If you didn’t already know- Christmas is my favourite time of the year. So here comes another Christmas craft – DIY tree skirt.
This will be the first year we will be using a Christmas tree skirt. Since being in our new house, majority of the rooms are carpeted, including our living room. So, to prevent any water or wax damages from the tree, we will put this little beauty under the tree.
I do think that originally this was meant to be tied over the tree stand to cover the base, but I will be using it slightly differently.
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So… Let’s get started.
- Blank Christmas tree skirt/ blanket (I cannot remember where I got mine from, only know I got it in last years Christmas sales, could have been Hobbycraft, Dunelm or Aldi). I have been trying to find blank one online, but unable- worth checking your local craft store. Mine was in a sale and I paid about £3 for it.
- 2/3 colours of wool, for the thickness- pick what you think will suit best for your design.
- needle (I got mine from Dunelm, not the correct one I believe)
- Craft pom poms
- Jingle bells
Lay your tree skirt on the floor and have a look what design you want to go for. As you can see, I went for Christmas tree design, once I ironed the skirt, I sketched out tree shapes on the canvas. Make sure you go over with your pencil few times so you can clearly see the lines.
Depending on how many colours and how many trees you are going for, decide which colour each tree will be & start stitching. I just went for the most basic stitch, I don’t even know if this is a proper stitch to be honest. But it worked for me.
After I’ve done all three trees, I went around the edge to make it nicer & neater (hopefully). It also added a bit of extra Christmas feel with the red & white candy cane look.
I laid out all the pom poms I wanted to use for each tree at a time and sawed them on. I suppose you can do this with fabric glue, but I don’t have that at hand and I’ve never worked with it. For me the safer option was thread & needle.
Sew on the jingle bells. I only added them to the tips of each branch, but you can add as many as you’d like.
And that’s it, your easy DIY tree skirt is done. I am still not 100% convinced either way about the back part of the skirt whether to leave it empty or add something in. What do you think? (leave a comment). The part that took the most time was the stitching, but I made sure I watched couple of movies while I was doing that.
Sewing, cross stitching and stitching isn’t my strong suit at all and this is my first DIY/ craft attempt at it, but I am very pleased with the result. It fits within our Christmas colours and it has that rustic – country feel, which I absolutely love.
What do you think how I did? Any advice for my next attempt at stitching and working with cloth?
If you like crafts, go check out my 5 easy Christmas card ideas. Click on the image below- it will take you to the post.