I am so honored to be part of the All Things Home tours for a Christmas Craft Showcase! Did you guys catch the amazing Christmas Home Tours that happened last week? I am still blown away by their amazingly beautiful homes and Christmas décor.
I LOVE this new Christmas project I get to share with you today…. just please overlook the less then best photography. We haven’t seen the sun since before Thanksgiving here in GA and beginning to think we won’t till maybe January…not too great for us bloggers trying to to capture all kinds of pictures of Christmas décor to share.
I told you I was going in a new direction from my no-red Christmas last year and this year I am going all out RED. And I am loving it! So let me introduce you to my Red & White Chevron Christmas Tree Skirt.
I seriously felt a bit like Mrs. Claus as I was surrounded by fluffy red fabric and red and white stripes… It just screams Christmas to me and is the perfect finishing touch to my tree.
If you have never made a Christmas tree skirt before, it is fairly easy and SO much cheaper than buying a store bought one. I see tree skirts in the store from priced at $30-100 and I don’t usually even see any that I like. My chevron red & white tree skirt cost me about $12 to make and took about 2 hours from start to finish.
I bought 1.5 yards of red fleece material and 1 yard of red/white chevron home décor fabric from Hobby Lobby. Of course you can customize yours with any color and fabric you wish. Felt would have been a tad cheaper but the only red felt they had was more of an orange red (like it looks in the photo below, but in real life in decent light, the fleece really is a deep, pretty, rich red.)
Take your main material and fold it in half opposite the way it came on the bolt. Then fold in half again until you have a square.
Then cut from corner to corner in a rounded shape. You can draw this out on the fabric first if you wish.
Don’t forget to cut a small circle out of the corner tip for the middle of the skirt and also to cut open one fold to make the slit.
For the border, I cut my chevron fabric in 6 inch strips.
I sewed each strip together to form a long “ribbon” making sure to match the chevron pattern. I also turned up the bottom to make a finished hem. I sewed all of this… BUT you could totally glue it with hot glue or fabric glue.
To connect the chevron border to the skirt and to allow for the curve of the skirt, I pleated the border every few inches.
Here’s how it looks from the other side. Ran it through my sewing machine and it was all done!
I LOVE it! It brings that fun “candy cane look” to my tree without being too playful/still formal looking.
Hopefully when I reveal my tree (planning on doing that tomorrow!), I can get a better picture that truly shows the deep red color.
So there’s my Christmas craft! I have quite a few other Christmas projects I plan to show you over the next few days, so stick around! And you can see all my past Christmas projects here including a burlap & lace ruffled tree skirt that I made last year if that is more your taste.
And be sure to head over and check out the other bloggers sharing their Christmas crafts over the next 3 days.
Monday, Dec. 9
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Wednesday, Dec. 11