Hi I am Anne from White Lace Cottage.
First I wanted to thank Gail for inviting me to her beautiful blog to share this very easy to make,no sew Shabby Chic DIY tree skirt.
I know many of you probably know how to sew,or have a sewing machine. But this project is for someone like me who does not yet own a sewing machine,but wanted to make a tree skirt. This no sew shabby chic tree skirt,it is super easy to make.
First you will need a tree skirt,I know you are thinking if I had a tree skirt why do I need to make one. Well, an existing tree skirt makes a great template. If you don’t have one ask a friend if you can borrow one 🙂
I gathered up a few simply shabby chic sheets that I had found while treasure hunting. Since they were too small to use on my bed I decided to use them for my skirt. If I had a couple of these I could have used the ruffled trim,but I did not.
Lay your sheet on the floor or a table. I find it easier to do this on the floor. Then add your tree skirt on top of the sheet.
I did not trace this nor did I pin it,I simply placed this on the sheet and started cutting around the perimeter.
Once you cut it out it will look like this,that center is straight the fabric is folded a bit.
And if you finish cutting and it seems a little off don’t worry we still need to add the trim around the edges.
And remember, that center piece will not be shown once it is under the tree.
I cut strips out of the other shabby chic sheet I had,it’s pink. Make sure these are all around the same size,I just eye balled it.
This does not have to be perfect,and as you can see it will be a little frayed,which is good. I used a glue gun to do this because it dries fast, just use caution when you do this.
Start pleating and gluing your torn sheet trim around the edges,since this is a Shabby Chic style skirt it does not have to be perfect. You can see how this looks by the photo above. Continue doing this around the whole skirt.
And here it is under my tree.
This was so easy to make,so if you are like me and you don’t have a sewing machine this is a great alternative. You can do this with other fabrics too,a painters tarp,table cloth. Keep an eye out for cheap fabrics when you are out treasure hunting at thrift shops. And look for trims too while you are thrift shopping. These can be found pretty cheap if you prefer that over making the trim as I did. Lace makes a great trim too!
Thanks so much Gail, again for inviting me!
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Thank you Anne for a super tutorial on how to make a diy tree skirt! How fabulous that it is NO sew! I love how it turned out, and it looks perfectly lovely with your tree in the bedroom. Happy to have you as a guest poster on MRL!