window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-54570621-1'); DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner |Keeping it Real

Monday, December 11, 2017

DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner

I've been meaning to sew a tree skirt ever since we got our current Christmas tree. When my husband and I got married we always spent Christmas either with my mother or with my in-laws and so we kept our Christmas decor to a minimum - we had a small Nativity and a tabletop Christmas tree and that was it. After the kids were born we slowly started to expand our Christmas decor and finally when my daughter grew out of toddler-hood we got ourselves a large artificial tree from Ikea. 

Well, after several long years, we've now also got a tree skirt.

DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner

Initially had planned to sew it out of red and white felt, but while I was going through my stash I found this roll of start-dotted burlap. I remember I bought it a coupe of years ago to use as a table runner but then I found out that the stars were covered in glitter and when I tried to use it on the table there were speckles of glitter all over. Now I do love glitter - but not all over my food, so the burlap table runner was banished to the back of the closet and stayed there.

DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner

This year, when we assembled and decorated the tree I suddenly realized it was the perfect fabric for the tree skirt. It was a very long strip of burlap (because our dinning room table seats twelve at its full capacity) but it wasn't very wide, so I needed to sew two pieces together to form a square.

DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner

I basically created two squares (with an opening in the middle for the tree trunk to pass through) and joined them together - so the tree skirt top and lining are exactly the same:
DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner
(I placed both squares right sides together and sewed all around, leaving a small opening to turn inside out)

Before sewing the top and the lining together I inserted a few pieces of red cord, which are used to tie the opening of the tree skirt and keep it in place.
DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner

Then I added red trim all around...

DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner


...and here's the finished product, front and back:

DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner

DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner


I still have red glitter all over my sewing machine and craft table, but over all I'm very happy with the result!


DIY Christmas tree skirt...from a table runner



Have fun, and happy Monday, 

keeping it real, craft blog







2 comments:

  1. You made a beautiul tree skirt Teresa! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...