DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt

 This DIY Christmas tree skirt is such an easy craft. DIY Christmas crafts made simple are a great way to craft with the family! With this tutorial from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen homemade Christmas decorations are easier then you think (and it's no sew).

I’m not a D.I.Y-er; I don’t have the patience and I’m not all that crafty. This year I wanted to change that. After falling in love with a ruffled tree skirt on Etsy (but not with the $180 price tag) I decided that this was going to be the project to tackle. So I ran to the craft store to start my DIY ruffled tree skirt!

I was really excited to start this project. I love the idea of a handmade Christmas decor item, especially an item like a diy ruffled tree skirt. I wanted to do something in neutral colours so when I decide to change up my tree decor, I could always use my handmade skirt.

I originally got the idea from HGTV. I wrote down the supplies they used, simplified it a bit and swapped a few of the materials out for more affordable options. I did keep their technique of making ruffles and hot-gluing them to the base.

This was an easy project, but very time-consuming. It took about 5-6 hours and a lot of labor went into it (my knees and back were killing me at the end), but I’m so happy it’s done. I’m incredibly proud of it.

DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt

Materials Used:

  • 3 metres of white felt
  • 4 1/2 metres of cotton fabric
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • 28 sticks of glue
  • Scissors (make sure they’re sharp)

This DIY Christmas tree skirt is such an easy craft. DIY Christmas crafts made simple are a great way to craft with the family! With this tutorial from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen homemade Christmas decorations are easier then you think (and it's no sew).

First I made a few cuts. One in the middle and around the edges (to make it round). To do this I folded up the felt to make sure my cuts were even. I then made a slit down the middle (this is so you can get it around the tree). Heat up your glue gun.

This DIY Christmas tree skirt is such an easy craft. DIY Christmas crafts made simple are a great way to craft with the family! With this tutorial from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen homemade Christmas decorations are easier then you think (and it's no sew)!

Take your fabric and cut 2″ strips; don’t worry about it too much if they’re not even. Mine definitely weren’t and I think it added to the charm of the skirt. Predetermine where you fabric will be glued on, you want the edges of your cotton to over hang a bit, about 1-2″. Take your glue gun and (in little sections at a time) glue your fabric on. How you decide to make your ruffles will probably be what’s easier for you, but the above photo shows how I did it.

This DIY Christmas tree skirt is such an easy craft. DIY Christmas crafts made simple are a great way to craft with the family! With this tutorial from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen homemade Christmas decorations are easier then you think (and it's no sew)!

I ran out of fabric (for the second time) right at the end. I called it good enough for this tutorial but I will have to go back to the craft store later today and finish up. I made the skirt really big.

This DIY Christmas tree skirt is such an easy craft. DIY Christmas crafts made simple are a great way to craft with the family! With this tutorial from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen homemade Christmas decorations are easier then you think (and it's no sew)!

Finishing this project felt amazing.  A huge sense of accomplishment and now I’ll have a special, sentimental decoration to enjoy with my family for years to come.

This DIY Ruffled tree skirt is such an easy craft. DIY Christmas crafts made simple are a great way to craft with the family! With this tutorial from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen homemade Christmas decorations are easier then you think (and it's no sew)!

Update: It’s two years later and my DIY Ruffled tree skirt still looks amazing. Each year I have to fluff it up a bit after being in storage, but that’s it!

This Christmas I’ll be adding as many handmade touches on the holidays as I can. This project is done, but I’m also wanting to make my own gift wrap and a few other decorations.

Do you craft special items for the holidays?

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DIY Ruffled Christmas Tree Skirt . This DIY tree skirt is an easy Christmas craft: no sew and it looks beautiful!

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Comments

  1. This is really beautiful! I wish that I could make this for our house. Unfortunately, it would not be seen, because we have a gigantic village underneath our tree (which gets bigger and bigger each year).

      • Oh, you should! It’s beautiful to look at! Some of them can be very expensive, though. But if you buy them after Christmas with the discounts, or if you can find them at thrift stores, they are very affordable 🙂 Another option is, if you don’t mind them being much smaller, The Dollar Tree sells houses/buildings, and some people as well. We have a combination of bigger and smaller buildings, so I use the smaller ones towards the back, like in paintings: the smaller objects are further away 🙂

  2. Wow the skirt is stunning! I absolutely have to do this. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I have yet another project to do.

  3. That’s so beautiful! What an accomplishment and it looks way better than many skirts that I have seen in stores.

  4. I love how the ruffles make it look so full. Mine is store bought and is small and limp. Maybe I will give this a try to get some fullness effect! Thanks for the idea!!

  5. I love your tree skirt! It’s so romantic! I’ve pinned this for sure! Beautiful.
    Shelia
    House of Highlnads

  6. Wow. you are not only amazing in the kitchen…. you’re pretty spfiffy with that glue gun too! A 10 out of 10 – gorgeous!!! I’m pinning this at my most popular board!!! Thanks for linking it up at the FineCraftGuild.com It’s fun having you partying with us. A new party will open in a mere few hours….

  7. Does the white fabric fray at all after it has been cut. Just wonder how this is going to hold up in a few years after all the work of making it. Thanks 🙂

    • Mine isn’t too bad Jennie. You can see a tiny bit of fray (from cutting) but it’s not out of hand or really noticeable (it’s year #2 now).

  8. This is the most beautiful Christmas Tree Skirt I’ve ever seen and really its realatively simple to make! I love it!

  9. I have already pinned your Ruffle Skirt twice on two boards and shared it with followers! I think my daughter and I will attempt this project for next year’s Christmas tree! Simply stunning! 🙂

  10. You just gave me the perfect project. I’ve been wanting to make a tree skirt for years now. The one I finally threw away last year was a cheap ugly small thing from Kmart. I’d rather not have a skirt than that thing. But now I have found the ONE! I need it to be washable so I think I’ll try to sew mine. I have some beautiful battenburg lace material. I don’t know if I have enough though. Maybe I should intermix it with real lace on top of the felt like you. I’m getting so excited!!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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