Day 36: Happy Christmas Tree Skirt!

Day 36: Happy Christmas! Add a little handmade skirt to your Christmas tree. I’m absolutely in love with this skirt. It makes me happy to see it under my tree. I do think it’s a good project for beginner sewers (like myself).

Supplies: 

– 2 yards of felt (or 1 yard, I doubled up my felt to make it thicker, the skirt will be about 36 inches in diameter)

– Roughly 3 1/2 yards of pom pom ball fringe (this circumference is based on my lame math skills… plus adding a bit more)

Fabric glue

– Sequin strand: Depending on what you’re spelling, about 3 – 4 yards

– A string and pencil

– Scissors

Directions:

– First, decide if you’d like the felt doubled up or not. I wanted my skirt to be thicker, so I laid one yard of fabric on top of another yard of fabric. Fold this into quarters.

– Tie the pencil to the end of your string. Hold the end of the string at the center of the folded corner, trace a line at the other end of the felt. This should create a curved line. Cut that out.

– Grab a bowl, you’ll use this to trace the center hole of your tree skirt. Trace on the folded corner of your felt (see picture below) and then cut it out.

– Grab a ruler, trace a straight line from the edge of the outside circle to the inside circle. Cut that out.

– Pin your pom pom fringe to the outside circle, the inside circle, and the straight line you cut.

– Hop on your sewing machine and sew that fringe! It’s a bit time consuming, and the fringe is hard to keep in place on the felt… but, other than that, it’s pretty simple.

– When your pom poms are sewn on, let’s write a sequined greeting on your tree skirt! I chose, “Happy Christmas”. I free handed this… but, you’re more than welcome to use a pencil and lightly write out your words. Use the fabric glue to glue down your words.

– Let this dry overnight, and you’re done!

The only thing I will do different next time, is NOT go with a cream color. While at the fabric store, I must have forgotten about the 2 cats I have. They LOVE laying on tree skirts. Sooo… yeah. Cream + dark haired cats = messy. Oh well. I still love it.

– Chelsey

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5 Comments on "Day 36: Happy Christmas Tree Skirt!"


Guest
December 13, 2012

LOVE this! Pompom trim is soooo fun!

Guest
December 7, 2012

Love it! I love the sequin writing and the pom-poms. I hear you about the cats under the tree- one of mine has taken up permanent residence under ours-I think we'll have to leave a clear spot once we start adding presents under there! When I was a kid, our cats used to actually climb up in our tree!!

Guest
December 6, 2012

Very pretty! We can't seem to find our old tree skirt (which is fine with me!) so I have been thinking of making a new one.

Guest
December 7, 2012

I didn't like my old one… I bought it in college. 😉

Guest
December 6, 2012

love this!