Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pleated Christmas Tree Skirt

Are you so excited for Christmas?! I know I am! And...around this time I always feel a little overwhelmed. But mostly I just love this magical time of year.

My friend and I decided that this was the year we were going to make tree skirts. And we both love things girly & frilly, so we made a great team!



I bought this tree skirt from Target for, like, $5 one year and it's been a trooper but I needed something a little prettier this year. I looked on Pinterest and decided I loved the look of the ruffled tree skirt but I decided to take my own spin on it and I created the Pleated Tree Skirt.

Ahhh, so much prettier, don't you agree??

So here's how I made it.


I ended up using a little over 5 yards of fabric. Yes, I just said 5 YARDS. I cut my fabric into 3 inch strips. Then I started hot gluing them to my old tree skirt. I would lay the strip down and then fold it back onto itself to create the pleated look.

After you've done a million several rows and are all finished, you're ready to add some pretty ribbon.

My tree skirt already had Velcro closures so I just glued pre-made bows on top of where the Velcro pieces are.

Then I added ribbon around the top of the tree skirt, where it'll meet up with the tree. I gave it a nice, finished look.


I just love how it looks! The pleated layers are just oh-so-gorgeous.


However, if you're feeling more in a ruffle mood than a pleated mood, check out how my friend's skirt turned out. I LOVE her ruffles!!

Aren't those ruffles to DIE FOR?! She did hers with a glue gun, too! And trust me, you'll need a back rub afterwards.


Sharing here: Lil Luna, Ginger Snap Crafts, Homemade Ginger, Dixie and Dottie, DIY Dreamer, Mercy Ink, Top This Top That, 36th Ave,     

6 comments:

  1. Kathryn! I love it! You did a fantastic job. That sure does look like a lot of work. My back hurts just thinking about it. But I think it was so worth it. It looks great!

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  2. that did turn out SO MUCH BETTER! i've been wanting to make one too. glad to find your blog:)

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  3. This is so adorable, Kathryn and I love how you repurposed an old tree skirt. I can't even imagine trying to create all of the pleats/ruffles without a base of some sort. The pretty red ribbon that you added really makes it pop! Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

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  4. Love, love your skirt! Just beautiful! You are very talented!

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  5. Kathryn, Just love this tree skirt! how creative to repurpose your old one! So glad that your linked up to the Better Late Than Never party to share this awesome idea. Happy Holidays!

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  6. Such a cute idea! LOVE it!!

    Jessica
    ncgrown.blogspot.com

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