Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!! Last week, the kids convinced me to put up our Christmas tree before we left for our 5 day Thanksgiving celebration. After we go back, I’ve slowly started to pull more Christmas decorations out for the rest of the house. So, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, minus the snow of course. We haven’t seen any of that yet!
How about you? Is your home beginning to look a lot like Christmas?
While we were celebrating Thanksgiving my mom and sister asked me to help make them a tree skirt, similar to the one I made last year, and that was published in this month’s Simply Handmade magazine.
So, we went to Joann’s to pick out fabric while it was still on a great sale from Black Friday weekend! SCORE!! Plus, we each had a 60% off coupon–perfect, since both my sister and mom needed a heavy-duty glue gun for this project! Oh, I also picked up fabric to make my little brother a tree skirt. He has requested an Ohio State tree skirt…that isn’t too girly- lol! I am not sure how I am going to do it yet, but I am sure I will figure something out!
(Ps. Did you hear that Ohio State was undefeated this year? They had me a little nervous during their most important game against Michigan…but, they pulled it off!)
Okay, back to the No-Sew Ruffled Tree Skirts- My mom chose a country-ish cookie cutter fabric pattern, along with red burlap.
I like how it turned out! I am LOVING the texture the burlap gives it–and burlap is so HOT right now!
My sister chose a Christmas green polka dot pattern and tan burlap. Loving this one too-especially since it’s with the green! Looks like she already has Christmas presents wrapped too—what do you want to bet those are for her niece and nephew
My mom, sister and I all have these ceramic trees, that sit atop a base that lights up. We grew up with one, but in 2007 it was lost in the Cedar Rapid flood, along with many other things. I looked long and hard to find one to replace it- for my mom that Christmas. They aren’t very easy to come by, and I luckily came across one on Craigslist. My mom, bought one for the the girls in the years to come. And, now they will be a traditional decoration in our homes.
Anyway, my sister took a small piece of leftover drop cloth and burlap and made a little tree skirt for her ceramic tree. Cute, right?
Today I will be working on the “Ohio State” skirt- and then everyone will have handmade tree skirts for years to come-
So tell me, is there a special decoration you put up every year? What about your tree skirt, what does it look like?