DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt

This no sew DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt is an easy Christmas craft to bring a classy decor to your Christmas Tree. A DIY Tree skirt doesn’t have to be complicated! Trust me, I’m not a crafty person and I created this with no problems!

 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 do it yourself kind of a person.

I don’t have the patience and I’m not all that crafty. Seriously, my stuff could be on Pinterest fails.

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!

DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt

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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 colors 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 this homemade tree skirt.

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DIY Tree Skirt

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How to Make a 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).

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 wasn’t and I think it added to the charm of the skirt.

Predetermine where the fabric will be glued on, you want the edges of your cotton to overhang 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 Christmas tree skirt as a 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!

Update: After my fifth Christmas with this homemade tree skirt, I finally decided to toss this tree skirt as being stored and flattened for 11 months of the year has made it seen better days. Not bad though, I’m glad to have got 5 years out of it!

Answer this question in the comments below: Do you craft special items for the holidays?

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.

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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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78 comments on “DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt”

  1. How many yards of fabric did you actually end up using? I am in the process of making this right now and ran out of 5 yards very quickly! Got about 4 and 1/4 rows done! I am making mine larger as well since we always have very large trees. This is a beautiful project! I cut my strips at 3 inches instead of two as well. I can’t wait for it to be done! I have been eyeballing this project for a good three years now so I’m so stoked to be doing it! 

    • I used everything that I listed in the instructions. Good call on the 3″, I wish I did that!

      As the years go on I swear they shrink haha. I thought I tossed it last year, but I found it in my decoration bin and I have it under my tree for one final year. <3

  2. Hi love the ideal I’m wanting to make a grinch theme ruffled tree skirt so I want to use like 5 different patterns of fabric but not sure how much fabric to buy, can u help me with that. Want to do like 2 rows of grinch theme fabric & 3 rolls of fabric that are solid red or green, maybe a roll of dots or stripes. I have brought the 10’ alpine bendable tree so I can have the whoville bent too tree. And suggestions welcomed & appreciated. I saw a grinch theme ruffled skirt on esty for $190 I was like oh how cute but dang break the bank.  

  3. What size is the tree skirt 42’ 48’ 52’?? Thank u!

  4. Every year I make a new tree skirt. I wanted both of my boys to be able to choose the one(s) they wanted for their homes one day. It turned into a haha thing, now whomever the family member is that has a “fit” over it, it is gifted to them the following Christmas, early enough to be used for their tree that year. This years tree skirt is being done out of dyed dropcloths, in all neutral tones/shades, and I have to say this one is going to stay at our house!!! Thank you for the tutorial; every year it is my go to for any reminders or visuals if I feel that something doesn’t “look normal”. You did an amazing job, and your inspiration will forever be part of our Christmas Decor & Traditions in more than one house!!!
    Laura

    • Laura, your comment means to much to me <3 It really warmed my heart thank you so much for sharing. I LOVE your tradition. It's so amazing and fun and something the kids will always remember.

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