Thursday, November 29, 2012

Simple Felt Ruffle Tree Skirt


It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has already past and we are now well into this Christmas season.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and a lot of great food.  I was so busy that I did not even take one picture.  What kind of blogger am I??  My son did snap a quick picture right before we sat down to eat.  I loved how pretty everything looked and really wished I had remembered to snap one.  I hope everyone had as wonderful a day as we did.
Right before Thanksgiving I began working on a tree skirt.  Ours had seen better days. I saw many I liked but the prices were high.  So I decided to give it a try.  I had all the supplies here at home.
I started with a yard of felt.  Folded it in fourths and then following Martha Stewart's tutorial I cut the skirt out.
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Once the skirt was cut out I cut 4 inch strips from the felt to add as a ruffle around the cut edge.
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I gathered and hot glue all the way around.
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For a little added something I hot glued a silver ribbon over the ruffle.
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Be warned~when working with hot glue and felt this is what your fingers will look like, making it very difficult to take pictures.
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Once that was completed I cut out multiple leaf pattern from gray felt, then glued them at the inside edge of the silver ribbon and ruffle.
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Then I chose some silver glitter paint and 
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a snowflake stencil
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and added some sparkly snowflakes to the tree skirt.
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I am so happy with how it turned out. 
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Although a bit time consuming it is quite an easy tree skirt.  I love the felt, so easy to work with and it created a soft backdrop for the glittery snowflakes.
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The completed skirt

and under the tree.
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There are so many projects I want to do before Christmas.  I think I may not sleep from now until then.

Linking to these great parties.






11 comments:

4 You With Love said...

This tree skirt is beautiful! I love the addition of the leaves! elegant! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Ruth, I love your skirt! And it's "no-sew" which I also love! How beautiful! You've inspired me to give it a try!

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's)

Holly Lefevre (504 Main) said...

It is gorgeous. How long to crochet a tree skirt...it would be gorgeous but I bet that would take forever! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. Hoping you are enjoying the holidays!

Craftberry Bush said...

that is really pretty...thank you for sharing Ruth...xo

Brandi said...

Beautiful job on your tree skirt, Ruth!

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Anonymous said...

I love your skirt It's amazing! I wish I could do that:( Your gifted!

M. F. said...

i was doing a step by step project and needed a picture of a tree skirt, yours was perfect! thanks!
PS great tree skirt, I love it!!!!!

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

Pretty, I love this idea and also love the name of your blog. I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/12/farm-girl-friday-blog-fest-12.html

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily

mail4rosey said...

This came out really nice!

Visiting you today from the Adorned from Above hop. :)

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