Handmade Christmas :: Ruffled Tree Skirt

8 Dec

Hello friends!

I’ve been sitting on this project since the beginning of November.  Procrastinating because I knew it would be a beast.  Not expensive, just time consuming.

I kept putting it off.  Tree came up, I used my old tree skirt.  And ugh…hated it.

So Sunday was cold and rainy.  A perfect day to tackle it.

Using white lightweight denim I bought at Joann’s moving sale last year for $2.99 year less 50% (dirt cheap, I bought every yard I could find), I made a 5×5 square:

Folded into quarters, then a triangle:

And cut, with my little helper beside me:

Cut a slit on one side and you get this:

Then, ripped 5 yards of white broadcloth purchased at Hobby Lobby for $2.99/yard less 40%:

Using my favorite cheetah print, ripped half yard of 2inch stripes, and lots of hot glue..made pleats:

and pleats:

And 2 hours and 74 glue sticks later, I ended up with this:

I am in love.  My daughter wanted to sleep on it.

It is fabulous.

The little touch of leopard is perfect.

And I could not be happier.

And with that, this is my last holiday project of the year.  YAY!

Happy Thursday!

xoxo,

Carrie

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3 Responses to “Handmade Christmas :: Ruffled Tree Skirt”

  1. Andrea @ Vegvacious December 8, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    I love your tree (skirt & all!) Those bows at the top are awesome!

    • Angie & Carrie December 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

      Thanks Andrea! I used DecoMesh for the top…it is unbelievable! Just looped it and added leopard ribbon. :)

  2. honey we're home December 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Thanks for linking up!

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