I love Christmas. It’s actually one of my favorite holidays. Each year, we spend time as a family crafting because I love creating handmade items. Some of those items are gifts while others become a part of our decorations year after year. As a result, I wanted to share how to create a new Christmas tree skirt for your home. I thought it would be fun to bring in the trendy farmhouse chic look and come up with an easy and inexpensive and easy way to pretty up the tree this year. I had so much fun making this tree skirt that I thought you might like to make one too!
The Christmas tree skirt took about an hour to complete and I tried to use items that I had around the house. It all started with a large roll of burlap that I happened to have left over in the garden shed. Burlap is not expensive and can even be found at your local fabric store. It comes folded in half on a fabric bolt and typically is no more than a few dollar a yard.
To make this Christmas tree skirt, you will need 8 feet of burlap, 25 feet of velvet ribbon and 60 inches of peel and stick velcro, sewing machine and red matching thread. Lucky for me, I even found velcro in a similar color to the burlap. That was an awesome find.
Surprisingly, there is actually very little sewing involved. I only decided to sew the velvet ribbon onto the burlap as a trim as an after thought. Sometimes when figuring out how a craft comes together, in this case I thought that I could use fabric glue for the ribbon on the burlap. Truthfully, I didn’t have great success with that. I thought that the ribbon would not adhere nicely to the burlap. If you do decide to try the fabric glue route anyway, I would allow the glue to dry overnight before assembling the skirt.
There are a few more steps to complete this tree skirt and I was so thrilled to create this beautiful tree skirt for HGTV. I just love the way it came out. It is so simple but so elegant at the same time. I love how it accents the tree and doesn’t take away from the tree’s natural beauty.
Now all that is left for us is to decorate the tree this weekend with the ornaments! Are you doing your tree this weekend too? Does it have a theme? What are your favorite ornaments. Leave a comment below to share with me your holiday traditions. For the full tutorial on how to make this tree skirt for your home, please visit my Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial on HGTV. I’ve shared all the steps complete with photos there. Finally for those of you curious, I’ve shared where you can find the supplies online, if you can’t find them locally. Happy crafting!
For more Christmas Crafts from me, please check out these other fun and festive ideas.