Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! From December 1st to December 12th, Danielle from Creatively Homespun will be hosting 15 AMAZING bloggers that are all showing off some of their favorite Christmas creations. Get prepared to be awestruck with some incredible recipes, DIY projects, and gift ideas!
Each day at least one blogger will be sharing a project of their choice. We can say with full confidence that you are sure to find something to inspire you for this joyful holiday season.
DIY Christmas Tree Skirt
My six year old son G insisted he get a new Christmas tree this year. His old one was small, like 12″, and bright blue, and he must not have been feeling it anymore. So I took the kids to Target and we bought this 4.5′ tree for $13. He insisted on colored twinkling lights, so that’s what I got him. We took it right home and set it up and it pretty much looked like a $13 tree, but he LOVES it. He wants to make his own ornaments, so other than the lights, there was not much more I could add to spruce it up.
Then I convinced G that his tree needed a skirt! His sisters and I had to explain to him that boys’ trees and girls’ trees all have skirts, and then he was on board. Of course I let him pick out the fabric, and I thought we’d start with stuff I already had on hand. Out of an entire cabinet of fabric, he chose solid green and blue felt. Of course. I needed some way to make it festive, so I decided to go for a scalloped look. I found this tutorial from Centsational Girl and thought I’d give it a try. It called for two colors of felt (check) and cotton fabric to use as a base. I was very proud of myself for repurposing Smart Jr’s old sheet for the base — I followed the directions and cut it into a nice circle with a slit up on side and a hole in the center.
Then I got to work cutting out my scallops. I used a lid to trace the circles and cut them out two at a time.
I started lining the scallops up on my base (which would not show in the final product)…
And then after over an hour of unsuccessfully trying to get my sewing machine to cooperate, I gave up. I think I killed the sewing machine trying to sew Girl Scout patches on and now I’m going to have to bring it in to be serviced somewhere.
So moving on to plan B, I decided to go with a no-sew method. Luckily I had enough felt to cut out a green circle, because I knew I didn’t want to scallop the whole darn thing at this point. I settled on 3 rows of scallops, two blue and one green. I used Stitch Witchery and ironed the scallops in place. It took forever, but my son is thrilled with how it turned out, and I’m happy it added a little something to his tree.
I hope you’re feeling the holiday spirit just as much as we are! Be sure to keep popping by the other bloggers throughout the 12 days!
On the 1st day of Christmas: Creatively Homespun
On the 2nd day of Christmas: Pocketful of posies
On the 3rd day of Christmas: CREATIVELY HOMESPUN
On the 4th day of Christmas: THE DIY MOMMY
On the 5th day of Christmas: REFRESH LIVING
On the 6th day of Christmas: SMART GIRLS DIY
On the 7th day of Christmas: MY LIFE FROM HOME & OUR CRAFTY MOM
On the 8th day of Christmas: OLD HOUSE TO NEW HOME
On the 9th day of Christmas: THE DEANS LIST & GREEN WITH DECOR
On the 10th day of Christmas: OUR HOUSE NOW A HOME & LEHMAN LANE
On the 11th day of Christmas: TASTEFULLY FRUGAL
On the 12th day of Christmas: FARMHOUSE 40