Today I’m over at Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night sharing my latest Christmas craft, a pleated tree skirt. Fill free to head on over there and check out Ashley’s fun blog! I’ve also included the same post below for your reading pleasure:
My husband and I are newlyweds and we don’t have a lot of Christmas decor. I wanted my tree skirt to be inexpensive, stylish and fun, but still give the main emphasis to the tree.
Mark every 2″ along the folded strip. Pinch the fabric at the second line from the right and match it up with the first line. Pin. Continue down the line to the end.
Turn your tree skirt right sides out and iron the inner curve flat. Topstitch the inner curve 1/8″ from the edge. At the outer curve, pull the pleats away from the seam as you iron.
Place your finished tree skirt around the tree and secure with ties at the base. Stand back and admire your hard work!