Embroider A Christmas Tree Skirt without breaking the bank. You can make a pretty Christmas tree skirt design that will impress your family and guests, alike!
- Wool felt
- Matching embroidery floss
Felt Tree Skirt Instructions
- Take a piece of wool felt and cut it into a pretty scalloped tree skirt.To dress it up a bit, you can use some green vines, holly leaves, and white berries.
- After cutting the scalloped tree skirt, free-hand cut some holly leaves out of green felt. If you're not comfortable free-hand cutting, try die-cutting your image at your local scrapbook store, or find some clip art that you can print out, cut out, and trace on your felt.
- Use a piece of chalk to lightly outline the vines around the edge of the skirt, laying the leaves and buttons along it to make sure it looks even.
- Start stitching. It took me about 5 hours to stitch all the vines, leaves, and buttons on. I guess that's why tree skirts are so expensive! I did use long stitches to make it go a little faster, and only used three stitches to sew on the leaves (rather than stitching around the edges like I had planned).
- My next step is only for all you other crazy crafter out there who love to add tiny details that probably don't need to be added. But I really thought the scallops needed a little white french knot in the middle of each one. This added another 2 hours to my skirt.
- My last step was another unnecessary one. I added ribbon ties to keep the skirt in place. I think it would have stayed put without them, but I couldn't help the cuteness factor once again! I cut six pieces of ribbon, each about 2 feet long.
- Then I doubled-folded the ends over and sewed them down to keep them from fraying. You could also use Fray-Check.
- Then I sewed two pieces across from each other and tied them in a bow.
- Repeat with the other two sets of ribbon, spaced out evenly. I really just eye-balled the whole thing since the ribbons are going to be in the back and hardly seen at all!
- And voila! Two days later it's finally finished! I'm going to have to use this for at least 10 years to make all that work worth it, but I do love it!