Dec 1, 2011

My Ruffled Tree Skirt

I am planning on doing a post soon showing a bit of my Christmas decor, but I thought that this tree skirt deserved a post of its own!

I basically followed the instructions on HGTV, but with a few of my own modifications:
-I used muslin instead of linen... cheaper!
-I used a little wider strips
-A couple days before I started making it, I found a plain white felty looking tree skirt at the dollarama that I used as a base, rather than make my own.  At a only a dollar, I thought saving that step was worth it.
-Also, instead of forming the ruffles as I glued the material down, I sewed them on my sewing machine.  This was an extra step at the beginning, but I felt that it made putting the end product together a lot easier.






I totally love this tree skirt!  And I hope I continue to love it for the next couple of years, because it was very time consuming.

Here's the full view of the tree... no presents under it yet, though!
I made a lot of my own ornaments this year:



This ornament that one of my brothers gave me years ago fit in perfectly!
 I picked up a bunch of these tin stars and tinsel at  a yard sale this summer...

And to top it all off, a big burlap smooosh.  I literally just smooshed together a couple strips of burlap and came up with this...

And last but not definitely not least, I had to hang this ornament, because, after all, this is the true reason that we celebrate Christmas.

What about you?  Do you have your tree up yet?  In the past I've had mine up mid-november, but this year was a bit later because I was trying to get my tree skirt done, and we put it up last week. 

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43 comments:

  1. This weekend I will be making my own white ruffled tree skirt. I'm going to use a white round table cloth as my base and mine will have less ruffles. I plan to sew mine as well because I want to be able to wash it.

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  2. oh and I have used hot glue for things like this before. It's a bad , bad ,very bad idea if you live in a warm climate. I store my decorations in the attic and they won't live to see a second year if I use hot glue.

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  3. Love this, I have pinned look and will have to get going on making one. Looks great. Tell me it wasn't too time consuming.

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  4. Your tree skirt is amazing and will be a family treasure for years I am sure! Your tree is sparkly, airy and so so pretty with your homemade ornaments.

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  5. Your tree skirt is lovely...and you tree is to. I like the bow at the top.Merry Christmas

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  6. I love your tree skirt. I plan on making a shower curtain with the ruffles. I also like your handmade ornaments but my favorite is the burlap bow so different. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Awe, I love it! I want one, I guess I better start now. =)

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  8. Your tree skirt is awesome! Your tree looks great and I love your handmade ornaments!

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  9. Your tree skirt is beautiful! Happy Holidays! I hope you'll stop by The Corson Cottage and share this at our {Home for the Holidays} link party :) Carrie
    http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party.html

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  10. ...your tree skirt turned out FABULOUS!!
    and although sewing does take a little extra effort, years from now, it will still look beautiful:)
    xo, Rosemary

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  11. I love ruffles! Such a lot of work there but worth it, it is beautiful.

    x Ro

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  12. So pretty! Our trees are very similar ;) I used the same tutorial and REALLY regretted using the hot glue gun. The sewing machine would have been a smarter route :)

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  13. Such a pretty tree skirt! The whole tree is beautiful.

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  14. I love your beautiful ornaments. The ruffled skirt is to die for. I absolutely love it. It has to be the prettiest skirt ever. I would love it if you could link it to our newly launched linky party. Hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh, I love that tree skirt, it's so beautiful! I would love to have one like that but I'm not really sure if I have the patience to make it! LOL! If I do though, I would do like you did and sew the ruffles.

    Tania

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  16. I am about to tackle a tree skirt today. I have been putting it off. I bought muslin instead of linen too. I am using a drop cloth as the base of mine.

    I may regret it but I am using the glue gun on mine.

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  17. Love it! Thank you for posting!
    Melody
    Chattychics.com
    PS We're having a $200 jewelry giveaway if you're interested!

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  18. I love your ruffled tree skirt and your paper ornaments are adorable.
    Just my cup of tea!

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  19. This is literally beyond gorgeous - thank you for sharing! Because you're so talented...I gave you a little love on my blog..go check it out! http://mdschoolmrs.blogspot.com/2011/12/your-german-lesson-for-day.html

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  20. Your tree skirt is FABULOUS--well worth the time you spent on it! Your ornaments are cute too. :)

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  21. What a beautiful tree skirt! Truly gorgeous. Worth the time you spent and you are right...sewing was the way to go. Audrey

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  22. Your tree skirt is beautiful, super job!
    I love your ornaments too!
    gail
    ps catching you this week

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  23. What a gorgeous tree and your ornaments are fabulous! Beautifully created. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  24. Your tree skirt is so gorgeous. You did a great job on this, I would of sew also, it will hold up better over time. To me it is so worth the time you put in to it, I can't imagine tiring of it! thanks so much for sharing over at Sunday's Best.

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  25. Gorgeous tree skirt, I can't imagine getting tired of it. The tree is beautifully decorated and I love the burlap topper.

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  26. So cute! Sooo many ruffles I love it! I just made a burlap ruffled tree skirt and posted on my blog too! Thanks for sharing yours! Love your blog!

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  27. Love it...and your pretty ornaments too :) laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  28. Beautiful tree skirt!! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. That is so pretty! I love the whole look of you tree! I would love for you to link up to my party if you had the time - http://www.literallyinspired.com/2011/12/wytbw-sweet-little-french-fries.html

    Hope to see you there!

    Ginger

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  30. Very pretty tree skirt! I love your ornaments you made too!

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  31. Love the tree skirt as well as all the gorgeous ornaments you made. Everything looks beautiful.
    Ruth

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  32. Your decor is beautiful! I love the white and the sheet music ornaments! Those are 2 of my faves! I'm totally in love with your ruffled skirt too!!!! I'm your newest follower!

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  33. wow, it looks gorgeous i love it xxx

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  34. Gorgeous! Miss Mustard Seed wrote that tutorial for HGTV. I bought a ton of muslin to try it myself this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing with air your laundry Friday.

    xo
    Jami

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  35. Your tree skirt is just beautiful. I am pining it now for a future project.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  36. Thank you so much for linking up your lovely projects at Get Schooled Saturday. We will be open for business again Friday night-Sunday night!
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

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  37. I love this! I am going to be featuring it tomorrow from the Show & Share link party!

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  38. I'm totally in love with these ruffled tree skirts. Yours is amazing. Thanks for linking to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

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  39. Annnnddd... You've been featured. :-)

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  40. I mentioned this on my latest blog post I liked it so much. If ya wanna check it out...

    http://thejunknest.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-favorite-christmas-ideas-and.html

    Have a great weekend :)

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  41. Will you be selling another ruffled skirt in your shop? If so please email because I'll buy it; CircleTheDate@hotmail.com

    Its so gorgeous I'd find a way to use it all year!

    Laurie Davis

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