Christmas Tree Skirt

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have had the same tired tree skirt since 2005...not to mention, the poor thing isn't the prettiest. It's a fluffy white, glittery piece of fabric that is supposed to look like snow.
This year will be the first Christmas we spend in our new home and I would like to make my own NEW Christmas Tree skirt this year :)
Here are some simple DIYs that I found! 

Red and White Fleece Tree Skirt - This cute tree skirt is made with red and white fleece. The skirt is red while it is embellished with snowflakes and snowmen! So many details make this a beautiful tree skirt to add to your decor. Give your gifts a cozy place to rest until Christmas.

Fuzzy Fleece Tree Skirt
©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
Fuzzy Fleece Tree Skirt

You'll Need:
  • 2 yards red fleece
  • 2 yards white fleece
  • String
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk
  • Fabric scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread: red, white
  • 2 squares red craft felt
  • 3 squares green craft felt
  • 4 squares white craft felt (if desired, buy extra squares for snowflakes)
  • Craft glue
  • 12 black buttons, 1/2 inch each
  • Black fabric marker
  • Hot glue gun, glue sticks!!
To Make Fuzzy Fleece Tree Skirt:
  1. With fleece folded in half as it came off the bolt, fold it in half again, matching cut ends. Take bottom corner at fold of short edge, and bring it to long edge of fold.
    Fuzzy Fleece Tree Skirt
    ©2006 Publications International, Ltd.

    Fold bottom corner to long edge.
  2. Tie 50-inch length of string to piece of chalk, hold down string at point of fleece, and pull taut. Swing chalk in arc around bottom edge to mark off curve. Cut on curve to create circular skirt.
    Fuzzy Fleece Tree Skirt
    ©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
    Use chalk to mark off curve.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with white fleece. Pin red and white circles together.

  4. Cut 1-inch-wide strips 5 inches long through both layers of fleece. Knot matching red and white strips together.
    Fuzzy Fleece Tree Skirt
    ©2006 Publications International, Ltd.
    Knot red and white strips together.
  5. Use sewing machine to stitch 2 straight lines 1/2 inch apart from edge to center of skirt. (Use red thread in top of machine and white in bobbin.) Cut between stitched lines toward center to create skirt opening. Make 7-inch circle in middle of skirt with chalk. (You can use string as you did in step 2 to make a small circle.)

  6. Sew around circle, and cut out inner circle with pinking shears.

  7. Copy and cut out patterns. Download tree skirt patterns here. Cut out snowmen and holly designs from felt. Glue snowmen to red side of fleece and holly berries and leaves to white side of fleece with craft glue. Hot glue black buttons on snowmen. Use fabric marker to draw snowman eyes. (Note: Spot wash only with mild soap and water.)

Easy Tree Skirt Variation
Adirondack Tree Skirt
Felt Flakes
Ring Around the Evergreen
Tree Skirt

72" square of red felt
Chalk marking pencil
1 yd of string
Tracing paper
1⁄4 yd of white felt
White yarn
Fabric glue
White pompoms in various sizes
1. Fold red felt in quarters. Tie string to pencil; pin other end of string to folded corner of felt. Keeping string taut, move pencil to mark quarter-circle along edge of felt.
2. Cut along marked line through all 4 layers.
3. At folded corner, cut out a 1"-deep quarter-circle (makes a 4" center opening). Open out felt. Cut from outer edge to inner circle to form tree skirt.
4. Glue white yarn in a vine design about 2" from the edge of the tree skirt.
5. Draw leaf shapes onto tracing paper; cut out. Cut about 16 white felt leaves. Glue onto skirt near yarn.
6. For berries, glue pompoms in various sizes in clusters around the skirt.

Read more:
Christmas Crafts at - Easy Christmas Tree Skirt Ideas - Woman's Day

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