I am addicted to making stockings...I have never gotten around to making a single tree skirt. I have at least two Bucilla tree skirt kits and a number of quilted tree skirt patterns. I usually just wrap the bottom of the tree in a piece of fabric from my stash.
This year with all the burlap around...it popped into my head to take the wide rolls of burlap used in floral arrangements and make a tree skirt.
I cut a straight edge with the grain of the burlap and then picked two threads at the top to start gathering. Once I had enough to go around half the tree base I doubled the fabric and cut off the excess.
Then I pulled two threads from the other side.
The loose weave makes this a quick process.
I tied the raw edges to the backside, using the gathering threads.
It would look better with a wider piece of burlap...maybe next time I am in JoAnn's Fabrics I will remember to look for some.
A narrower piece of burlap went around a smaller tree.
I had some glitzy white burlap in my stash so I used it around this little tree.
My next crafting dilemma is figuring out a cute way to hang a Bucilla project. My first attempt just wasn't right. I have another idea! It involves adding some felt holly leaves...have to make those.
Meanwhile...Kinley is getting rather bored with all this Christmas decorating.
Definitely a spoiled princess.