I love a beautiful tree skirt. There are so many gorgeous ones to choose from in any colour, size and material you can think of. And also, I don’t what one of those.
Since the Mr and I got married he insisted we get a real tree. I grew up with an artificial tree (except for one year where my grandparents bought a 12 foot huge tree and it was crooked and we had to tie it to a staircase and then it died a week before Christmas) so sap, needles and spilling tree water we a non-issue.
Now that I have a handful of year with a real tree under my belt I know how messy they are. Some years the tree is perfect, not a problem. But most years we pick a lemon that drips sap, or dries up and drops all its needles or refuses to drink and we notice only when the stand is over flowing with sappy water. A beautiful tree skirt wouldn’t last too long and would be full of needles and sap before we open a single gift.
So I save myself the 50+ dollars and embellish my own inexpensive tree skirt into something beautiful yet inexpensive.
To make you own you will need:
- Felt Tree Skirt (or an old tree skirt or fabric you have cut to size). Mine was $5.98 from Walmart
- Pompom Ribbon Trim – $2.98 from Walmart
- Glue Gun
The skirt I bought had a nice scalloped edge but if yours does not, you can always fold it into quarters and cut your own with some good craft or fabric scissors.
I then hot glued the pompom trim along the edges of the skirt, one scallop at a time. This was the hardest and most time consuming part but still only clocked me 20 minutes of time and 2 burnt fingertips.
Once finished and the glue is dried and cool, pick off any of those annoying hot glue strings.
And voila! A new tree skirt for under $10 dollars. You can add more embellishments if you like or you can keep it simple like I have. I think a family monogram would look super nice on a simple tree skirt as well! The kids think this one looks like Mr. Claus’s dress!
I hung this over the mantle just to have a look at it, but I will update with how it looks around the tree in a few weeks!
Happy Holiday Crafting!
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