Readers Note: I’m posting on a Saturday night so ya, it’s sparse in the text department.
All of us have had a PinterestFail, be it small or epic proportions. Thankfully, I had a semi PinterestWin this weekend, although I it did end with a war wound.
I’ve had this image on my H is for Holidays Pinterest Board for about three weeks. It’s from a blog called My Crazy Life, and this smarty pants saw a ruffled, no sew tree skirt on Pinterest and gave it a while. It was so successful, that I followed her instructions and made my own!
Here’s her beautiful version - so neat and tidy and ruffly and fluffy!! Love it.
Here’s my version.
I did mine a little differently (as you can see) - it took the gal on My Crazy Life about 5 hours and it only too me three. Also, I burned my finger really bad, I need to fix the ruffles at the top layer (that I did with my burnt finger) and I still need to add my ribbon BUT OTHERWISE I feel great about this project. For full instructions, pop over to her blog (link above) but I’ll post my photo steps so you can at least follow along.
4 x 5 painter’s canvas
hot glue gun
hot glue gun sticks
fabric of your choice (ribbon works too, but that’s a pricey option)
good, sharp scissors
$10 for the canvas drop cloth, the rest I had on hand!
Cut the canvas to be 4 x 4, and fold into quarters. It’s okay if your cut and your fold isn’t absolutely perfect.
Fold opposite corners together and make into a triangle.
Snip of either end - the wider end in a semi-circle to make it look like an ice cream cone and then the bottom of the ice cream cone.
Snip a opening from inside to outside.
So a quick note here, to make the ruffles using the fabric was easy, but time consuming. I secured the fabric on the left side with a hot glue gun, and then pinched the fabric upwards. Then, on the right side of the pinch, I secured the other side with a hot glue gun. Again easy but time consuming.
I hit a snafu at the end - I cut my piece of fabric really wide because (as you can see above) my inside loop got fairly loop sided. So I made the last piece of fabric extra wide and then trimmed it down where it needed. The long ruffles though didn’t ruffle quite as nicely, but I think that’s an easy fix with a pinch of glue a little closer to the bottom of that ruffle. It does look a little messy near the loop there, but this is a reality craft. 3 hours of this? I was tired and lazy and figure it was near the trunk of the tree so who cares.
Viola! I wrapped a piece of burlap around the top of the tree stand and draped my skirt around it.