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DIY Christmas Tree Skirt

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Have you ever noticed that a cute Christmas tree skirt can quickly complete the entire look of your tree. However, this small things can be pretty expensive. With some nice fabric, a sewing machine, and a little skill you can save a lot of money by making your own Christmas tree skirt. The free sewing patterns and free tutorials for making your own skirt, listed below will help you find the look that you want. You can have an expensive looking tree skirt with these free patterns and tutorials. Moreover, this is a great project to complete with the kids; they’ll use their imaginations to find unique, personal ways to decorate the skirt.

Cute DIY Christmas tree skirt tutorial

Materials:

  • 1 yard green felt
  • 1 yard white felt
  • 9×12 felt pieces in red, brown, pink, neon green, yellow, purple and blue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Fine point black permanent marker
  • Pen
  • 1 yard iron adhesive paper
  • Iron
  • Washcloth
  • Small bowl
  • Small plastic cup
  • Clear tape
  • Glitter glue sticks

Print and Assemble Template

Print out the wreath template at 400% to create a 30-inch diameter tree skirt. Print larger or smaller depending on the size of your tree. Your printer options should allow you to tile the image on letter-size paper. Otherwise, you can enlarge the template at any copy store. Cut out wreath template and tape the pieces together.

Trace and Cut

Using marker, trace wreath with template facing down onto green felt. Cut out wreath shape along tracing lines.
Trace White Felt

Lay green felt wreath shape on top of white felt. Trace outside and inside edges with marker. The inside wreath trace lines are only for reference when determining you tree skirt center opening.

Trace Center

Using measuring tape or a ruler, mark the center of the wreath shape on the white felt. Then, place bowl facing down over center mark and trace a circle.

Cut White Felt

Cut around the outside lines of the wreath shape and inside circle shape of the white felt. Do not cut on the inside wreath lines. Place wrong side up over green felt and mark where the green ribbon shape meets.

Cut Out Shapes

Cut out the decorative template shapes of the wreath including the bow and ribbon. Trace and cut out shapes on corresponding felt colors.

Create an Inside Border

Using leftover green felt, trace the smaller bowl with a marker and use a cup to trace a scallop pattern around circle. Cut out and lay over center of skirt to make sure it fits.

Iron Adhesive Paper

Trace, cut and iron adhesive paper to green felt skirt shape and small green border. Make sure to read the adhesive paper instructions that are specific to the brand you use.

Fuse Skirts Together

Peel adhesive back off and pin the white skirt and the green skirt together so they line up perfectly. Then, fuse skirts together with damp cloth between your iron and felt. You will need to do this in sections and rotate shape over ironing board.

Iron on Shapes

Using the adhesive paper, iron together the decorative shapes and scalloped border onto the skirt.

Trim Edges and Cut Skirt Opening

Once all the shapes are fused into the skirt, trim the white edges and any other outside pieces that do not align. With the skirt face down, draw and cut a straight line from the center hole to the back of the skirt with a ruler or measuring tape.
Add Glitter

Using glue glitter stickers, outline the decorative shapes, ribbon, bow and borders with complementary colors.

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