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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Quick and Easy Ruffled Tree Skirt

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I have an extremely easy tree skirt project to share with you today. But, I must warn you, if you are looking for a highly technical and by the book tutorial, this is not the post for you! :) This project took me five minutes tops and I was totally winging it the entire time. There is absolutely no sewing or gluing involved, and it will certainly never grace the pages of a magazine, but I got the perfect tree skirt I was looking for, so I'm ok with it! :)

I found a white ruffled tablecloth at an estate sale recently. I picked it up, unfolded it, saw it was for a round table and had a perfect ruffled edge. And.......it was only $.75! What could I do with it?

I put it down.

A few seconds later I picked it back up.

Then it hit me!

It would make a perfectly ruffled no-sew $.75 tree skirt!!!! Score!!

So, when it was time to break out the Christmas decor after Thanksgiving, I got to work on my tree skirt.

I laid it out and using a bowl traced a circle in the center, then cut it out. 


Next, I made a large cut to go around the tree stand. 

Here's where I got lazy. I cut three strips down each side. 

So they could be tied around the base of the tree. 

 And voila!!! A beautiful tree skirt!!


 Would you have been able to pass up this perfect ruffle?

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14 comments:

  1. Wow, what a find! Really gorgeous and quick thinking on your part!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra

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  2. What a great idea! I'll will definitely keep this idea in mind for next Christmas.

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  3. Very beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

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  4. Smarty idea. Honestly, I have a tree cloth but I used as my tablecloth instead. It works perfectly on my 4/6 sitter's round table.

    Happy Mid-week,
    /CC girl

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  5. Somewhere I have a Brandenburg lace round tablecloth left from back in the day when a cheap round table covered in long tablecloth was all the rage. I feel a fast, cheap and pretty project coming on!

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  6. Now...that's what I call NIFTY THRIFTY!!! Love how you were thinking outside the box on this one.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. That is just so pretty and I love the idea of using a round tablecloth ...so clever!
    Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you have a beautiful Christmas along with you family and friends...xo
    Lucy

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  8. Very pretty, I love the white! I bet it looks so charming under your tree! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :)

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  9. I like that, it's my kind of sewing. Will be on the look out for old ruffled tablecloth. I love that it is bigger than others I have seen.

    Kelly


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  10. Great idea and right up my alley with no measuring, sewing, etc...
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  11. how clever! I'm not sure I would have thought of that....I could use a tree skirt. I'll have to keep an eye out for a table cloth!
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can, catching you!
    gail

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  12. That is a beautiful tree skirt! And for .75 cents? Awesome!

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