DIY | Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree Skirt 


MY DIY | Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree Skirt



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! This year was a big one because I decided to purchase my first Christmas tree. As much as I would love to have a real tree, we all know my track record with plants so I am trying out an artificial one this year. I was looking for a Christmas tree skirt that matched my aesthetic and could not find what I wanted. So, when in doubt, DIY it! Today I am going to show you how I made my own tree skirt using some great cotton flannel materials. While I was shopping recently I picked up the loveliest black and white buffalo plaid fabric. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to make with it, but knew I had to have it! I started by taking the buffalo plaid and cutting out a circle (see directions) with a slit from one end to the middle. I love that you can choose a fabric that matches your design style, or a fun holiday print for a truly original look! I wanted to add elements of the traditional Christmas colors, so I ironed on red bias tape using Heat’n Bond adhesive to the hem of the skirt to cover the unfinished edges. Then I cut geometric tree shapes out of a green flannel fabric and ironed them on, using Heat’n Bond, around the skirt. Cotton flannel was the perfect material because it didn’t unravel when I cut it, and it is soft yet durable so I will have it for years to come. I put the skirt under my tree with a few adorably wrapped gifts and voilà, I am ready for the holidays! Check out the video below to learn more about making your own tree skirt, or get the supplies and step-by-step after the break:


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