This year seems to be the year of everything plaid. Plaid shirts, skirts, vests, rain boots, christmas wrapping paper and tree skirts. After finding this awesome plaid christmas tree skirt I knew I had to have it… Then I saw the price tag which stopped me in my tracks. What!!??! $99.00 for a circle of fabric? Heck no. Of course I decided to make my own. Here is my simple DIY no-sew plaid Christmas tree skirt.
DIY no-sew plaid Christmas tree skirt
I’ll be honest, sewing is not one of my DIY strengths, but using a hot glue gun is. I did some poking around on Pinterest and found some cute ideas for Christmas tree skirts. Deciding I wanted a plaid skirt with pom poms; I made a quick trip to Joann’s where I found this plaid fabric for $3.99 a yard (with a coupon) and these pom poms for $1.99** (with coupon). The entire cost for the project cost me $15.94.
**Note about pricing: I was able to find the 1 inch pom poms on sale and used a coupon for an additional savings. They are currently listed as $6.99 per yard on Joann’s site.
List of supplies:
- Fabric marker or sharpie
- 2 yards of fabric
- 4 yards of pom pom trim
- hot glue gun
- piece of string
- mason jar lid (or any small round object)
- pinking shears (optional)
After cutting the skirt out I used pinking shears along the entire edge to prevent fraying. I wanted to make sure the pom poms were placed right along the edge of the fabric so I only glued them on 4-5 at a time; placing the glue right on the tree skirt fabric.
When I reached the slit I glued the pom pom edge over for a finished look. To secure the tree skirt around my tree I cut 8, 10 inch pieces of ribbon and glued them to the bottom side of the skirt.
There were some fabric scrap pieces left over after cutting the skirt out so I made these cute art pieces for my mantel. The inspiration for this project I got from saltandpeppermoms.blogspot.com. My deer looked lonely so I decided to make a snowman and some trees as well. Just find a silhouette of things you like online, print and cut them out, place on the fabric, trace, cut out and glue on canvas with fabric glue. Easy peasy! If you want, stitch with embroidery floss. This project cost me $0 dollars as I already had all the materials at home.
Hope you have an awesome time creating these super easy and cheap Christmas crafts.