Except for the Christmas tree skirt I inherited. Up until two years ago, I loved it! The tree skirt brought back so many memories and I loved the old fashionness of it! But, I began getting sick of seeing it and really, the tree skirt was not aging well. Last year, after another Christmas of thinking how ugly that tree skirt was, I went on a mission to find the perfect replacement on clearance!
FAIL! Could not find one I liked, so, I figured I would find the perfect one when all the Christmas decorations came out to the stores. Fail again!
|Courtesy of The Crafted Sparrow! LOVE THIS!|
And they were no sew! Yes! I figured I could recover our old skirt!
So, off to Joann's I went
and fell in love with all the fabrics and really want to start up sewing again and picked the perfect fabrics! I picked four fabrics, one yard of each, obviously any fabric and color combos work...the red, white and blue tree skirt had felt and she said that was hard to work with, so I didn't go with the felt. Then, I gathered my supplies...
|The 90's called, they want their tree skirt back!|
|The flip side, so outdated!|
|Say hello to my little friend! WARNING: A lot of glue sticks will be used! Is it sad I want more glue sticks for Christmas?|
Then I cut my fabric into strips, I just followed my tile table lines, seen above. Very technical I know.
Cut up until all the fabric is cut, there will be extras and that's OK...I promise! Then, glue away! You might have a zillion glue strings on you, but that's OK too! I just made the fabric into ruffles, I started off having the ruffles super close but a little further apart worked too, and I think looks a lot better!
|The first layer! Love it!|
|See...a little too close together! Oh well, I seem to like to learn things the hard way!|
|Second layer...this is what happens when you don't "exactly" measure everything the same! Good thing it's multi-layered!|
|The first two layers done! Love how it looks!|
|Yay! I made it! The top doesn't really lay flat, but it doesn't matter!|
|Around the tree! It looks so pretty but wow, I need some pictures on my wall!|
|A close up!|