Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tree Skirt

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Inspired by Done Over Decor‘s burlap ruffled tree skirt and motivated by the fact that for the past few years, we have been using my husband’s Florida State blanket as a tree skirt, I decided I could make one! First, I cut a full sized red sheet into 3 inch strips.  Fabric scissors were definitely a must and folding the blanket twice helped keep my cut lines straight and about the same size. 

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Next, i used a Dollar Tree felt tree skirt as a base and heated up the ole glue gun!  The process was pretty simple.  A dot of glue near the top edge of the strip to keep the strip to the skirt.  Then, a dot of glue on the same spot on the strip and fold over a bit of fabric to create a ruffle. 

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The process was repeated to go all the way around the edge.  I noticed that I was making my folds too close together (and using ALOT of glue in the process) so in my next strips, I made them further apart (about an inch).

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Continue around the skirt, gluing and folding, folding and gluing.  I just made sure there was no white showing in between the layers.

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Overall, it only took about an hour total and only sacrificed a few fingertips with hot glue gun burns.  Well worth it! Especially the cost!  $1.00 for the felt skirt, an old sheet, and 1 package of mini glue sticks = about $2.50 total! Yeah, I made that! (PS. Looks much more festive then a FSU fleece blanket with a Seminole head staring out from under my 7 foot Frasier! Camera decided to die, so picture coming soon..)

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