Finished DIY tree skirt
I am not a very crafty person, but with pinterest being so popular, it is easier to do more creative things. I have been drooling over these tree skirts, but I cannot sew to save my life. I had to find something that did not require sewing. I found my inspiration here:
I had some burlap at my house from an amazing friend's left over burlap at her wedding. I just love burlap right now. I started out by buying a tree skirt to have a base to glue the fabric strips onto.
-Tree Skirt (I used a $5 felt one from Target)
-Two types of fabric. (I used burlap already had and purchased a red one with white poka dots from Walmart. Depends on the type of year how much the fabric is.
-Hot Glue gun (Got one at Walmart)
-Hot glue (you will use a lot of this so make sure to get more than you need or buy as you go).
Warning: this will take a lot longer than you think. I did this in multiple sittings and days while watching a movie or talking with friends.
You also have to cut the fabric into strips. We just used the length of my thumb to my hand because I am not the greatest with measurements.
I had my amazing sister in law Amberly helped me get started and gave pointers. She cut the ruffled edge so it was a circle and easier to put the fabric on.
Super excited to have started the first red row. I found it helpful to have a magazine or shopping ad on the tree skirt to rest the hot glue gun on. Also, the glue is very stringy and can get on the skirt. So make sure to watch that.
Loving the project lol.
Burlap was a lot trickier. Amberly is helping me here. You have to hold down the burlap after to make sure it holds. I used the scissors and just set them on top after I glued.
Rudy decided to help me by sitting in the middle.
Rudy soaking up the sun
Working hard. Please ignore the post black friday mess and my choice of outfit.
I glued each ruffle section three times. One underneath onto the felt tree skirt.
The second is glueing the ruffle on the bottom
The third is in between the fold ruffle. I am holding it down here. Make sure it is cooling off before you burn your finger. I did that a couple times.
Finished project. FINALLY!
Final project and loved it! It was well worth the hours put in.