Hey Friends! Long time no write, I know. Thanksgiving Vacation was so nice I didn’t want to come back to reality. I had hoped to have this post up Tuesday, but while we were recovering from our 11 our drive home from Phoenix, our friends back in NorCal had their second baby and we just had to come see this sweetie. So we’ve been traveling, and trying to keep the family going, and the projects just had to hold off until today. BTW, the baby is ADORBS!
If you’re like me, and you haven’t finished putting up your Christmas decor, or your feeling like the look just isn’t complete, today’s post is for you. KD has outdone herself with a fabulous DIY tree skirt perfect for making a simple tree even more cozy and chic. It’s easy, quick, and well worth 30 minute of your time.
*stick pins or chalk
*one yard fabric of your choosing (we used one yard of ivory swirl faux fur from Joann’s
*$1 tree skirt from Dollar Tree as a pattern for the material
Step 1: place fabric on opposite side of fur on a flat surface.
Step 2: pin mock tree skirt pattern to the fabric. Or if you don’t have pins, you can trace the skirt on the fabric with chalk. Just an alternative option for those who are not familiar with using stick pins.
Step 3: faux fur or fabric of choice should be facing down ward. This will insure that the fabric won’t be disturbed while cutting. Remember fur isn’t flat, so it may move as you cut.
Step 4: Cut the fabric along the mock tree skirt pattern, like shown in the photo. This will insure a precise rounded cut of the material of choice.
Step 5: After you’ve cut along the mock tree skirt pattern. Remove all pins.
Step 6: Once you’ve removed all pins. Throw the fabric in dryer on low heat/ gentle cycle. This help with the shedding from cutting the fabric. 10-15mins should be fine.
Step 7: You can stop here and be done. Or you can take a step further and cut a straight line down the middle. You can sew on a snap button to each side. This will insure that you can securely open and close the close. It’s an extra step, but not necessary.
So there you have it! It’s so simple, right? A great decorative addition to your Christmas look. Isn’t it sweet? Below is the Before/After, just to give you a peak at the final look.
I hope todays post has inspired the DIYer in you! It only takes about 30 minutes and it adds a beautiful dimension to the holiday look. This design technique is very versatile and can be adjusted to work for whatever your material of choice may be. So get to creating and be sure to share your looks with us on Instagram, or email us your pictures!
Have a beautiful day! Can’t wait to see you back here soon!
Shell & KD
Watch KD decorate her tree from start to finish here
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