November 16, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like...

CHRISTMAS!

Oh, I know.  It's only November.  But I can't help it.  I want to put up Christmas lights!  The stores have their displays up, we've already had a little snow, and the radio stations are already preparing listeners for the glory that is Christmas music that will be playing next month.  

Today I was at Target buying cat food and couldn't help myself from browsing through the wrapping paper.  Then I took a trip to Hobby Lobby to buy some green and red felt so that I can make holiday adjustments to my door wreath.  Excited to do that next weekend!  But today I made a Christmas tree skirt!  I've been using the one from my childhood the past couple years, and as nostalgic as I am... I felt it was time to start making my own Christmas traditions.  

I found this one on Pinterest and thought it was gorgeous.  I had some extra gray fabric laying around and used this bloggers technique to make my own tree skirt.

 I started by folding the fabric into quarters and cutting it on a curve, also cutting a hole in the middle.
 I took a large rectangle of the same fabric and cut it into one long strip.
 I totally should have just sewed this.  Hot gluing is NOT easier in my eyes.  But, two very cramped up legs and one small glue gun burn later, I got the strip ruffled along the edge of the skirt.
Finally, to cover up the unfinished look, I used some lace my Grandma Ann gave me a few years ago and glued it around the inner edge of the ruffles.  

I'll definitely post a picture once my tree is up! 

2 comments:

  1. Nice! This is so easy! I can't wait until Christmas! It's going to be so fun. My favorite holiday by far!

    Great DIY :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Mine too! Normally I'm ok with waiting to watch Christmas movies and decorate. But, this year is a different story! Maybe it's because Thanksgiving is so late this year. Thanks for commenting!

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