When we put up our Christmas Tree this year, I realized two things.
One…our old tree skirt is way too small for our tree.
Two…it also clashes with our living room rug (from Ikea).
Only way to fix that is to make a new one of course!
We like our tree to be full of memories, which means it looks busy, ;)
With the busy tree and our bold rug competing for attention, I knew our tree skirt needed to be Switzerland.
My answer? Sherpa!
Which means, I can singe it with a flame. Yes. This project just got even easier. :)
Here is the quick and easy how to:
MATERIALS1 1/2 yards of Sherpa (it can get expensive so use a coupon!) sharp scissors (fabric scissors) seamstress measuring tape or a string fabric marking pencil lighter or matches
2. Using a piece of string or measuring tape make a giant temporary protractor and, using a fabric marker, draw a circle with about a 27 inch radius. You can adjust the radius and make it larger or smaller to your liking.
3. Cut the circle out.
5. Cut that out.
It’s simple yet adds a bit of texture.
We don’t put presents under the tree until Christmas Eve, but we did put out our basket of wrapped books for our book advent.
By the way…I love love this wrapping paper from the Dollar Tree. It’s not with the Christmas stuff though. I had to dig through the bins in the back with the party supplies.
As a sewer, I’ve decided that if I ever get bored of this tree skirt, I can just cut it up into little Lumber Jack hats or something, or maybe a cute little DIY Teddy bear?
And it only took me 10 minutes! At this busy time of year, that’s priceless.