Have been putting up a Sports Themed Christmas Tree for years. All my favorite teams are represented on the tree (Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and Texas Longhorns). The one thing I have had a hard time finding was a tree skirt for one of the teams. Every year I look and they are either super expensive or sold out. When I told Jeremy I was having trouble finding one he suggested making one myself. Not sure why I hadn’t thought of that before. Have made several no sew blankets, and figured I could use the same concept to make a tree skirt. Ended up making my own DIY Christmas Tree Skirt with no sewing required (that is a good thing since I am not really good at sewing).
Now my first attempt I messed up on, but I decided to give it another shot. The second attempt turned out better.
Steps for making a DIY Christmas Tree Skirt
What you will need:
- 1 1/2 yards of anti-peel fleece fabric for top (Print you want on top)
- 1 1/2 yards of anti-peel fleece fabric for bottom (Solid color for backing)
- Cutting Tool (Friskars Rotary Cutter)
Making the tree skirt
- Put your 2 pieces of fabric on top of each other. Fold the fleece in half, and cut two half moons in the fabric. A large one, and a small one. To do this I used my old tree skirt as a patten, and cut around it with scissors.
- Cut a slit – The slit will start at the small circle and go to the outside. This is so you can wrap the skirt around the tree
- Cut the fringe – Cut 1″ sections all the way around going 2″ from the edge. What has worked best for me is using a cutting mat. Makes it easy to see the measurements so you can cut 1″ over and 2″ up.
- Tying knots – Tie each section in a knot just like you would your shoes or a balloon.
- The knots will cause the fabric to kind of bunch up so you will want to go around and straighten just a little
- Repeat steps 3-4 around the small circle to have ties at the top or you could just Velcro to keep fabric together
- Velcro – On the slit play Velcro up at the top and down at the bottom on each side of the slit. This way you can fasten the skirt once wrapped around the tree . I did end up also putting Velcro between the two pieces of fabric to keep it together.
This is the final product!
What is your favorite thing about decorating for christmas?
Now this post might have looked familiar if you have been following me for a while. This was a post I did last year before I lost all my post, so wanted to repost & freshen it up a little. Hope you stop back by tomorrow cause I am going to show you can go find old post if you lose them.