Let me start of by saying
Now thats out of the way, let's talk Christmas!
I absolutely love Christmas and I am actually even listening to Christmas music right now while I write this post.
Last weekend my sisters and my mom got together for a craft day. Oh how I love our family craft days.
My sister Carla worked on the baby booties that she sells. They are so cute!
My sister Tracy also worked on a Christmas Tree Skirt. She created her pattern from scratch with her Sillhouette software. She is a pretty smart cookie!
My Mom was crocheting a scarf. She is pretty talented too even though she wont admit it.
I wanted to make a Christmas Tree Skirt and found this little beauty on Pinterest. This one is made by Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S.
I love all of the ruffles and the best part is, it is NO SEW! I love those two little words. AND I could use my current UGLY Tree skirt as the base and hot glue my ruffles onto that.
This is my tree skirt BEFORE
And this is the AFTER. I think there is a huge improvement!
I told my husband the only proper wayt to take a picture of the skirt would be to put the Christmas tree up, but he didn't go got it. I tried.
I started by picking my fabric. I know on Pinterest there are several different styles of this No Sew Ruffled Christmas Tree Skirt and I couldn't decide if I wanted to use burlap, muslin, satin, cotton, or a combination. Then I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby and I knew right away it was going to be my Christmas Tree Skirt.
I can't remember the exact name of the fabric but it is a heavy cotton almost like a canvas.
I cut the fabric into 3 inch wide strips and got on the floor with my glue gun, lots of glue sticks, and my ugly old tree skirt.
I started at the bottom of the skirt alternating the two colors in rows until I got to the center. If you look at the very center it doesn't match perfectly but I figure that will be right under the center of the tree and most people don't crawl around under there (unless of course you are a small white Chihuahua dog that lives in my house. She loves to hang out under the Christmas Tree, but I don't think she will point it out to anyone either).
I absolutely love how it turned out and even my husband said it was a HUGE improvement, and that is saying something.
The tutorial did say that you would need a total of about 4 yards but I had at least 3/4 yard of EACH of my pieces of fabric. So I guess it depends on how wide you cut your strips and how close you put your ruffles.