I have absolutely fallen in love with all the ruffle tree skirts out there. I wanted one for myself but I really really really don't have time to make one right now. No really, I don't have time. I made one anyway!
I started with some heavy duty canvas that I had. Let's be honest, the stuff is almost 10 years old and I haven't stretched my own canvas in years. It's time to put this stuff to good use.
I folded it
Marked it with my teacher style big fat blackboard compass
And cut it with my rotary fabric cutter
I seriously can't believe what a nice circle I ended up getting doing it this way! Are you admiring my circle as much as I did? It's OK if you don't get as excited about circles as I do. It's about 50 inches in diameter; I snipped a cut that was 25 inches from one end straight to the center so I had a way to get it around the tree.
Then I went all Fraulein Maria on some old curtains
I cut them into 8" strips
And hemmed them. I know there are all those beautiful shabby chic ruffle skirts with their raw edges out there, but I couldn't help myself. I wanted it hemmed
Then I started bunching and hot gluing the ruffles to the circle
Here's the outermost layer of ruffles.
It really didn't take that long to do (about two hours) and I used less than 2 window panels. I ended up with 5 tiers of ruffles.
And here it is under the tree
Now I want to redo my entire tree... more on that later this week.
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