed MMS's directions on cutting it into a circle and ended up with this... (She says use 4 1/2' x 4 1/2' fabric to start. I didn't worry about this and that might have been why I ran into my problems!)
I started with 5 yards of a cream muslin-like fabric and cut that into 3" strips. (MMS says it only takes 4 yards so I thought I had plenty). My 5 yards only covered a little less than half of my tree skirt.... I don't know if I made my ruffles too small and close or if that 6" difference to begin with mattered that much. So I went back and bought about 3 more yards of fabric...

I started by making a line of hot glue about 1 1/2" up from the edge of my circle and ruffling the fabric as I went.
I started with small, tight ruffles but soon realized after I started to layer that I could make larger ruffles and the end result was the same. This made the fabric stretch a little farther...

 And I just kept doing that until the entire skirt was ruffled!
It took quite a while and I broke it up over a couple of days but I think it is totally worth it!

Berkley even likes the skirt too!!
Isn't he such a cutie!


Linking up with:
Centsational Girl
The Southern Product Queen 
Bower Power Christmas Crafts

Tip Junkie handmade projects

9 comments:

  1. Wow, this turned our perfect! Totally worth the time .... it's so cute, and so festive :)

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  2. Thanks for visiting BeBookBound. That is SOOOO cute! And the muslin ornaments would coordinate beautifully! Now I feel like I need to go buy me a lot more muslin and make one of these... Thanks for filling up my Tuesday- haha :)

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  3. I'm having a linky party right now on my blog! I would love it if you would link up your holiday stuff! So cute! Here is my link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/13/linky-party/ Thanks!

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  4. Your tree skirt turned out so nice, and what a cute pup! My tree skirts are burlap tossed under one, ticking under another, and my grandmas flannel blanket wrapped around a third. Maybe one day I will try to make a real skirt! The ruffles are wonderful!!!

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  5. Your tree skirt turned out so beautifully! I made one this year too, it was a lot of work, but definitely worth it!!

    Merry Christmas

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  6. You did a beautiful job! I love her tutorial!

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