Thursday, December 1, 2011

DIY No Sew Tree Skirt

Pinterest did it again!

It made me get crafty.  All because of a tutorial and these pictures......


I think it was the ruffles.

And maybe that I had to throw away my skanky tree skirt last year that made me want to make this really, really bad.

So I was determined.

Even after the Joann's fiasco, I was still determined.  I had purchased linen for a base, along with the red burlap that day........

First I folded the linen into a pizza slice shape, then I rounded the outer edge.....

Here it is all unfolded....

I also cut a circle out in the middle.

Next I began cutting long strips of burlap.......about three inches wide.  These were to be hot glued to the linen base.

And here's where I started to feel like I wanted to die.

Instead I got a Pumpkin Spice Latte.....

Although easy, this part was tedious.  Not to mention, dangerous.  Hot glue hurts.

This entailed row after row of:  glue, fold some burlap over onto the glue, and hold.  I should have counted all the folds it took. 

Yes.  I hated this.

However, I loved those pictures from Pinterest and the color of my burlap so much that I was NOT going to give up. 

But I could totally see why someone on Etsy was charging $130 for one.

Sir Chester was even over it........

But I kept at it.  And even though I wouldn't make anymore after completing this one, I am IN LOVE with my finished product......

Now I just need to play Santa!  Better start shopping.....

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!


  1. I love it!!! I want to make one now but unfortunately I don't have room for a tree in my dorm... lol

  2. this looks absolutely beautiful! so much work, but it's gorgeous!

  3. Glad you didn't give up! It looks wonderful!

  4. Super cute tree skirt!! Turned out awesome!

  5. I'm making this today! After seeing how long this takes, I might need something stronger than a pumpkin spice latte!

    1. Hahahaha! Seriously, it took forever, but I love mine. I hope yours turns out!

  6. That is beautiful. Stunning. You succeeded in getting crafty! Hot glue is so much more painful than sewing. And I've decided I think you look like Whitney Cummings.

  7. How did the hot glue hold up would it be good to put in a few stitches here and there for more support

    1. I have used this skirt yearly since I made it in 2011, and it has held up fine! The hot glue worked! My only complaint is how badly the burlap sheds!