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Merry Craftmas!!! How To Make a No Sew Christmas Tree Skirt.

Professor Dottie here again from the School of Slap Dash Craftin’ with the easiest Christmas craft tutorial that you can do during your kid’s afternoon nap.

Friends, I bring you the:

Simple and sweet in all its felty goodness!

To make this skirt, you’ll need:

  • 1 yard red felt
  • scissors (or a rotary cutter would be super great as well if you have it)
  • one large pan/bowl
  • velcro dots
  • 5/8 inch white felt pads for putting behind frames (easily found in the framing dept. of your local hardware store.

Key Prep: figure out the following measurements before you start the project:

  • How big of a hole you want for the actual Christmas tree–the circumference (I made a big one because I wanted it to have room to fit around the holder
  • How wide you want your skirt to be.

1. Take the folded piece of felt and fold it diagonally into a narrowing triangle three times until your fabric looks like this:

2. Make sure that it is very flat and not wrinkled and that you also have a nice sharp point. I tried to true it with a ruler.

3. Choose the bowl/pan/whatever you have that is round to be your guide to create the scallop edging. Make sure to measure out the length that you wanted from the point to the farthest part of the scallop.

4. Draw a line with a marker using the bowl as your guide to create the scallop. It can get kinda thick, so I cut through what I could and unfolded it and re-drew the scallop with the pan.

5. Now, go to the point of the triangle and use your pan to draw the circle for the Christmas tree. Make sure you have the radius number, which is half of the circumference. You have your skirt. Now comes the fun part. THE DOTS!

6. I looked high and low for dots–at Michael’s and Beverly’s and finally found them at our local hardware store in the framing department. Huzzah!  Self stick to boot, so you don’t have to deal with glue. Double huzzah!

7.  Make your dot pattern–I free-handed it with putting a dot in the middle and at the ends and in between.

8. Now you are almost done, my friend!  You need to make a cut in the skirt from the center circle to the edge so you can get the skirt around the Christmas tree.    Just slice it with a rotary cutter or scissors. Now you could do buttons, but please, I teach at Slap Dash U, not  Fancy Pants Anal Retentive College.  You have better things to do with your time than making button holes for this baby. So we are going to use those wonderful velcro dots that you can buy from the hardware store or your closest craft store.

9. Place the dots in a line at the edge of the cut with the velcro tops on top of the dots.

10. Place other edge of Christmas tree skirt on top of the dots. And voila–you made a lovely Christmas tree skirt that will look great before and after the tree is loaded up with presents.

You gotta love a good bit of holiday inspired craftiness, no?  And bonus points for being cheap–the whole project cost me less than $10. So I can splurge on the really good rum for the egg nog! Hick!

What holiday crafting are you doing?

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  1. RocketGirl says

    Adorable! And super-easy. Someday when we have a proper-sized tree I’ll definitely make this.

    My holiday crafting is more or less done, I think, with the stockings and dress!

  2. Jenny (VintageSugarcube) says

    Miss D- You the hot sizzle.. I’m love’n that XMAS tree skirt something fierce. I can’t sew, so I may just have to try that out. Happy Holidays to you and Miss Alix.

  3. gossip_mom says

    I must do this now. My poor tree has a fleece blanket around it bc I decided this a good year to change colors.

  4. Dottie says

    Mizz Jenny, you are the snap, the crackle and the POP of joy all year round in my book.

    And your PB fudge is off the proverbial chain, Miss Lady. Wowee!

  5. Random Chick says

    You are so crafty! 🙂

  6. BethR says

    love it! i might have to bookmark this to use for inspiration next year. this year, my four year old pulled a linus and wrapped the base of all the xmas trees with his blankies.

    i just finished making travel felt storyboard one of two. i am not crafty. shoot me now before i start the second one.

    • Alix says

      Um, i have to say I read this really quickly and thought you said, “My 4 year old Linus….” and was thinking, “WAIT, she has a 4 year old named linus??? when did this happen??” haha

      • BethR says

        well… linus was on my short list of boys’ names!

        • Alix says

          haha, awwww…..I love it. but oliver and violet are even better. 😉

    • Dottie says

      That is seriously one of the cutest things every. What a little sweetie!

      And travel felt storyboards sound spectacular and not for the craft fearful!

  7. pilgrim says

    clever!! love the scalloped edge & spots 😀

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