MY DIY | Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree Skirt
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! This year was a big one because I decided to purchase my first Christmas tree. As much as I would love to have a real tree, we all know my track record with plants so I am trying out an artificial one this year. I was looking for a Christmas tree skirt that matched my aesthetic and could not find what I wanted. So, when in doubt, DIY it! Today I am going to show you how I made my own tree skirt using some great cotton flannel materials. While I was shopping recently I picked up the loveliest black and white buffalo plaid fabric. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to make with it, but knew I had to have it! I started by taking the buffalo plaid and cutting out a circle (see directions) with a slit from one end to the middle. I love that you can choose a fabric that matches your design style, or a fun holiday print for a truly original look! I wanted to add elements of the traditional Christmas colors, so I ironed on red bias tape using Heat’n Bond adhesive to the hem of the skirt to cover the unfinished edges. Then I cut geometric tree shapes out of a green flannel fabric and ironed them on, using Heat’n Bond, around the skirt. Cotton flannel was the perfect material because it didn’t unravel when I cut it, and it is soft yet durable so I will have it for years to come. I put the skirt under my tree with a few adorably wrapped gifts and voilà, I am ready for the holidays! Check out the video below to learn more about making your own tree skirt, or get the supplies and step-by-step after the break:
What to do:
Step #1: Start by taking the buffalo plaid fabric and folding it twice into a 2ft. by 2ft. square.
Step #2: Next, cut a rounded edge from one corner to the other, so the fabric has a cone shape, then unfold fabric to reveal the new circular shape.
Step #3: Repeat steps 1 & 2 with the black felt, using the plaid fabric as a guide. This will give a little more bulk and stability to your tree skirt.
Step #4: Place the felt underneath the buffalo plaid fabric, so they line up, and cut a slit from one end to the center middle.
Step #5: Use the red bias tape as trim around the edges, and adhere it using an iron and Heat’n Bond tape.
Step #6: Cut triangular tree shapes out of the green flannel fabric and arrange them around the skirt, also adhering with Heat’n Bond tape and an iron.
Step #7: Place your new Christmas tree skirt under the tree with some decorated packages and you are ready for the holidays!
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