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