This year I decided
very last minute recently that I would make a new tree skirt. So I stood in my kitchen with my glue gun, old tree skirt, and fabric in hand and got to work. 4 hours later and a bazillion glue sticks used I have a magnificent tree skirt!!! I love how it turned out. And yes, you can make it too! It's no sew so it's super simple. Some of the fabric I had on hand (the white flannel, and red & white polka dot) the turquoise felt, and red & white floral I bought at Hobby Lobby.
Here's What You Will Need:
* Old tree skirt
(or trace one onto a piece of large felt and cut your own new one out)
* Fabric cut into 2 1/2" wide strips - cut the length to be the longest you can get out of your cut of fabric
(I used about close to 3 yards if not just a bit more, so prepare to have a bit extra to be safe)
* Glue gun
* LOT'S of glue sticks!!!
* Ribbon to coordinate if you want new ties on your skirt
Okay, ready? Set! Go!
Start with your ugly tree skirt!
Cut your fabric, choose as many prints and solids as you like or keep it all one color or just two.
Start on the very bottom at the edge of the opening that ties together. You'll want to overlap the edge of the bottom just a bit so you won't be able to see the old skirt. With your glue gun just start gluing small sections as you go creating ruffles and gluing them down. It really couldn't be any easier! And yes I left my fabric all unfinished, but you could sew finished edges if you really wanted to.
I'm not too worried about the fraying. I kind of like it.
Now just continue to keep layering your fabric while creating ruffles and gluing them down. When you get to the end just trim excess fabric off. If your fabric strips aren't long enough to go the whole distance of the skirt just match your next strip of fabric up to where your previous strip ended and glue down. I had to do this a lot on my red & white floral. You can't even tell. Note: If you do choose to used felt to create a layer of ruffles (which I won't again) glue does create spots through the felt, other fabrics would have been better choices.
Cut off existing ties if they don't match the new colors and just hot glue some new pieces of ribbon in place of the existing ones. I cut mine to be the same length as the previous ties.
When your tree skirt is complete....it should look something like this gorgeous creation!
This one is so cheerful it makes me giddy! I'm so pleased with it, and glad I chose to try it. I will definitely make another one next year to match that color scheme.