In my quest to find projects to use up my wedding burlap, I searched Pinterest for “burlap crafts.” What I came up with was a wealth of adorable DIYs that were totally doable with my hefty stash! When I found this tree skirt project
, I knew it would be on my list of Christmas Craft “to-dos.” I’ve only been celebrating an “Amanda” style Christmas for about 5 or 6 years now and in that time, I haven’t found a tree skirt that I really treasured. I really love this one and I was able to use an old skirt that my grandma gave me last year. The only material I had to purchase was the linen fabric and LOTS of hot glue sticks! In terms of time, it was a Rio
+ Sunday afternoon length! (I measure my projects in terms of how many movies I can watch while working!)
I cut up my burlap and fabric into 3 inch strips. The cutting and first row of gluing took most of one evening.
The first row of ruffles. The ruffle technique took me a while to get used to. I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right or not!
As with any project done in my house, it’s pretty critical to have the squirt bottle on stand by. Fatty is sort of a trouble maker.
Here he is, keeping a safe distance under the skirt-less tree.
I will say, it does help to have a cuddly doggie near by!
One row done! I was pretty exhausted at this point. Bed time!
I picked back up with my row of linen fabric (and a brand new crafty work space! More on that later.) More folding and gluing!
Ta-da! I just trimmed my edges and fluffed. No tricks for finishing.
Here it is under the tree! It looks so at home.
Here’s the tree and skirt in all its glory! I even had Christmas presents on hand for staging!
Merry Christmas and Happy Tree Skirt!