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Christmas Tree Skirt

Christmas is right around the corner. Is your tree up yet?Is the bottom of the tree naked?

Cover that poor thing up with a tree skirt. Sheesh. :)

A very basic, yet classy tree skirt.

I have had several requests on how to make one……so here is a very simple solution. You’re going to love how easy this is. And how many ways you can personalize it and make it your own.

I stopped by Hancock Fabric and checked out their clearanced upholstery fabrics…..and found a Christmas-y color. This fabric was 60 inches wide and I bought 2 yards for a couple of dollars. And this made a good sized tree skirt. Probably perfect for a 6-7 foot tree. Anything larger, and you would need to piece fabric together to make it bigger. Then I found upholstery/curtain trimming on sale for 80% off. So it ended up being about $1.25 a yard. I used about 4 yards.

So first, cut a circle out of your material…(find the center, pin it and then measure out the same distance from the center pin all the way around in a circle, pinning along the way. Then cut out along the outer pins.)

Then place a bowl (about the same size as you’d like your center hole where the tree trunk will go) over the center pin and cut a straight line in towards the bowl…

…..and then cut around the bowl.

Then, sew some double folded bias tape around the center circle. (I used some scrap bias tape and didn’t quite have enough, so mine doesn’t quite reach the ends…..but it will do.)

Then fold the edges of the two straight edges under a 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch. Sew into place.

Then turn under the edges of the outer circle a 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch. Sew into place.

Then attach your trimming to the outer circle. And that’s it.

Easy, simple, and perfect.


Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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