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.
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