The more I looked at different styles, the more I liked the classic look. I love the idea of having something a long time and not wanting to change it just because I made it to fit a certain fad. For example, I used to LOVE chevron. Now its not my favorite. I don't like it anymore. (Moral of the story...I'm sure darn glad I didn't make a chevron tree skirt!)
Here is what mine looks like:
Here is what you'll need to make your own:
-2-3 yards of white flannel (depending on how large you want your skirt.) The larger your tree the larger your skirt needs to be.
-Pre-made white ruffle trim
-Pre-made pom-pom trim
-White embroidery floss
- 100 + white bead-able pearls or crystals (I used pearls)
- Coordinating white thread and sewing machine
Next be sure a cut an opening for your skirt so it can wrap around the tree. Mine looks crooked here but that's because I didn't lay it out very good. :) Then just tuck the sides under twice so you have a nice hem there. Don't worry about hemming the outside since you will put trim on it anyway.
Next you need to add the ruffle trim. I actually bought mine at Walmart of all places. I couldn't find a ruffle I liked that wasn't $8 a yard. But in the sewing section of Walmart I found my fate and destiny. Get at least 4 yards. (Yes...4) but just to be safe, bring your skirt with you. After you sew on your ruffle trim, sew the pom pom trim on top of that.
Next I just started threading my pearls with my embroidery floss and polka dotted it. (And yes I tied each one by hand.) I started out by measuring every dot and then I realized I am much too lazy of a person for that so I just eye-balled it. Turns out my eye ball isn't very straight but I think it turned out pretty good. :) Sewing those pearls on was going to be the end of me. I think my husband was probably going crazy having an unfinished tree skirt on his dresser for three months before Christmas. But, alas, all is well.
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