DIY Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

Something about Christmas makes me want to make stuff. It’s like I’m an elf. I just might be; ELF is my initials after all… Enough of my secrets, though. After making my own lovely Christmas stockings, I had to make a tree skirt to match! It’s only right, after all. I have 2 trees so I had to make 2 tree skirts. My first one was a pretty patchwork for the main tree. I didn’t take pictures as I went because I was trying to figure it out. But I made a 2nd smaller DIY Christmas tree skirt for the other tree and I explain at the end of the post how I made the patchwork one. Plus I made a bonus tassel tutorial!

 

DIY Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial

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Supplies Needed

  1. Fold an old tree skirt in half and use it as a pattern. Cut around the edge, leaving about 1/4″ around it. If you don’t have an old tree skirt to use, follow this tutorial on how to make a circle. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  2. Cut another circle for the top fabric as well.  I used an aqua flannel for the lining and an aqua ticking for the top fabric. Be sure to cut a slit on each piece for the tree skirt to fit around the tree.Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  3. Place the fabrics right sides together. Pin around the edge and sew around, leaving the center circle open. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  4. When it’s sewn together, clip around the edges. Cutting slits will help it look better once it’s flipped and ironed. I also cut away any excess fabric. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  5. Flip the skirt inside out and iron it. This DIY Christmas tree skirt tutorial is an easy way to customize your holiday decor. Make one today!
  6. Pin double fold bias tape around the center. (I only had single faced bias tape so I made it work.) Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  7. Sew around the edge, going very slowly. Sew the ends of the tape to act as a ribbon for tying it shut. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  8. Top stitch the edge around the edge of the skirt. This gives it a nice, finished look. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  9. It can be done at this point. OR we can make it super fun and add tassels. Or add ribbon, ruffles, rickrack or pompoms.

Bonus Tassel Tutorial

  1. Grab your supplies. You need yarn, scissors and something to wrap the yarn around. I’m using a journal because it’s about the right size that I wanted. A cell phone would have worked nicely too!Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  2. Start wrapping yarn around the journal. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  3. When you think you have enough yarn, slip the loop off of the journal. Cut a piece of yarn about 10″ long and tie it around the top part of the loop. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  4. Cut the long loop to make tassels. It might need some trimming. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  5. Sew your tassels to the tree skirt. I made 7 to go around my tree skirt and spaced them equally around the front and sides. Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!
  6. Ta da! (You should always gloat after finishing a craft project! Especially a DIY Christmas tree skirt!)Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!

Make your own DIY Christmas tree skirt today with this easy tutorial!

Isn’t she a beaut? Did you know that ticking and tassels could be so perfect together?

I didn’t take photos while I made the large tree skirt, but it’s the same concept, just with patchwork and trim. I folded the existing tree skirt into sixths for my patchwork pieces, cut around them and sewed them together. The other steps are the same. When it was done, I sewed a ruffle around the edge instead of adding tassels. 

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4 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial”

  1. i love this! so fun! you made this and ariel made one with pom poms and tassels (pmq for two) and now i want to make one for next year! of course i know me… i will say, next year i will… and then december will be here before i blink!

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