Growing up we had the same tree skirt, that my mom made, forever. In fact, it was one of the things I loved to pull out of the Christmas boxes and see nestled under the tree each year. With it, brought back so many memories of Christmas’s past and if you know me, I love going down memory lane.
Last Christmas we didn’t have a tree skirt. I had meant to find or make one but I didn’t know how to use my sewing machine yet and it seemed like the weeks went by so fast and before I knew it, Christmas was a thing of the past. This year I made sure we had one but I also haven’t had the time to go shopping for one nor have I really perfected my sewing skills so I came up with a super quick and easy version that I really love. Made from a simple drop cloth.
I found a drop cloth (which I needed for a few other projects) at our local True Value for about $23, brought it home and cut a big square out of it. I didn’t measure it just eyeballed that it would be big enough to cover some ground under the tree.
As you can see from the picture I cut out a square but wanted a more circular shape and had to figure out how to do that without to much effort, I decided to add a little ruching by taking a big upholstery needle and some yarn and bunched up each corner securing it with the yarn shown below.
Then I just slipped it over the tree stand where I had cut a slit in the square and sewed up the edges.
And I had my tree skirt.
Who knows what I will do with it next year but for this year, I love the simplicity of it.
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