Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt


This past weekend I tried my hand at the ever popular no-sew Christmas tree skirt that is all over Pinterest.  It was made by one of my absolute favorite home decor bloggers, Miss Mustard Seed.  I'm not at all going to pretend like this was my idea.  She did a tutorial for HGTV that you can follow to make your own like I did.  But I will be honest, it. takes. hours.


It is a lot of work.  It's a ton of cutting and a ton of glue burns on your hands.  I tweeted a picture of my finished skirt and had a few people ask if they could pay me to make one for them.  It's not that it's at all hard, because it's not, but most people don't have 6+ hours to lay on their living room floor gluing ruffles. 


It's very sturdy- I made a mistake on one of my ruffles and had to stand on it to pull the ruffle off.  It might be possible to make in other colors too, if natural linen isn't your thing.

If you would like for me to make you one, I have made an ETSY store to sell them.

15 comments:

  1. you could try doing a gathering stick, and then gluing the layers on top of one another, would be much easier! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070224102014AAH3GLv

    very cute!

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  2. whhhhatttttttt? this is to die for!! so glad you shared this - - while my old self would pay you the $100 and have one shipped to my humble abode, the new "stay-at-home mommyness" in me says that I should attempt it on my own!

    ekkk! i'm excited!

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  3. Wow - I saw this on pinterest earlier today, but didn't click through to see it was yours. Beautiful!

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  4. I love it! I have been wanting to attempt this too, but with three kids running around me I wonder what it would look like in the end! lol

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  5. I'm seriously impressed with your all of your Christmas crafting! Your tree skirt turned out perfectly!

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  6. oh my, that is gorgeous! i like the simplicity of it - although it sounds like it wasn't so simple to make! :)

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  7. This skirt makes me want to convert and celebrate xmas!

    www.modernhousewivery.com

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  8. Your looks gorgeous!! Weren't you tempted to try it on? :) I have had people as me to make one for them as well, but I think one is enough.

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  9. It really is beautiful. Can you tell me what the diameter of your finished skirt is? And what size piece of canvas did you begin with? Thanks for the help.
    Gina

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  10. I loved your skirt so much that I decided to make my own! I featured you on my blog http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/10/no-sew-ruffle-christmas-tree-skirt.html# If for any reason you want me to remove your feature please let me know. Don't forget to stop by and grab a feature button! Your deserve it!

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  11. Love this! Looks like I'm a year late, but better late than never :). I wonder if it would be faster to sew it than mess with all the hot glue? I think I may try that.

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  12. How many yards of material did you use? Please, I hope you will answer very soon. thank you.

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  13. I'm doing it and I got short with the fabric :( 4 yards wasn't enough for me lol!. BTW thanks very much for sharing the link with me ;)

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