I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dollar Store Xmas Tree Skirt turned Pretty

This is cheap me at the store in the Christmas aisle: I pick up one of those beautiful eye candy Tree skirts and I admire it(insert pathetic look). I look at the price tag and I think "I will keep this until I die so it's okay to spend $65 on this."  I stick it in my cart and before I am done shopping it's out of my cart because I can't make bring myself to purchasing it.
Finally I can have my Eye Candy Christmas Tree skirt for $1!

Nothing like cascading ruffles to save a cheap $1 felt Christmas Tree Skirt. 
You can see the cute little saying on the felt skirt "Dear God, Christmas is Love" too bad that didn't move me enough to salvage it. 

You need: Fabric glue, fabric, ribbon
1. Cut your strips to the desired length you want the strands. Thicker strands = less of step 2.
2. Start at the bottom on one end and gather it and glue. Gather and glue until you get to the other end. Then start again on the other end and keep doing this until you cover it up until you get to the top.
3. At the very top I used ribbon. 

It took me about 40min total and I saved myself a lot of money.

Sewing it would have not taken much longer but I had no desire to pull out the machine. Maybe at some point along the years I will sew over the glue.

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  1. That's very cute Mari!!! You always impress me!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  2. Love it! Eeek I've been thinking about all of the new Christmas stuff I need to do this year!

  3. Very cute! I feel the same way about buying Christmas tree skirts, etc. I like them and will use them forever but since it's a time to think of others I can't bring myself to shell out the $$ for something like that. I like your solution!

  4. It looks beautiful! Great job!


  5. That is super cute. I like that you saved time by using a made tree skirt and adding the ruffles. I may actually do this myself now with this short cut, LOL! Visiting from Keeping It Simple.

  6. These is amazingly cute..love it...so creative :))
    Ps: I would love to invite you to join over 50 bloggers plus go PINK FOR CURE on Oct 30th..Painting the blog world pink a day and spreading the word on awarness, hope and faith for Breast Cancer..Would love for you to stop in and have a look..Hope u can join in :)) TY * http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/paint-your-blog-pink-awareness-faith.html

  7. What a great project! I put this on my Winter Pinterest board : ) You can grab an "I've Been Pinned" button at my blog!
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  8. I love seeing crafts for the sewing-challenged! Thank you for this :)

  9. Thanks ladies for all the love! It makes me want to zip pass Fall decorating and put the xmas tree up!

  10. What a fantastic idea! I have been needing a new tree skirt and I am totally with you on not paying that kind of money for one :) I'd love for you to share at my party if you have a chance. Really fantastic job! http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-2.html

  11. Super cute and what a steal for only $1!

  12. Very nice. Love the ruffles!

    Became a follower to keep up on your other great ideas.

    If you get a chance sometime you'll have to stop by my blog.


  13. I am over here via Nifty Thrifty Sunday and am I ever so glad! I love the ruffles!! We use a quilt my grandmother made for me when I was a young girl... think lots of bright polyester! but it brings back many happy memories of my grandma!!!

  14. That is an absolutely darling idea!!! I may just make a smaller version of this for my daughter's Christmas tree in her room. Thanks so much for always sharing your talent and creativity with us at Inspiration Friday each week! :-)

  15. Beautiful! I like the idea of making a smaller one for the kids rooms - we put small trees in each room of the house :) Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!
    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  16. Hi Mari! This is such a great project... thanks for sharing! I just linked to your page from my site:


    Please let me know if it's okay to link like this in the future.


  17. So darling, love it! Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime!

  18. I love this! Visiting from my 1929 charmer!

  19. What a great idea, and turned out so cute, from a dollar store. You are one creative person. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best. Now following you.

  20. What a great idea...that is adorable! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  21. This is fabulous! I am having a Christmas Linky Carnival and would love for you to link up! http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

  22. Looks great! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  23. Beautiful idea!! I was inspired and made one for my tree and everyone loves it. I uses 2" wide strips and had 14 layers of ruffles. It took some time but it wa worth it