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

  • Corey Moortgat on said:

    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!!

  • Crystalyn Bryan on said:

    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.

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