Saturday, December 4, 2010

How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt

60" inch wide fabric ... enough to make a full 60" square.
~1/2 yard fabric for binding.
A bit of ribbon.
Yup...that's it!

1. Lay out your fabric on a flat the floor!...and fold it in half, then in half again. cut off the corner into a rounded shape and open it up. You should have a circle. It might need some adjusting...mine did! If you have a giant hula-hoop that might help the process.

2. In the center of your circle trace a 8" - 10" circle and cut it out.

3. Determine what will be the front of your skirt edge of your skirt. On the back of the skirt cut a straight line from the middle circle to the outside edge.

4. Prepare your binding (which must be cut on the binding) and attach it to the outside edge of the skirt, to the inside circle, and to the straight edges.

5. Attach ribbons on the straight edges to tie the sides together when on the tree.

And now you're done!!!

See I told you this was the simplest thing ever. There are much more elegant ways to construct a tree skirt I am sure...but I just needed to create something...and simple and quick was what I needed!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend surrounding your own tree.
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