Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Shabby Christmas Tree Skirt (DIY)
Once again I have finally finished another Pinterest Project!!! I found and followed the directions for this Shabby Christmas Tree Skirt from Lauren over at My Crazy Life.
The directions themselves are super simple, the time it takes to complete the whole project is another story. It took hours and hours and HOURS of hot gluing to get all these beautiful ruffles.
I highly recommend using a canvas painter's drop cloth as your base. I originally cut out a muslin circle but knew that it would support the weight of the ruffles. I found a 5 x 5 square drop cloth at Home Depot so I didn't have to make any adjustments before cutting out the circles.
I used an unbleached linen for most of the ruffles and a white cotton with silver flecks for a contrasting color and to make it unique to me. I cut out three inch strips in both colors and began gluing my little heart away.
Now is where you will have to start using your imagination. Imagine I have a whole tree... one that has beautiful white Christmas lights, silver and gold and just hint or red Christmas balls, silver and gold garland, and brown packages tied up with string placed strategically underneath on my brand new tree skirt. Are you seeing my vision for the perfect Shabby Christmas Tree?
While my vision may not come to life this Christmas I am excited that my skirt turned out so well and I can't wait to see everything come together for next Christmas.
What does your Christmas tree look like?