Friday, December 2, 2011

No Sew Ruffle Tree Skirt! **Well Isn't That PINTREST-ing**

So this is going to be the start to a new segment that I am going to do called **Well Isn't That PINTEREST-ing!** which is baisicailly going to be a show off of things that I did from Pinterest. 


**SHAMELESS PLUG**

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anyways....


once I get more footing underneath me with this blog, I'll eventually set up a linky party to go along with the "Well Isn't That PINTEREST-ing" topic. 


So like many of you, I am a full on, 100%, out of the closet Pinterest addict............I spend hours on that site...daily. if you haven't found it yet, you need to get on there! even if your not crafty...or you don't cook....just the amount of ridiculously funny or inspiring things you can find on there is worth the time spent on the site alone!


My first project that I am going to post goes along with my December theme of 


OMG ITS CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!! 


because I like Christmas..............a lot.


So I am going to show you my new "no sew ruffle tree skirt" there are tons floating around pinterest as this really is a project that almost anyone can do. simply search "ruffle tree skirt" and you will easily find 50+ diff tree skirts in return! 


the original how to link was posted on HGTV.com  by Miss Mustardseed this link will tell you the basics that you need to know to get it done.


for my skirt, I used twin sized black flat sheet from walmart ($4 mainstays brand) and folded it in to a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 square, then you make a triangle, cut a rounded part off the bottom and cut the point off the top to make your tree hole and then you cut a slit down one of the sides for the skirt opening.


Don't be scared....its going to look REALLY big at first, but once its on your tree, you will understand why it needed to be so big.


I picked 3 different colors of fabric, a striped lime green, muslin white and a shimmery silver. I got 2 yards of each fabric and cut 4 inch length wise strips (long strips that are 4inches wide) then I literally ruffled and hot glued for about 4 hours until I had a beautiful hand made custom one of a kind tree skirt :)



obviously, your first ruffle will be the largest, I would pick your favorite color (if you are doing more than one color) because this will be the one you see the most...I love that even kinda up close, you can't tell that it was hot glue! 


When you add your second ruffle, you want to make sure that its far enough down to kinda overlap the first ruffle. so there is about a 2 inch gap between where I am gluing and where the top of the first ruffle is (4 inches of fabric....1 inch is glued, 2 inches over hang the black skirt, 1 inch overlapping the 1st ruffle)


And there is my finished product!!!!! like I said, it takes a while...and you will burn the bajesus out of your fingers at least 10 times. You'll come up with some very creative christmas inspired swear words too!

I chose not to add more ruffles to the base of the skirt because I have a black tree and blends in...however,  I had enough fabric to finish the skirt all the way if I wanted to. (alright truth be told, it was like 2 am and I had burned off my finger prints so I said "good enough!" and called it quits lol)


And remember how I said not to panic over how huge it is? ya, I am SO glad I didn't try to make it smaller like I had originally wanted to, once I get presents under the tree, I will have just enough of my skirt sticking out :) 

So there ya go! Wasn't that PINTEREST-ing? :)

Have you made a ruffle skirt? I would love to do a compilation of all the ruffle skirts out there! leave me a comment or send me a message with a link to a pic of your ruffle skirt! 






3 comments:

  1. I have never seen such a cute tree skirt! Usually they are kind of tacky but I love yours. I might just have to try it!

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