Need a tree skirt? Oh, you also want it to be modern and festive? And you want it to cost under and take under an hour to make? Well, here you go. We stitched up this little fringed circle of fun for our Pine-ata Dream Tree and it ended up being one of our (and your) favorite elements. Here’s how we did it…
Cut a circle of felt either by tracing an existing tree skirt, using the pen and string method described in our poncho video or by tracing a 2 foot wide platter as I did here, because y’all have a 2′ platter, right? Cut a slit to the center and add a second small hole for the tree trunk.
Cut 2″ wide strips of felt. The length matters not. (pink)
Make a cut ever 2″ to create fringe, leaving the very top edge intact. (mustard)
Start with a row of fringe that matches the background and sew to the tree skirt, aligning the bottom edge as you go. The stitching does not have to be very neat as most of it will be covered by the next row. When you finish one strip, just pick up with a new one until you have worked all the way back around to the opening of the skirt.
Add a second color 1″ higher. Curve the felt fringe as you go. Make an effort to stagger the fringe from one row to the next.
Add as many rows as you wish, in any color that you fancy. Go traditional with red and green or get creative. This skirt is so inexpensive and fast to make that you can change the color scheme every year.
When you are happy with your fringe, end with a row in the color of the skirt.
You are finished! Take a Christmas siesta under the twinkling tree lights, you’ve earned it!