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Christmas Tree Skirt

We are so excited to have the very talented Jenifer Cowles, of Scrapbooking-N-More, guest posting with us!  Maybe you remember her adorable bird cages from our Halloween Challenge?  We are lucky enough to have her guest blogging for us all month long with a series of Christmas decoration tutorials!

So be sure to show her some May Arts love & post your comments!

Christmas Tree Skirt

Hi, Jenifer Cowles from scrapbooking-n-more.com back again with a couple more tutorials for you such as a tree skirt and matching stockings, an Anthropolgie inspired tree topper, ornaments and garland.  This week I will be doing the Tree Skirt.

Materials List:

  • Fleece (you could use felt)
  • Scissors
  • #PV25 3/8" Velvet Woven in red

 

Instructions:

Cut out a Circle I used this beautful cream fleece.  I made my circle 48” in diameter.

 

Cut out a smaller circle in the center and then cut a straight line from the center to the outside edge.  Fleece, like felt is very easy to work with and you don’t have to worry about your edges unraveling, plus its nice and soft.

 

I drew a line about 4” from the outside edge as my guide for the #379-15-25, satin pleats in red.  I love this ribbon it is my all time favorite.  As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  I also sewed down #PV25 3/8", velvet woven, in red in 10” pieces on each side to tie the piece together when it goes around the tree.

You could leave it like this for a nice classy tree skirt.  Up to this point I think it took just a little over an hour to make with very little sewing time involved.  Easy, anyone can make it.

 

Then……

I received my Land of Nod cataloge in the mail and I saw this…

Now how cute is this?  I just new that my plans had changed and with just a little more work I would have something even cuter.  So I pulled out my antique Sizzix (which cuts fabric like butter) and my circle die and started cutting away (my 8 year old daughter helped me with this part)

 

 

Another hour or so later and a little bit more sewing done I had this……

 

I used the largest circle on the Sizzix Die for the polka dots and for the scallop along the border I used the lid to an oatmeal container, with the circle cut in half.  I sewed everything down and now have a super cute tree skirt that I cant wait to use.  Here is a close up.

 

I hope you like my tutorial, I would love to see yours if you make one.  Leave a comment with a link and I will definitely check it out.  Stay Tuned for next week when I show you how to make the matching stockings.

  1. samantha sibbet

    this is wonderful, love the scalloped edge!!

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  2. Donna Przybylowski

    That is a wonderful job on the tree skirt, great design and yhou can’t go wrong using that ribbon, looks perfect!!

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  3. Lexi

    very cute!! I love that land of nod catalog for inspiration too!

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  4. Cynthia B.

    So impressive! I think the dots are the perfect touch…LOVE the pleated ribbon!

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  5. Pam Loris

    Very easy to do! My tree skirt is very old, and would like a new one! Thanks for sharing yours with us! I have the pleated ribbon in brown, and love it! The red is just gorgeous!

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  6. Amy Serbaroli

    Love it!!! So cute and I was just sayin’ that we needed a new tree skirt. Ask and you shall recieve! Thanks for sharing this projec and mini tutorial with us.

    Reply
  7. Charlene

    Very cute! Love the fun circles and the sheen of that beautiful pleated ribbon.

    Reply
  8. Do @ Piggy Bank Parties

    Super cute!

    Reply

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